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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...LOWVILLE1053 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 EFFECTSNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST MONDAY. THE LAKEEFFECT 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...OSWEGO901 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 EFFECTSNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST MONDAY. THE LAKEEFFECT 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 HAVEN901 PM EST SUN DEC 15 2013

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

      * 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.