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Lake Snow warnings & advisories north

All lake effect snow advisories and warnings have been discontinued for Central New York.

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 accumulating snow is likely within the counties listed. Advisory snowfall is typically lower than warned areas. Some spots, though, will still receive accumulating snow.

In this particular lake effect event, here is what we are watching:


An early season snowfall continues to be likely across the higher terrain of the Tug Hill Plateau and possibly the western foothills of the Adirondacks. This will include eastern and northeastern Oswego, central and southern Lewis counties, northern Herkimer and far northern Oneida counties. Several inches of snow appear to be likely for portions of these areas. However, wherever the squalls persist, up to 6-12â?? of snow cannot be ruled out, especially over the very highest elevations. Mid-level elevations east of Lake Ontario will have 1-6" of snow. Across lower elevations, expect a combination of rain, graupel and snow pellets with little to no accumulation. The heavy wet snow nature of this early season lake effect may also result in minor tree damage and scattered power outages. There is remains some uncertainty to the exact position of the squalls and the exact temperature when it will snow. These bands will remain roughly north of Onondaga county and Oneida through most of today. However, later this afternoon and this evening this band will start moving southbound. Eventually, this band will weaken, but move into all of central New York. The hill towns south of Syracuse and near and south of Route 20 could end up with a coating to 1" of snow by 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.




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Here is additional information from the National Weather Service. You will note that the National Weather Service may have different forecast amounts that CNYcentral:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY

428 AM EDT THU OCT 24 2013

NYZ008-241630-

/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0008.000000T0000Z-131025T0300Z/

LEWIS-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF...LOWVILLE

428 AM EDT THU OCT 24 2013

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT

THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN LEWIS COUNTY. ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE

HIGHLY ELEVATION DEPENDENT AND MAINLY ACROSS THE TUG HILL AND

POSSIBLY THE WESTERN FOOTHILLS OF THE ADIRONDACKS.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 14 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL IN LOCALLY

HEAVY SNOWFALL...MAINLY ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN. HEAVY WET SNOW

MAY ALSO PRODUCE SOME MINOR TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES.

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


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY

428 AM EDT THU OCT 24 2013

NYZ006-241630-

/O.CON.KBUF.LE.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-131025T0300Z/

OSWEGO-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO

428 AM EDT THU OCT 24 2013

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT

THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN OSWEGO COUNTY ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN EAST

OF INTERSTATE 81. HIGHEST AMOUNTS IN TOWN OF REDFIELD.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 7 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL IN

LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL...MAINLY ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN. HEAVY

WET SNOW MAY ALSO PRODUCE SOME MINOR TREE DAMAGE AND POWER

OUTAGES.

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.

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


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY

420 AM EDT THU OCT 24 2013

NYZ032-241600-

/O.EXT.KALY.LE.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-131024T1600Z/

NORTHERN HERKIMER-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATWELL...BIG MOOSE...EAGLE BAY...

MCKEEVER...NOBLEBORO...NORTHWOOD...OLD FORGE

420 AM EDT THU OCT 24 2013

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN HERKIMER COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...ACCUMULATING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 4 INCHES ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING...SNOW WILL MIX WITH THEN CHANGE TO RAIN

BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...OCCASIONALLY BELOW ONE MILE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY MEANS LAKE-EFFECT SNOW IS FORECAST

THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IN SOME AREAS. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW

SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE

INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP SEVERAL INCHES IN LOCALIZED AREAS. USE

CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.

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