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      Fierce wind chills in CNY cause frostbite fears, intense lake snow north

      Frostbite remains a concern through today as a combination of strong gusty west-southwesterly winds coupled with air temperatures falling to near or below zero this morning will allow wind chills to drop to between -20 to -25° (below zero) quite often. The wind chill could approach -30° (below zero). We are also carefully watching an intense band of heavy lake effect snow east-northeast of Lake Ontario. Inside the lake effect snow bands, snowfall rates of 1 to 4" per hour will be possible at times. Here is the very latest with respect to weather alerts.

      A wind chill WARNING has been issued for all of central New York except Jefferson, Lewis and Herkimer counties.


      A wind chill ADVISORY has been issued for Jefferson, Lewis and Herkimer counties.

      Wind chill warnings and advisories are issued when strong winds will combine with very cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions for exposed skin over the next 12-24 hours. As mentioned above wind chills will commonly drop to -20 to -25° (below zero) and could approach -30° (below zero).


      Frostbite occurs in 30 minutes with a wind chill of -20° (below zero) on any exposed skin.

      Frostbite occurs in 10 minutes with a wind chill of -40° (below zero) on any exposed skin.

      If your area has wind chill warnings or advisories, here is what you should do:

      -- If you must be outdoors, use common sense and dress warmly.

      -- Make sure that all exposed skin is covered. If possible, avoid prolonged exposure to the cold to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.

      A lake effect snow WARNING is in effect for Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, and Northern Herkimer counties through 1pm Wednesday.


      A lake effect snow ADVISORY is in effect for northern Oneida county until 10am Tuesday.


      A lake effect snow warning means that significant snow is likely in localized areas within the warned area. A large difference in snowfall is likely even within the warned area. Total snowfall accumulations of locally over 5 feet are possible over southern Jefferson county through Wednesday night, with significant blowing and drifting likely.



      If your area has a lake effect warning, here is what you should do:




      -- In lake effect snow squalls, the weather can vary from locally heavy snow in narrow bands to clear skies just a few miles away.

      -- If you will be traveling across the region be prepared for rapid changes in road and visibility conditions.

      -- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to these heavy snow squalls.

      -- If you need to travel, be prepared for very difficult driving conditions inside the bands of heavier snow and where the snow squalls have already been.

      -- Have a winter storm kit ready in your car in case you are stranded.

      -- Keep an eye on Interactive Doppler and Triple Doppler radars on CNYcentral.com.

      -- Keep your phone with your CNYcentral mobile app turned on so if warnings are issued you will know.

      -- Periodically check NBC-3, CBS-5 and CW-6 for updates on the weather and possible issuance of lake effect snow warnings and advisories.

      -- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to these heavy snow squalls.

      -- If you need to travel, be prepared for very difficult driving conditions inside the bands of heavier snow and where the snow squalls have already been.

      -- Have a winter storm kit ready in your car in case you are stranded.



      Stay updated with this situation with these links:




      -- Interactive Doppler Radar

      -- Triple Doppler Radar

      -- Lightning Strikes
      -- Watches/Warnings: (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)
      -- Follow CNY Central Meteorologists on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CNYcentral/cnycentralweather


      If you would like to send us a picture, please do it on Facebook or by e-mail at weather@cnycentral.com or news@cnycentral.com.

      Here is the latest information from the National Weather Service:


      URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY

      432 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      NYZ009-080000-

      /O.CON.KBGM.WC.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140108T0000Z/

      /O.CON.KBGM.LE.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-140107T1500Z/

      NORTHERN ONEIDA-

      INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BOONVILLE

      432 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS

      EVENING...

      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST

      THIS MORNING...

      * LOCATIONS...NORTHERN ONEIDA COUNTY.

      * HAZARDS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL

      VALUES ALONG WITH STRONG GUSTY WINDS.

      * ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW.

      * WIND CHILL READINGS...BETWEEN 25 AND 35 BELOW ZERO.

      * WINDS...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

      * TIMING...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING THEN

      MOVE BACK NORTH LATE TUESDAY MORNING. VERY COLD WIND CHILLS WILL

      OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE COLDEST WIND CHILL VALUES WILL

      OCCUR THIS MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY...BEFORE

      FINALLY SUBSIDING LATE TONIGHT.

      * TEMPERATURES...5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO.

      * IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE WHITEOUT

      CONDITIONS PRODUCING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL. DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND

      CHILLS WILL POSE A RISK FOR FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA FOR

      ANYONE OUTSIDE, EVEN FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THIS IS LIFE-

      THREATENING COLD FOR THOSE NOT IN SHELTER. IN ADDITION, STRONG

      WINDS COULD DOWN TREE LIMBS, CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES

      AND ALSO MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN WINDS COMBINE WITH BITTERLY

      COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR

      EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND CHILL WILL BE COLD ENOUGH TO CAUSE

      FROSTBITE IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES OR LESS...AND COULD LEAD TO

      HYPOTHERMIA IF PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST GO

      OUTSIDE...REMEMBER THAT SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING WILL KEEP YOU

      WARMER THAN A SINGLE HEAVY COAT. A HAT IS ALSO IMPORTANT AS MORE

      BODY HEAT IS LOST THROUGH THE HEAD THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE

      BODY. IT IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO COVER ALL EXPOSED FLESH TO

      PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FROSTBITE.

      IN ADDITION TO DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS...STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE

      AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WITH VERY LOW VISIBILITIES. WINDS THROUGH

      THE PERIOD WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK DOWN SMALL BRANCHES.

      ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATIONS.

      A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY MEANS LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS FORECAST

      THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IN SOME AREAS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW

      SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE

      INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP SEVERAL INCHES IN LOCALIZED AREAS. USE

      CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.

      &&

      $$

      NYZ015018-022025-036-037-044046-055057-062-PAZ038040-043-044-

      047-048-072-080000-

      /O.CON.KBGM.WC.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140108T0000Z/

      YATES-SENECA-SOUTHERN CAYUGA-ONONDAGA-STEUBEN-SCHUYLER-CHEMUNG-

      TOMPKINS-MADISON-SOUTHERN ONEIDA-CORTLAND-CHENANGO-OTSEGO-TIOGA-

      BROOME-DELAWARE-SULLIVAN-BRADFORD-SUSQUEHANNA-NORTHERN WAYNE-

      WYOMING-LACKAWANNA-LUZERNE-PIKE-SOUTHERN WAYNE-

      INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PENN YAN...SENECA FALLS...AUBURN...

      SYRACUSE...CORNING...HORNELL...WATKINS GLEN...ELMIRA...ITHACA...

      ONEIDA...UTICA...ROME...CORTLAND...NORWICH...ONEONTA...

      COOPERSTOWN...OWEGO...BINGHAMTON...WALTON...DELHI...MONTICELLO...

      TOWANDA...SAYRE...MONTROSE...TUNKHANNOCK...SCRANTON...

      WILKES-BARRE...HAZLETON...MILFORD...HONESDALE

      432 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS

      EVENING...

      * LOCATIONS...ALL OF NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA AND CENTRAL NEW YORK.

      * HAZARDS...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES AND STRONG GUSTY

      WINDS.

      * WIND CHILL READINGS...BETWEEN 25 AND 35 BELOW ZERO.

      * WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

      * TIMING...THIS MORNING INTO THIS AFTERNOON. THE COLDEST WIND

      CHILL VALUES WILL OCCUR THIS MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL

      CONTINUE TODAY BEFORE SUBSIDING LATE TONIGHT.

      * TEMPERATURES...5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO.

      * IMPACTS...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS WILL POSE A RISK FOR

      FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA FOR ANYONE OUTSIDE, EVEN FOR A

      SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THIS IS LIFE-THREATENING COLD FOR THOSE

      NOT IN SHELTER. IN ADDITION, STRONG WINDS COULD DOWN TREE

      LIMBS, CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES AND ALSO MAKE TRAVEL

      DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN WINDS COMBINE WITH BITTERLY

      COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR

      EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND CHILL WILL BE COLD ENOUGH TO CAUSE

      FROSTBITE IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES OR LESS...AND COULD LEAD TO

      HYPOTHERMIA IF PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST GO

      OUTSIDE...REMEMBER THAT SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHING WILL KEEP YOU

      WARMER THAN A SINGLE HEAVY COAT. A HAT IS ALSO IMPORTANT AS MORE

      BODY HEAT IS LOST THROUGH THE HEAD THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE

      BODY. IT IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO COVER ALL EXPOSED FLESH TO

      PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FROSTBITE.

      IN ADDITION TO DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS...STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE

      AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WITH VERY LOW VISIBILITIES. WINDS THROUGH

      THE PERIOD WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK DOWN SMALL BRANCHES.

      ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATIONS.

      &&

      $$

      NYZ006-071645-

      /O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0001.000000T0000Z-140108T1800Z/

      /O.CON.KBUF.WC.W.0003.000000T0000Z-140107T2300Z/

      OSWEGO-

      INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO

      342 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST

      WEDNESDAY...

      ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS

      EVENING...

      * LOCATIONS...FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOWS...MAINLY THE FAR NORTHERN

      PORTION OF OSWEGO COUNTY. FOR WIND CHILLS...ALL OF OSWEGO

      COUNTY.

      * TIMING...THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

      * HAZARDS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. DANGEROUS

      WIND CHILLS.

      * ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 24 INCHES TODAY...10 TO 20 INCHES TONIGHT...

      AND 2 TO 4 INCHES WEDNESDAY.

      * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

      * VISIBILITIES...A QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

      * WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 25 BELOW.

      * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO NEAR IMPOSSIBLE

      WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND FREQUENT WHITEOUT CONDITIONS DUE TO

      HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND

      DRIFTING SNOW. ROADWAYS WILL BECOME PARTIALLY OR FULLY

      IMPASSABLE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. INTERSTATE 81 WILL BE GREATLY

      IMPACTED FROM PULASKI TO JUST SOUTH OF WATERTOWN. DANGEROUSLY

      COLD WIND CHILLS WILL POSE A RISK FOR FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA

      FOR ANYONE OUTSIDE FOR EVEN VERY SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. THIS IS

      A LIFE-THREATENING COLD FOR THOSE NOT IN SHELTER.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW

      IN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILL

      BE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN

      ROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.

      A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE

      WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR

      EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 25 DEGREES

      BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTURE

      OUTDOORS SHOULD USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY.

      IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR...MAKE SURE

      THAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLY

      VENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED AND

      USED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOT

      BLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES

      AND WATER HEATERS.

      STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF

      WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

      CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.

      REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN

      BUFFALO BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO BUFSTORM.REPORTNOAA.GOV...POSTING

      TO THE NWS BUFFALO FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET...USING THE HASHTAG

      BUFWX

      &&

      $$

      NYZ007-008-071645-

      /O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0001.000000T0000Z-140108T1800Z/

      /O.CON.KBUF.WC.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-140107T2300Z/

      JEFFERSON-LEWIS-

      INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WATERTOWN...LOWVILLE

      342 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST

      WEDNESDAY...

      ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS

      EVENING...

      * LOCATIONS...JEFFERSON AND LEWIS COUNTIES.

      * TIMING...THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

      * HAZARDS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

      * ACCUMULATIONS...MORE THAN 2 FEET TODAY...10 TO 20 INCHES

      TONIGHT...AND 3 TO 6 INCHES WEDNESDAY.

      * WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

      * WIND CHILLS...AS COLD AS 25 BELOW ZERO AT TIMES.

      * VISIBILITIES...A QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

      * IMPACTS...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO NEAR

      IMPOSSIBLE WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND FREQUENT WHITEOUT

      CONDITIONS DUE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW ALONG WITH CONSIDERABLE

      BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW BY TONIGHT. ROADWAYS WILL BECOME

      PARTIALLY OR FULLY IMPASSABLE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. THIS

      INCLUDES INTERSTATE 81 SOUTH OF WATERTOWN. DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND

      CHILLS WILL POSE A RISK FOR FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA FOR

      ANYONE OUTSIDE FOR EVEN SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. THIS IS A LIFE-

      THREATENING COLD FOR THOSE NOT IN SHELTER.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW

      IN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILL

      BE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN

      ROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.

      A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE

      WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR

      EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 15 DEGREES

      BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL HOURS. IF YOU WILL

      BE OUTDOORS USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY...MAKING SURE THAT

      ALL EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED. IF POSSIBLE...AVOID PROLONGED

      EXPOSURE TO THE COLD TO PREVENT FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

      STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF

      WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

      CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.

      REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN

      BUFFALO BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO BUFSTORM.REPORTNOAA.GOV...POSTING

      TO THE NWS BUFFALO FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET...USING THE HASHTAG

      BUFWX

      &&

      $$




      NYZ004-014-071645-

      /O.CON.KBUF.WC.W.0003.000000T0000Z-140107T2300Z/

      WAYNE-ONTARIO-

      INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWARK...CANANDAIGUA

      342 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS

      EVENING...

      * LOCATIONS...WAYNE AND ONTARIO COUNTIES.

      * TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

      * WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

      * WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 30 BELOW.

      * IMPACTS...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS WILL POSE A RISK FOR

      FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA FOR ANYONE OUTSIDE FOR EVEN VERY

      SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. THIS IS A LIFE-THREATENING COLD FOR

      THOSE NOT IN SHELTER.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE

      WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR

      EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 25 DEGREES

      BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTURE

      OUTDOORS SHOULD USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY.

      IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR...MAKE SURE

      THAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLY

      VENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED AND

      USED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOT

      BLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES

      AND WATER HEATERS.

      STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF

      WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

      CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.

      &&

      $$

      NYZ005-071645-

      /O.CON.KBUF.WC.W.0003.000000T0000Z-140107T2300Z/

      NORTHERN CAYUGA-

      INCLUDING THE CITY OF...FAIR HAVEN

      342 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS

      EVENING...

      * LOCATIONS...NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTY.

      * TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

      * WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

      * WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 30 BELOW.

      * IMPACTS...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS WILL POSE A RISK FOR

      FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA FOR ANYONE OUTSIDE FOR EVEN VERY

      SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. THIS IS A LIFE-THREATENING COLD FOR

      THOSE NOT IN SHELTER.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE

      WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR

      EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 25 DEGREES

      BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTURE

      OUTDOORS SHOULD USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY.

      IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR...MAKE SURE

      THAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLY

      VENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED AND

      USED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOT

      BLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES

      AND WATER HEATERS.

      STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF

      WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

      CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.

      &&

      $$

      URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY

      439 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      NYZ032-033-072200-

      /O.CON.KALY.LE.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140108T1800Z/

      /O.CON.KALY.WC.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-140108T1500Z/

      NORTHERN HERKIMER-HAMILTON-

      INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATWELL...BIG MOOSE...EAGLE BAY...

      MCKEEVER...NOBLEBORO...NORTHWOOD...OLD FORGE...SPECULATOR

      439 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST

      WEDNESDAY...

      ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST

      WEDNESDAY...

      * LOCATIONS...WESTERN ADIRONDACKS.

      * HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS AND HEAVY LAKE

      EFFECT SNOW.

      * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 30 INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT SNOW

      BANDS...ESPECIALLY FROM AROUND OLD FORGE...ALONG AND NORTH OF

      ROUTE 28 IN NORTHERN HERKIMER AND NORTHWEST HAMILTON COUNTIES.

      * MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATES...TWO TO THREE INCHES PER HOUR WITHIN THE

      MOST PERSISTENT SNOW BANDS.

      * TIMING...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY

      WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS WILL PERSIST THROUGH

      WEDNESDAY MORNING.

      * IMPACTS...WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 20 AND 29 BELOW ZERO

      TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL PRODUCE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS

      CONDITIONS AND ALLOW FOR FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA TO OCCUR

      QUICKLY. SNOW COVERED ROADS AND BLOWING SNOW FROM LAKE EFFECT

      SNOW. SOME ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE WITH WHITEOUT

      CONDITIONS.

      * WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

      * TEMPERATURES...10 BELOW ZERO TO SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO TODAY

      INTO WEDNESDAY.

      * WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 20 TO 29 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE-

      EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR

      IMPOSSIBLE. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES

      IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERAL

      INCHES OF SNOW PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. VISIBILITIES VARY

      GREATLY AND CAN DROP TO ZERO WITHIN MINUTES. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY

      DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST

      TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR

      VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

      A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS

      WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN

      FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

      IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND

      GLOVES.

      &&

      $$

      CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ038043-047054-059061-064066-082084-

      VTZ013015-072200-

      /O.CON.KALY.WC.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-140108T1500Z/

      NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-

      SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-SOUTHERN HERKIMER-SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-

      NORTHERN SARATOGA-NORTHERN WARREN-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-SCHOHARIE-

      WESTERN SCHENECTADY-EASTERN SCHENECTADY-SOUTHERN SARATOGA-

      WESTERN ALBANY-EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-

      EASTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-

      EASTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-EASTERN DUTCHESS-

      NORTHERN FULTON-SOUTHEAST WARREN-SOUTHERN WASHINGTON-BENNINGTON-

      WESTERN WINDHAM-EASTERN WINDHAM-

      INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TORRINGTON...OAKVILLE...NEW MILFORD...

      TERRYVILLE...PITTSFIELD...NORTH ADAMS...GREAT BARRINGTON...LEE...

      LENOX...HOUSATONIC...ILION...HERKIMER...LITTLE FALLS...MOHAWK...

      FRANKFORT...DOLGEVILLE...GLOVERSVILLE...JOHNSTOWN...AMSTERDAM...

      WELLSVILLE...SARATOGA SPRINGS...WARRENSBURG...WHITEHALL...

      GRANVILLE...COBLESKILL...MIDDLEBURGH...DELANSON...ESPERANCE...

      DUANESBURG...SCHENECTADY...ROTTERDAM...BALLSTON SPA...

      MECHANICVILLE...WATERFORD...ALTAMONT...ALBANY...TROY...

      HOOSICK FALLS...CATSKILL...COXSACKIE...ATHENS...CAIRO...

      JEFFERSON HEIGHTS...HUDSON...CHATHAM...KINGSTON...NEW PALTZ...

      POUGHKEEPSIE...BEACON...ARLINGTON...PAWLING...DOVER PLAINS...

      MILLBROOK...PINE PLAINS...AMENIA...MILLERTON...NORTHVILLE...

      MAYFIELD...GLENS FALLS...WEST GLENS FALLS...HUDSON FALLS...

      FORT EDWARD...CAMBRIDGE...GREENWICH...BENNINGTON...JACKSONVILLE...

      NEWFANE...BRATTLEBORO...WEST BRATTLEBORO...BELLOWS FALLS

      439 AM EST TUE JAN 7 2014

      ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST

      WEDNESDAY...

      * LOCATIONS...LAKE GEORGE SARATOGA REGION...GREATER CAPITAL

      DISTRICT...MOHAWK VALLEY...SCHOHARIE VALLEY...THE SOUTHEAST

      ADIRONDACKS...TACONICS AND THE MID HUDSON VALLEY OF EASTERN

      NEW YORK...SOUTHERN VERMONT...THE BERKSHIRES AND LITCHFIELD

      HILLS.

      * HAZARD TYPES...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS.

      * WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 15 TO 29 BELOW ZERO.

      * TIMING...TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

      * WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH GUSTS 35 TO 45 MPH.

      * IMPACTS...WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 15 AND 29 BELOW ZERO WILL

      WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS

      ARE NOT TAKEN.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS

      WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN

      FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

      IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND

      GLOVES.

      &&

      $$

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