A winter weather advisory is in effect for Otsego County until 10pm tonight.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slick and slippery conditions, especially on untreated roads.
In this particular winter weather advisory, here is what we are watching :Widespread rain and snow mix will be moving off to the east and ending later this evening. However at higher elevations to the south and southeast it is already just snow with colder temperatures. A heavy wet snow accumulation late afternoon and early evening before ending late this evening for those locations. All snow will be over from the storm before midnight with some additional lake effect snow showers developing overnight. Check out Interactive Doppler Radar and Triple Doppler Radar to see where the heaviest snow is. While many areas will receive less than 1" of snow, up to 2-5" of snow will be likely in the higher elevations to the southeast and well east of Onondaga County.
If your area has a winter weather advisory, here is what you should do : -- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to steady snow.-- While the amount of snow in the advisory area will not be overwhelming, enough snow will occur to cause snow covered and slippery conditions, especially on untreated and unplowed roads.-- 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.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 see a severe weather, damaging winds, hail, or flooding, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service:
OTSEGO-DELAWARE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONEONTA...COOPERSTOWN...WALTON...DELHI226 PM EST SUN DEC 29 2013
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THISEVENING...
* LOCATIONS...DELAWARE AND OTSEGO COUNTIES IN CENTRAL NEW YORK.
* HAZARDS...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL...WITH THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS ABOVE 1500 FEET.
* ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHEST TERRAIN.
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MID EVENING.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S.
* WINDS...EAST UP TO 5 MPH.
* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALLS WILL CREATE SLIPPERY ROADS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.