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Lake effect snow alerts for parts of CNY

A lake effect snow WARNING is in effect for Wayne, Northern Cayuga, Oswego and Lewis Counties.

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.

A lake effect snow ADVISORY is in effect for northern Herkimer and Jefferson Counties.

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 & will likely be intense enough to drop several inches in localized areas. Use caution when traveling.


A lake effect snow WATCH is in effect for Northern Oneida county.


A lake effect snow watch means that significant winter weather is possible in localized areas within the next 48 hours.



If your area has a lake effect snow alerts, 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 storm with these links:

-- Interactive Doppler Radar

-- Triple Doppler Radar

-- Lightning Strikes

-- Watches/Warnings

-- Follow CNY Central Meteorologists on Twitter

If you see heavy snow and accumulation, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at weather@cnycentral.com or news@cnycentral.com.

Here is more information from the National Weather Service:


NORTHERN CAYUGA-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF...FAIR HAVEN

344 PM EST WED FEB 26 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THURSDAY TO 1 PM

EST FRIDAY...

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT

SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THURSDAY TO 1 PM EST

FRIDAY. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTY.

* TIMING...LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY

AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT...AND 3 TO 5

INCHES FRIDAY...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 8 TO 14 INCHES IN THE

MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADS AND

GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES...MAKING TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT AT

TIMES. GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND

DRIFTING SNOW WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

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.

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

&&

$$

NYZ006-270445-

/O.UPG.KBUF.LE.A.0007.140227T1800Z-140228T1800Z/

/O.NEW.KBUF.LE.W.0010.140227T1900Z-140228T2100Z/

/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0009.000000T0000Z-140227T0000Z/

OSWEGO-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO

344 PM EST WED FEB 26 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS

EVENING...

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO 4 PM

EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT

SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THURSDAY TO 4 PM EST

FRIDAY. THIS UPGRADES THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH WHICH WAS

PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...OSWEGO COUNTY. HEAVIEST SNOW OVER THE FAR NORTHERN

PORTION OF THE COUNTY THROUGH EARLY EVENING. HEAVY SNOW MOVING

BACK SOUTH ACROSS THE COUNTY LATE THURSDAY AND CONTINUING

THROUGH FRIDAY.

* TIMING...FIRST WARNING THROUGH 7 PM THIS EVENING. SECOND WARNING

THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES THROUGH EARLY EVENING. 3 TO 6

INCHES THURSDAY...5 TO 9 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT...AND 3 TO 5

INCHES FRIDAY IN PERSISTENT BANDS.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADS AND

GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES...MAKING TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT AT

TIMES. GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND

DRIFTING SNOW WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THIS

INCLUDES INTERSTATE 81 FROM CENTRAL SQUARE TO PULASKI.

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.

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

&&

$$

NYZ008-270445-

/O.UPG.KBUF.LE.A.0007.140227T1800Z-140228T1800Z/

/O.NEW.KBUF.LE.W.0010.140227T1700Z-140228T0300Z/

/O.EXT.KBUF.LE.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-140227T0300Z/

LEWIS-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF...LOWVILLE

344 PM EST WED FEB 26 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS

EVENING...

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM EST

THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT

SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM EST

THURSDAY. THIS UPGRADES THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH WHICH WAS

PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...LEWIS COUNTY. HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS THE TUG

HILL AND SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE COUNTY.

* TIMING...ADVISORY THROUGH 10 PM THIS EVENING. LAKE EFFECT SNOW

WARNING FROM NOON THURSDAY THROUGH LATE THURSDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES THROUGH THIS EVENING. 4 TO 6

INCHES THURSDAY...AND 4 TO 6 INCHES THURSDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADS AND

GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES...MAKING TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT AT

TIMES. GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND

DRIFTING SNOW WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

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.

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

&&

$$

NYZ004-270445-

/O.NEW.KBUF.LE.W.0010.140227T2200Z-140228T1800Z/

WAYNE-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NEWARK

344 PM EST WED FEB 26 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THURSDAY TO 1 PM

EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT

SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THURSDAY TO 1 PM EST

FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS...WAYNE COUNTY. GREATEST AMOUNTS ACROSS THE NORTHERN

AND EASTERN SECTION OF THE COUNTY.

* TIMING...LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY

AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT...AND 2 TO 4

INCHES FRIDAY...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 7 TO 14 INCHES IN THE

MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADS AND

GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES...MAKING TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT AT

TIMES. GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND

DRIFTING SNOW WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

NORTHERN ONEIDA-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BOONVILLE

432 PM EST WED FEB 26 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY

AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY FOR REMAINDER OF THIS AFTERNOON IS

CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS CANCELLED THE LAKE

EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS

AFTERNOON...WITH THE ASSOCIATED SNOW BAND MOVING NORTH OF THE

AREA. HOWEVER...A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT

THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN ONEIDA COUNTY.

* HAZARDS...MORE LAKE EFFECT SNOW THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY

AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RE-INTENSIFY THURSDAY

AFTERNOON...THEN PERSIST INTO FRIDAY. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL

THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY NIGHT COULD EXCEED 7 INCHES.

* TIMING...ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL CROSS THE AREA BY MIDDAY

THURSDAY...WITH A NEW LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND FORMING THURSDAY

AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...TEENS THURSDAY...NEAR OR SLIGHTLY BELOW ZERO

THURSDAY NIGHT...AND NEAR 10 ABOVE FRIDAY.

* WINDS...BECOMING WESTERLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH

GUSTS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...DIMINISHING THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FROM SNOW...BLOWING

SNOW...AND LOW VISIBILITIES.

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