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Lake effect snow warnings & advisories in effect


A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect for Jefferson & Lewis County through 5am Monday and Oswego County through 10am.


A Lake Effect Snow Advisory is in effect for Northern Oneida, Jefferson, Lewis, Northern Cayuga, and Wayne counties through 4pm Monday.


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 means that roads may be slippery and snow covered. Greatly reduced visibilities may occur from time to time, making for difficult travel. Remember, in lake-effect snow, conditions can vary greatly over very short distances. For example, heavy snow may be falling in one area, while clear skies may be present just a mile or two away.




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.


-- 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:

JEFFERSON-LEWIS-

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

1053 PM EST SUN DEC 15 2013

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT

SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST MONDAY. THE LAKE

EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...EXTREME SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY AND

SOUTHERN LEWIS COUNTY...WITH STEADIEST SNOWS SOUTH OF A ADAMS TO

LOWVILLE LINE.

* TIMING...TONIGHT.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...7 TO 14 INCHES IN MOST PERSISTENT SNOWS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH

* VISIBILITIES...BELOW A QUARTER MILE.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN HEAVY SNOW

AND BLOWING SNOW...ESPECIALLY ON THE TUG HILL AND ON INTERSTATE 81

OSWEGO-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO

901 PM EST SUN DEC 15 2013

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT

SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST MONDAY. THE LAKE

EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...OSWEGO COUNTY. SHIFTING SOUTH ACROSS THE COUNTY OVERNIGHT.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES TONIGHT AND UP TO 2 INCHES

MONDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...SLIPPERY SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS AND GREATLY REDUCED

VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

NYZ004-005-161000-

/O.CON.KBUF.LE.Y.0028.000000T0000Z-131216T2100Z/

WAYNE-NORTHERN CAYUGA-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWARK...FAIR HAVEN

901 PM EST SUN DEC 15 2013

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST

MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...WAYNE AND NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTIES.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* HAZARDS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES TONIGHT AND UP TO 2 INCHES

MONDAY.

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

* IMPACTS...SLIPPERY SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS AND GREATLY REDUCED

VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

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