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Subject:NWS Marine Weather Forecast - New York
Date:Friday, February 08, 2019
The following ice information broadcast has been initiated:

Ice report for New York Harbor and Hudson River:

A. Shrewsbury/Navesink: Brash-Drift/1-3"/90%/04FEB19
B. Sandy Hook Bay: Brash-Drift/1-3"/40%/04FEB19
C. Lower New York Bay: Open
D. Upper New York Bay: Open
E. Newark Bay: Open
F. Throgs Neck Bridge: Open
G. George Washington Bridge: Drift/1-2"/5%/06FEB19
H. Tappan Zee to West Point: Brash/1-4"/10-30%/07FEB19
I. West Point to Newburgh: Brash/Plate/6-8"/90-95%/07FEB19
J. Newburgh to Poughkeepsie: Brash/4-6"/60-80%%/07FEB19
K. Poughkeepsie to Kingston: Brash/Plate/4-6"/60%/06FEB19
L. Kingston to Catskill: Brash/Plate/2-4"/40-85%/05FEB19
M. Catskill to Albany: Broken/Brash/3"/70-90%/05FEB19
N. Albany to Troy: Packed/2-4"/100%/Yes/04FEB19

2. The current conditions of the following meeting areas and chokepoints:
A. West Point: Brash/Fast/6"/90%/07FEB19
B. Crum Elbow: Brash/1-3"/50%/07FEB19
C. Hyde Park: Brash/Fast/2-4"/100%/07FEB19
D. Esopus Meadows: Broken/Brash/3"/80%/05FEB19
E. Silver Point: Broken/Brash/3-4"/80%/05FEB19
F. Hudson Anchorage: Broken/Brash/2-4"/30-40%/05FEB19
G. Stuyvesant Anchorage: Broken/Brash/3-4"/40-50%/05FEB19

3. Aton Status:

4. Aids to Navigation may be unreliable in areas impacted by ice due to the current conditions.

5. Operating restrictions: Vessels of less than 3,000 horsepower while engaged in towing operations are not authorized to transit the navigable waters of the Hudson River where ice conditions are reported to be 8 inches or greater unless operating with an assist tug, as part of a convoy or in conjunction with scheduled icebreaking operations in the area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York.

6. These ice conditions are estimated and may be worse in natural Choke points and outside the navigable track maintained by Coast Guard Icebreakers. Daily ice reports, over flight pictures, and additional ice related information can be found at the Sector New York Homeport website. The Sector Command Center can be reached at 718-354-4356.

Notice posted on Friday, February 08, 2019

For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.