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According to NOAA, the tides will be 1 - 1.5 feet above their normal high tides Thursday morning and 1 - 2 feet above their normal high tide mark Thursday evening.
"OUTLOOK...THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD COASTAL FLOODING EXISTS WITH THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE FRIDAY MORNING."
"LOCATIONS...ATLANTIC OCEAN FACING SHORELINES...NEW YORK HARBOR...AND THE NORTHERN SHORELINE OF THE SOUTH SHORE BAYS OF LONG ISLAND."
This is in addition to the "near-blizzard" conditions predicted for Thursday evening into Friday morning by NOAA.:
"ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 8 INCHES.
* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* WIND CHILLS...15 BELOW ZERO TO AROUND ZERO FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY."
NOAA advises: Don't drive if you don't have to!
"SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY."
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