A lake effect snow WARNING issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect for the following counties:~Oswego county until 4pm Friday.~Jefferson & Lewis counties from 10am Thursday until 1pm Friday.
A lake effect snow WATCH issued by the National Weather Service is in effect for northern Oneida & Herkimer counties from this evening through Friday afternoon.Previous lake effect snow advisories and warnings have been cancelled.
In this particular lake effect event, here is what we are watching :Leftover localized lake effect snow showers and flurries southeast of Lake Ontario will spray parts of CNY including Syracuse with another fresh very light accumulations of a coating to locally 1". While this amount of snow is not much, with temperatures between 10-15, the salt brine mixture used by road crews is not as efffective on melting snow versus at temperatures near 30. It therefore, takes multiple passes by plow crews to make roads better. Keep that in mind. A reorganizng area of lake effect snow over Lake Ontario will shift northbound to a position east to northeast of Lake Ontario this afternoon. Those areas will receive up to 3-6" of snow by 5pm today.Heavy lake effect snow will pour from west to east across portions of the North Country. Parts of southern Jefferson, northern Oswego, much of Lewis and parts of northern Herkimer and Oneida counties will likely see 6-12" with local amounts of 12-24" between 5pm Thursday and 7am Friday. Elsewhere in central and southern New York, amounts will range from a trace to 1" across most spots with isolated amounts in the hills near and south of the Route 20 corridor 1-3".These heavy snow squalls will drop south across Friday morning across the route 31, Thruway, and route 20 corridors. Since the snow squall will be brief, expect a quick 1-3" of fresh snow across the immediate CNY area during Friday morning.
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:If you see a severe weather, damaging winds, hail, or flooding, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .Here is detailed information from the National Weather Service:NYZ006-121700-/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0010.000000T0000Z-131213T2100Z/OSWEGO-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO347 AM EST THU DEC 12 2013 ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM ESTFRIDAY... * LOCATIONS...OSWEGO COUNTY. GREATEST AMOUNTS ON THE TUG HILL. * TIMING...THROUGH LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. * ACCUMULATIONS...AN INCH OR LESS THROUGH 6 AM...4 TO 7 INCHES TODAY...6 TO 12 INCHES TONIGHT...AND 2 TO 4 INCHES FRIDAY. * WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH. * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY IN HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. TRAVEL ON INTERSTATE 81 WILL BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. TRAVEL WILL BE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. 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 && $$ NYZ009-121800-/O.CON.KBGM.LE.A.0009.131213T0000Z-131213T2100Z/NORTHERN ONEIDA-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BOONVILLE500 AM EST THU DEC 12 2013 ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENINGTHROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... * LOCATIONS...NORTHERN ONEIDA COUNTY. * HAZARDS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS....7 OR MORE INCHES POSSIBLE. * TIMING...THE SNOW BAND WILL MOVE BACK OVER NORTHERN ONEIDA COUNTY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN POTENTIALLY STRENGTHEN AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT. * TEMPERATURES...8 TO 20 ABOVE. * WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. * IMPACTS...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES AND DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS IN HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR A LARGEAMOUNT OF SNOW IN ONLY A FEW HOURS. VISIBILITIES AND DEPTH OFSNOW CAN VARY GREATLY...IMPACTING TRAVEL SIGNIFICANTLY. CONTINUETO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. && $$ NYZ032-122100-/O.NEW.KALY.LE.A.0003.131212T2300Z-131213T1800Z/NORTHERN HERKIMER-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATWELL...BIG MOOSE...EAGLE BAY...MCKEEVER...NOBLEBORO...NORTHWOOD...OLD FORGE333 AM EST THU DEC 12 2013 ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGHFRIDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECTSNOW WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAYAFTERNOON. * LOCATIONS...NORTHERN HERKIMER COUNTY. * HAZARD TYPES...MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE. * MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATES...UP TO 1 INCH PER HOUR POSSIBLE. * TIMING...TONIGHT. * IMPACTS...POOR VISIBILITY IMPACTING TRAVELING CONDITIONS. * WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * TEMPERATURES...6 TO 15 ABOVE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR A LARGEAMOUNT OF SNOW IN ONLY A FEW HOURS. VISIBILITIES AND DEPTH OFSNOW CAN VARY GREATLY...IMPACTING TRAVEL SIGNIFICANTLY. CONTINUETO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.