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      Lake snow alerts north of Onondaga County.

      A lake effect snow warning is in effect for Oswego, northern Cayuga and northern Oneida counties through 1pm Wednesday.


      A lake effect snow advisory is in effect for Wayne and southern Oneida through 1pm Wednesday.


      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 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.


      If your area has a lake effect alert, here is what you should do:

      -- Go about your normal activities, but be aware of the possibility of heavier snow during the period mentioned above in the counties outlined.

      -- 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.




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      Here is more detailed information on this alert from the National Weather Service:





      OSWEGO-

      INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO

      352 AM EST WED JAN 1 2014





      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS

      AFTERNOON...

      ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO

      10 AM EST FRIDAY...





      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER

      WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND WIND CHILLS...

      WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY.





      * LOCATIONS...OSWEGO COUNTY.





      * TIMING...LAKE EFFECT SNOW THIS MORNING. A GENERAL WIDESPREAD

      SNOW THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.





      * ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES TODAY...1 TO 3 INCHES TONIGHT...2

      TO 3 INCHES THURSDAY...1 TO 2 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT.





      * WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PRODUCING

      SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.





      * VISIBILITIES....LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.





      * WIND CHILLS...20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY

      MORNING.





      * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS

      AND POOR VISIBILITY DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.





      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...





      IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW 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.





      IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR...MAKE SURE

      THAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLY

      VENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED AND

      USED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOT

      BLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES

      AND WATER HEATERS.





      STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF

      WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

      CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.





      REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN

      BUFFALO BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO BUFSTORM.REPORTNOAA.GOV...POSTING

      TO THE NWS BUFFALO FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET...USING THE HASHTAG

      BUFWX





      A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF

      WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW, BLOWING SNOW,

      SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE

      SIGNIFICANT, THE WORD ADVISORY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

      IS NOT ANTICIPATED.





      &&





      $$





      NYZ005-011700-

      /O.NEW.KBUF.WW.Y.0001.140102T0300Z-140103T1500Z/

      /O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0014.000000T0000Z-140101T1800Z/

      NORTHERN CAYUGA-

      INCLUDING THE CITY OF...FAIR HAVEN

      352 AM EST WED JAN 1 2014





      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS

      AFTERNOON...

      ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO

      10 AM EST FRIDAY...





      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER

      WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND WIND CHILLS...

      WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY.





      * LOCATIONS...NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTY.





      * TIMING...LAKE EFFECT SNOW THIS MORNING. A GENERAL WIDESPREAD

      SNOW THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.





      * ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES TODAY...1 TO 3 INCHES TONIGHT...2

      TO 3 INCHES THURSDAY...AROUND 2 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT.





      * WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PRODUCING

      BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.





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





      * WIND CHILLS...15 TO 20 BELOW ZERO THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY

      MORNING.





      * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT AT TIMES WITH SNOW

      COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY DUE TO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.





      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...





      IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW 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.





      IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR...MAKE SURE

      THAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLY

      VENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED AND

      USED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOT

      BLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES

      AND WATER HEATERS.





      STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF

      WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

      CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.





      REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN

      BUFFALO BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO BUFSTORM.REPORTNOAA.GOV...POSTING

      TO THE NWS BUFFALO FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET...USING THE HASHTAG

      BUFWX





      A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF

      WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW, BLOWING SNOW,

      SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE

      SIGNIFICANT, THE WORD ADVISORY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

      IS NOT ANTICIPATED.





      &&





      $$





      NYZ008-011700-

      /O.NEW.KBUF.WC.A.0001.140103T0000Z-140103T1700Z/

      /O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0014.000000T0000Z-140101T2100Z/

      LEWIS-

      INCLUDING THE CITY OF...LOWVILLE

      352 AM EST WED JAN 1 2014





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

      AFTERNOON...

      ...WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH

      FRIDAY MORNING...





      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL

      WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY

      MORNING.





      * LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN LEWIS COUNTY FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW THIS

      MORNING.





      * TIMING...LAKE EFFECT SNOW TODAY. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS THURSDAY

      NIGHT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.





      * ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES TODAY.





      * WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH THIS MORNING. NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH

      THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PRODUCING SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.





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





      * WIND CHILLS...30 TO 40 BELOW ZERO THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY

      MORNING.





      * IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT AT TIMES WITH SNOW

      COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY DUE TO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW

      TODAY. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY WILL POSE

      A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA TO ANYONE

      OUTSIDE FOR EVEN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.





      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...





      IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW 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.





      IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR...MAKE SURE

      THAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLY

      VENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED AND

      USED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOT

      BLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES

      AND WATER HEATERS.





      STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF

      WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

      CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.





      REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN

      BUFFALO BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO BUFSTORM.REPORTNOAA.GOV...POSTING

      TO THE NWS BUFFALO FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET...USING THE HASHTAG

      BUFWX





      A WIND CHILL WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH

      COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR

      EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 15 DEGREES

      BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL HOURS. IF YOU WILL

      BE OUTDOORS USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY...MAKING SURE THAT

      ALL EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED. IF POSSIBLE...AVOID PROLONGED

      EXPOSURE TO THE COLD TO PREVENT FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.


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