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Lake Effect Snow Advisory in effect tonight

A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is in effect for Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cortland, Chenango, Wayne and Northern Cayuga Counties until 4am Monday.

A Lake Effect Snow Adivosry means travel will be difficult at times in the advised areas.

-- 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 storm with these links:

-- CNYCentral First Alert Forecast

-- Interactive Doppler Radar

-- Triple Doppler Radar

-- Lightning Strikes: 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 weather@cnycentral.com or news@cnycentral.com.




Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service:




ONONDAGA-MADISON-CORTLAND-CHENANGO-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF.SYRACUSE.ONEIDA.CORTLAND.NORWICH

258 PM EST SUN NOV 24 2013

.LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY.

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY.WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS.ONONDAGA, MADISON, CORTLAND & CHENANGO COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS.LAKE EFFECT SNOW WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES DUE TO BLOWING & DRIFTING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS.2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW WITH THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF S. ONONDAGA, S. MADISON, N. CORTLAND & N. CHENANGO COUNTIES.

* TIMING.THROUGH EARLY MORNING MONDAY.

* TEMPS.IN THE TEENS.

* WINDS.NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS.LAKE SNOWS COMBINED WITH NW WINDS WILL CREATE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS & MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT.

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