A Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect for northern Oneida County through 11am Friday.
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 is in effect for Oswego, Lewis and Jefferson counties through 5am Friday, for southern Oneida County through 11am Friday.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. Stay updated with this storm with these links : -- Interactive Doppler Radar : http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/interactive.aspx -- Triple Doppler Radar : http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/radar.aspx -- Lightning Strikes: http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/images/uploaded/lightning.JPG -- Watches/Warnings : http://www.cnycentral.com/weather/images/uploaded/warnings.JPG (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 lake effect snow, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service: NORTHERN ONEIDA-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BOONVILLE1143 PM EDT THU MAR 20 2014 ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A LAKEEFFECT SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT FRIDAY.THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS...NORTHERN ONEIDA COUNTY. * HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW. * TIMING...SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. * TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE MID 20S. * WINDS...WEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKEEFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS ORIMPOSSIBLE. LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVESIN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERALINCHES OF SNOW PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. VISIBILITIES VARYGREATLY AND CAN DROP TO ZERO WITHIN MINUTES. TRAVEL IS STRONGLYDISCOURAGED. COMMERCE COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUSTTRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOURVEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. PLEASE REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BYCALLING TOLL FREE AT 1-877-633-6772...OR BY EMAIL ATBGM.STORMREPORTNOAA.GOV. && $$ NYZ037-211500-/O.NEW.KBGM.LE.Y.0011.140321T0343Z-140321T1500Z/SOUTHERN ONEIDA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UTICA...ROME1143 PM EDT THU MAR 20 2014 ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A LAKEEFFECT SNOW ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT FRIDAY. * LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN ONEIDA COUNTY. * HAZARDS...MODERATE SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW. * TIMING...SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. * TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE UPPER 20S. * WINDS...WEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. OSWEGO-JEFFERSON-LEWIS-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OSWEGO...WATERTOWN...LOWVILLE1138 PM EDT THU MAR 20 2014 ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDTFRIDAY... * LOCATIONS...THE TUG HILL REGION OF OSWEGO...JEFFERSON...AND LEWIS COUNTIES. * TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. * ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 ADDITIONAL INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAYBREAK. * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL RESULT IN SLIPPERY...SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS AND GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES...LEADING TO HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.