A lake effect snow WARNING is in effect for Oswego County until 1pm Thursday. All other warnings have been cancelled.
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. Here is what I am expecting for the rest of this event:Lake effect snow will continue for portions of Oswego county today. During the early to mid-morning hours, snow will still be rather steady and even heavy over central & southern Oswego county. The lake snow bands will drift a bit further south before sunrise. After that the bands will either be stationary or move slowly back to the north through the rest of the day while also weakening. New snowfall will likely occur north of Route 31 of 1-3" with local amounts of nearly 6" of new snow, especially in Oswego county during the day today. Outside of the main lake snow, localized flurries or spotty light snow showers will occur in spots with a dusting to less than 1" across the rest of central New York.
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.
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Here is the latest information from the National Weather Service:WWUS41 KBUF 090817WSWBUF
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY317 AM EST THU JAN 9 2014
NYZ006-091630-/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0001.000000T0000Z-140109T1800Z/OSWEGO-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO317 AM EST THU JAN 9 2014
...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THISAFTERNOON...
* LOCATIONS...OSWEGO COUNTY.
* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.
* HAZARDS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES THROUGH 6 AM AND 3 TO 5 INCHES TODAY.
* VISIBILITIES...UNDER A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
* IMPACTS...TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POSSIBLE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS DUE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME PARTIALLY OR FULLY IMPASSABLE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.
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.
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