All lake snow warnings have ended across Jefferson county have ended. However, your Thursday morning commute in Watertown and portions of Jefferson county and northern Lewis county will be impacted by the snow that has already fallen.
In this particular lake effect event, here is what we are watching:
Lake effect snow has occurred overnight over much of central and southern Jefferson county. While I am expecting the snow to continue to decrease in intensity during the morning and eventually taper off as it moves further north, the snow that has fallen will cause tough driving conditions in Jefferson county for the morning commute. There has been some occasional light snow in Lewis county and the Tug Hill Plateau. Elsewhere in central and southern New York, there has been no snow overnight and there will be no snow during the day today.
Track the lake effect snow here:
-- Interactive Doppler Radar
-- Triple Doppler Radar
-- Lightning Strikes
Elsewhere, there is a very localized flood watch in effect for southern Cayuga county through Thursday afternoon.
In this particular flooding situation, here is what we are watching:
An ice jam has developed on the Owasco Outlet south of Port Byron between Route 31 and Hayden Road. This is causing the water level to fluctuate along Route 38 just north of Hayden road with occasional rises moving on a trailer park. The potential remains for some localized flooding in this small area.
If your area has a flood watch, here is what you should do:
-- Go about your normal activities, but be aware of the possibility of flooding developing if and/when heavy rain occurs or if an ice jam backs up the water.
-- 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 for imminent danger you will know.
-- Periodically check NBC-3, CBS-5 and CW-6 for updates on the weather and possible warnings.
-- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to streams, creeks or rivers, which can become killers in heavy rains.
-- If you live or work in an area which is prone to flooding, have a safe evacuation route to use if flooding occurs.
-- Have a battery operated radio, and several flashlights available and in working order.
Here is the latest information from the National Weather Service:
WGUS61 KBGM 300753
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
253 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...AUBURN
253 AM EST THU JAN 30 2014
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* A PORTION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
* THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
* AN ICE JAM HAS DEVELOPED ON THE OWASCO OUTLET SOUTH OF PORT
BYRON BETWEEN ROUTE 31 AND HAYDEN ROAD.
* THE ICE JAM IS CAUSING THE WATER LEVEL TO FLUCTUATE ALONG
ROUTE 38 JUST NORTH OF HAYDEN ROAD...WITH OCCASIONAL RISES
ENCROACHING ON A TRAILER PARK. THE POTENTIAL REMAINS FOR THE
WATER TO SLOWLY RISE AND AFFECT PROPERTY IN THE AREA.
THIS FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR ICE JAM
FLOODING. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR
POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING...WORKING OR DRIVING IN
AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD