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      Lake effect snow warnings & advisories for parts of CNY

      A lake effect snow warning remains in effect for Wayne and northern Cayuga until 4pm Tuesday.A lake effect snow advisory remains in effect for Onondaga, Madison, southern Cayuga and southern Oneida counties until 10am Tuesday and for Oswego county until 1pm Tuesday.A lake effect snow warning means significant snow is likely. An advisory means accumulating snow is likely within the advised counties. However, snow amounts are not expected to be extremely heavy. Still, you can find a large difference in snowfall amounts. The weather can vary from locally heavy snow to flurries and sunshine in other parts of CNY.In this particular lake effect event, here is what we are watching:The worst roadways for your Tuesday morning commute will be across portions of Wayne, northern Cayuga and southwestern Oswego counties where the heaviest snow has occurred Monday night and where snow continues at this time. We have had reports of up to 10 to 20" of snow across portions of this area overnight. Elsewhere, closer to the Syracuse metro area and over other sections of central New York. Most main roadways look good as only 1 to 2" of snow has occurred. However, untreated, less often used roads may still be a bit slippery. Looking forward, here is what I am expecting for new snowfall. A spray of mainly light lake effect snow showers and flurries should continue through the course of today and this evening southeast of Lake Ontario and across CNY. The Syracuse metro area and immediate suburbs will likely pick up a fresh Trace to 1 to 2" between 4am and 5pm Tuesday. The hills south of Syracuse may have an isolated amount over 2" today. The further northwest you travel away from the Syracuse area and closer to the Route 31, Route 370 and Route 104 corridors and to Lake Ontario, the heavier snow has already occurred and will likely occur today. From around the Baldwinsville / Lysander area and points northwest, you should pick up at least a fresh 2 to 4" of snow. Even closer to Lake Ontario, places like Red Creek, Wolcott, Martville, Hannibal, Fair Haven and Sterling could see a fresh 4 to 8" of snow between 4am and 5pm Tuesday.As always with lake effect snow, a small shift in the localized squalls could cause noticeable changes in accumulations locally. Stay tuned for variable driving conditions and different accumulations from place to place. Lake effect snow should diminish this evening and lead to clearing skies tonight. A combination of clear skies late tonight through Wednesday morning, fresh snowpack, and light winds should lead to widespread below zero low temperatures by Wednesday morning. Get set for that!

      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: 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 heavy snow, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at weather@cnycentral.com or news@cnycentral.com .

      Here is information from the National Weather Service:WWUS41 KBGM 110855WSWBGM

      URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY355 AM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

      NYZ017-018-111500-/O.CON.KBGM.LE.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-140211T1500Z/SOUTHERN CAYUGA-ONONDAGA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AUBURN...SYRACUSE355 AM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM ESTTHIS MORNING...

      * TIMING...THROUGH MID MORNING.

      * ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES THIS MORNING...FOR A TOTAL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES SINCE YESTERDAY FROM CENTRAL CAYUGA COUNTY THROUGH ONONDAGA COUNTY.

      * IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL AT TIMES DUE TO GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND SNOW COVERED ROADS.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY MEANS LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS FORECASTTHAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IN SOME AREAS. LAKE EFFECT SNOWSHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BEINTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP SEVERAL INCHES IN LOCALIZED AREAS. USECAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.

      WWUS41 KBUF 110845WSWBUF

      URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY345 AM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

      NYZ004-005-111645-/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0007.000000T0000Z-140211T2100Z/WAYNE-NORTHERN CAYUGA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWARK...FAIR HAVEN345 AM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THISAFTERNOON...

      * LOCATIONS...WAYNE AND NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTIES.

      * TIMING...THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

      * ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES TODAY.

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

      * IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. EXPECT SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITIES.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWIN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILLBE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES INROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.

      IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR...MAKE SURETHAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLYVENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED ANDUSED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOTBLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACESAND WATER HEATERS.

      STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OFWEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILSCAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.

      REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INBUFFALO BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO BUFSTORM.REPORTNOAA.GOV...POSTINGTO THE NWS BUFFALO FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET...USING THE HASHTAGBUFWX

      NYZ006-111645-/O.CON.KBUF.LE.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-140211T1800Z/OSWEGO-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO345 AM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM ESTTHIS AFTERNOON...

      * LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN OSWEGO COUNTY.

      * TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

      * ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 3 TO 6 INCHES TODAY.

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

      * IMPACTS...NARROW BANDS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL AT TIMES WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWIN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILLBE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES INROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.