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      Lake Effect Snow Alerts for Saturday night - Sunday


      A lake effect snow watch is in effect for Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Tompkins, Madison, Cortland and Chenango Counties.

      This lake effect snow watch is in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday evening.


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


      A lake effect snow advisory and winter weather advisory has been posted for many counties to the north and west of Onondaga County from noon Saturday through 7pm Sunday. These alerts are for Wayne, Ontario, Northern Cayuga, Oswego, Lewis and Jefferson Counties.





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      n this particular lake effect event, here is what we are watching:


      Preparations should be made by residents and local officials for localized lake effect snow to develop east of Lake Ontario Saturday afternoon and evening before dropping south into the rest of CNY Saturday night. Snow accumulation is likely in and around Syracuse heading into Sunday morning. There is some uncertainty to the position of the snow bands. Therefore, we will keep you posted on the situation. When warnings and/or advisories are issued the impending lake effect snow will be on its way shortly.



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







      -- Go about your normal activities, but be aware of the possibility of heavier snow during the period mentioned above in the counties outlined.

      -- 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.




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







      SOUTHERN CAYUGA-ONONDAGA-TOMPKINS-MADISON-CORTLAND-CHENANGO-

      INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AUBURN...SYRACUSE...ITHACA...ONEIDA...

      CORTLAND...NORWICH

      245 PM EST FRI NOV 22 2013


      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH

      SUNDAY EVENING...


      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A LAKE

      EFFECT SNOW WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING

      THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.


      * LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN CAYUGA, ONONDAGA, TOMPKINS, MADISON,

      CORTLAND AND CHENANGO COUNTIES.


      * HAZARDS...POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW ALONG WITH

      BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.


      * ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS GREATER THAN 7

      INCHES.


      * TIMING...PRIMARILY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.


      * TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 20S.


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


      * IMPACTS...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW COULD PRODUCE WHITEOUT

      CONDITIONS MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.


      NIAGARA-ORLEANS-MONROE-WAYNE-NORTHERN CAYUGA-OSWEGO-

      INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NIAGARA FALLS...MEDINA...ROCHESTER...

      NEWARK...FAIR HAVEN...OSWEGO

      332 PM EST FRI NOV 22 2013


      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 7 PM

      EST SUNDAY...


      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT

      SNOW ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 7 PM EST

      SUNDAY.


      * LOCATIONS...COUNTIES BORDERING THE SOUTHERN LAKE ONTARIO SHORE

      FROM NIAGARA COUNTY EAST TO OSWEGO COUNTY INCLUDING METRO

      ROCHESTER. MULTIPLE BANDS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL MAKE

      ACCUMULATIONS AND IMPACTS VARY WIDELY ACROSS ANY PARTICULAR

      COUNTY.


      * TIMING...NOON SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY EVENING.


      * ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES SATURDAY...1 TO 3 INCHES

      SATURDAY NIGHT...1 TO 3 INCHES SUNDAY...AND AN INCH OR LESS

      SUNDAY EVENING...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IN

      THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.


      * WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35.


      * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES.


      * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID 30S SATURDAY. LOWS AROUND 20

      SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S SUNDAY. AROUND 20 SUNDAY

      EVENING. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS SATURDAY

      NIGHT AND SUNDAY.


      * IMPACTS...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL BRING A BURST OF SNOW

      SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOLLOWED BY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS

      SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND GUSTY

      WINDS WILL PRODUCE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH SNOW

      COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY.


      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.


      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


      &&


      $$


      NYZ010014-020-021-085-230445-

      /O.NEW.KBUF.WW.Y.0014.131123T1700Z-131124T0600Z/

      NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-WYOMING-LIVINGSTON-ONTARIO-CATTARAUGUS-

      ALLEGANY-SOUTHERN ERIE-

      INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BATAVIA...WARSAW...GENESEO...

      CANANDAIGUA...OLEAN...WELLSVILLE...ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE

      332 PM EST FRI NOV 22 2013


      ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 1 AM

      EST SUNDAY...


      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER

      WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW AND SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT

      FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST SUNDAY.


      * LOCATIONS...ERIE COUNTY AND INTERIOR GENESEE VALLEY AND FINGER

      LAKES COUNTIES AWAY FROM THE LAKE.


      * TIMING...NOON SATURDAY THROUGH OVERNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT.


      * HAZARDS...BLOWING SNOW AND SNOW. TEMPERATURES TURNING SHARPLY

      COLDER MAY CAUSE ANY UNTREATED ROADS TO FREEZE.


      * ACCUMULATIONS...AN INCH OR LESS SATURDAY AND UP TO 2 INCHES

      SATURDAY NIGHT...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.


      * WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.


      * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES.


      * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S SATURDAY. LOWS 15 TO 20

      SATURDAY NIGHT. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS SATURDAY

      NIGHT AND SUNDAY.


      * IMPACTS...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL BRING A BURST OF SNOW

      SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOLLOWED BY SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND GUSTY

      WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS

      WILL PRODUCE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH AREAS OF SLICK

      AND SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY.


      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


      A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF

      WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW, BLOWING SNOW,

      SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE

      SIGNIFICANT, THE WORD ADVISORY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

      IS NOT ANTICIPATED.


      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


      &&


      $$


      NYZ007-008-230445-

      /O.NEW.KBUF.WW.Y.0014.131123T1700Z-131124T0600Z/

      JEFFERSON-LEWIS-

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

      332 PM EST FRI NOV 22 2013


      ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 1 AM

      EST SUNDAY...


      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER

      WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT

      FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 1 AM EST SUNDAY.


      * LOCATIONS...JEFFERSON AND LEWIS COUNTIES.


      * TIMING...NOON SATURDAY THROUGH OVERNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT.


      * HAZARDS...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. TEMPERATURES TURNING SHARPLY

      COLDER MAY CAUSE ANY UNTREATED ROADS TO FREEZE.


      * ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES SATURDAY AND AN INCH OR LESS

      SATURDAY NIGHT...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.


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


      * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES.


      * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S SATURDAY. LOWS 10 TO 15

      SATURDAY NIGHT. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS SATURDAY

      NIGHT AND SUNDAY.


      * IMPACTS...AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL BRING A BURST OF SNOW

      SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOLLOWED BY SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND GUSTY

      WINDS SATURDAY NIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS

      WILL PRODUCE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH AREAS OF SLICK

      AND SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY.


      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


      A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF

      WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW, BLOWING SNOW,

      SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE

      SIGNIFICANT, THE WORD ADVISORY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

      IS NOT ANTICIPATED.






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