79
      Tuesday
      86 / 66
      Wednesday
      89 / 68
      Thursday
      85 / 64

      Wind chill alerts for most of CNY

      Dangerously cold wind chills earlier today and more will be coming this night. While temperatures will not be as cold, they will still be frigid and way below zero degrees. In some places this situation will again feature wind chills which will cause frost bite in a short time period. Here is the latest alert information:For tonight through midday Wednesday:A wind chill WARNING is in effect for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties 10pm Thursday night until noon Friday.A wind chill ADVISORY is in effect for Onondaga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Chenango and Otsego counties until 8am Thursday.Here are some specific details for today's cold weather:For tonight, a combination of cold temperatures and a slight wind is creating icy wind chills and temperatures. Temperatures overnight to fall to between -1 and -10 below zero for Syracuse and much of the immediate CNY area along the I-81 corridor. Wind chills will drop to between -10 to -20 below zero for this same area. Temperatures and wind chills will be even lower across eastern areas and the North Country. For example, the North Country temperatures will drop to between -10 to -20 below zero. Wind chills for the North Country should be between -20 and -30 below zero.If you look at the wind chill chart you can get frostbite in 30 minutes on any exposed skin when the wind chill is -20 (below zero). You can get frostbite in about 20 minutes when the wind chills is -30 (below zero). If the wind chills gets to -40 (below zero), then you can get frostbite in 10 minutes. I do not expect the wind chill to get to as low -40 in central New York.

      Make sure you are aware of how cold the temperature and wind chills are. If you are going outside to remove the snow from your driveway or you need to be outside for any length of time, take frequent breaks and come inside to warm up to avoid frostbite.Speaking of snowfall, most of the important snow in the forecast again through tonight will be between Fair Haven, Sodus Point, Sodus, Webster and Rochester. Other snow showers will be located over portions of the Finger Lakes, especially south of the Finger Lakes. Please remember that with these bitterly cold temperatures, the salt brine mixture that the plows use to melt the snow is much less effective than normal. Therefore, roads that receive snowfall will be extra slippery than normal.If your area has wind chill warnings or advisories, here is what you should do:-- If you must be outdoors, use common sense and dress warmly.-- Make sure that all exposed skin is covered. If possible, avoid prolonged exposure to the cold to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.-- Do not leave pets outside.If you would like to send us a picture, please do it on Facebook or by e-mail at weather@cnycentral.com or news@cnycentral.com.

      Here is the latest information from the National Weather Service :NORTHERN ONEIDA-ONONDAGA-MADISON-SOUTHERN ONEIDA-CORTLAND-CHENANGO-OTSEGO-BROOME-DELAWARE-SULLIVAN-SUSQUEHANNA-NORTHERN WAYNE-PIKE-SOUTHERN WAYNE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONVILLE...SYRACUSE...ONEIDA...UTICA...ROME...CORTLAND...NORWICH...ONEONTA...COOPERSTOWN...BINGHAMTON...WALTON...DELHI...MONTICELLO...MONTROSE...MILFORD...HONESDALE251 PM EST WED JAN 22 2014

      ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM ESTTHURSDAY...

      * LOCATIONS...PARTS OF CENTRAL NEW YORK AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA.

      * WIND CHILL READINGS...MINUS 5 TO MINUS 15 DEGREES THROUGH TONIGHT.

      * WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

      * TEMPERATURES...LOW TEMPERATURES MOSTLY ZERO TO 5 BELOW TONIGHT.

      OSWEGO-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO339 PM EST WED JAN 22 2014

      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO10 AM EST FRIDAY......WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THURSDAY TO NOON ESTFRIDAY...

      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILLWARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THURSDAY TO NOON ESTFRIDAY. A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THISLAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO10 AM EST FRIDAY.

      * LOCATIONS...OSWEGO COUNTY. GREATEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE ACROSS SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL OSWEGO COUNTY...MAINLY SOUTH OF THE SALMON RIVER.

      * TIMING...LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

      * ACCUMULATIONS...AN INCH OR LESS THURSDAY...3 TO 5 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT...AND UP TO 2 INCHES FRIDAY...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

      * WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

      * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

      * TEMPERATURES...BETWEEN ZERO AND 10 ABOVE THURSDAY. LOWS ZERO TO 10 BELOW THURSDAY NIGHT. HIGHS 15 TO 20 FRIDAY.

      * WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 25 BELOW.

      * IMPACTS...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS CAN RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IN EVEN A SHORT TIME FOR ANYONE OUTSIDE WITHOUT THE PROPER CLOTHING. IN ADDITION...THE LAKE EFFECT SNOWFALL WILL RESULT IN AREAS OF SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND SNOW COVERED ROADS...MAKING TRAVEL ACROSS THE AREA HAZARDOUS.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A STRONG WIND WILL COMBINEWITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOREXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 25 DEGREESBELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTUREOUTDOORS SHOULD USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY.

      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.

      IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR...MAKE SURETHAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLYVENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED ANDUSED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOTBLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACESAND WATER HEATERS.

      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.

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      NYZ004-005-230445-/O.NEW.KBUF.LE.Y.0003.140123T2100Z-140124T1500Z//O.NEW.KBUF.WC.Y.0006.140124T0300Z-140124T1700Z/WAYNE-NORTHERN CAYUGA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWARK...FAIR HAVEN339 PM EST WED JAN 22 2014

      ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO10 AM EST FRIDAY......WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THURSDAY TO NOON ESTFRIDAY...

      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECTSNOW ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 10 AMEST FRIDAY. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINDCHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THURSDAY TO NOON ESTFRIDAY.

      * LOCATIONS...WAYNE AND NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTIES.

      * TIMING...LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

      * ACCUMULATIONS...AN INCH OR LESS THURSDAY...3 TO 5 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT...AND UP TO 2 INCHES FRIDAY...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

      * WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH.

      * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

      * TEMPERATURES...AROUND 10 ABOVE THURSDAY. LOWS ZERO TO 5 ABOVE THURSDAY NIGHT. HIGHS AROUND 20 FRIDAY.

      * WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 20 BELOW.

      * IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE MAY RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND OR HYPOTHERMIA. IN ADDITION...THE LAKE EFFECT SNOWFALL WILL RESULT IN AREAS OF SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND SNOW COVERED ROADS...MAKING TRAVEL ACROSS THE AREA HAZARDOUS.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

      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.

      A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN STRONG WIND WILL COMBINEWITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOREXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 15 DEGREESBELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL HOURS. IF YOU WILLBE OUTDOORS USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY...MAKING SURE THATALL EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED. IF POSSIBLE...AVOID PROLONGEDEXPOSURE TO THE COLD TO PREVENT FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

      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.

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      NYZ001003-010014-019021-085-230445-/O.NEW.KBUF.WC.Y.0006.140124T0300Z-140124T1700Z/NIAGARA-ORLEANS-MONROE-NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-WYOMING-LIVINGSTON-ONTARIO-CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-ALLEGANY-SOUTHERN ERIE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NIAGARA FALLS...MEDINA...ROCHESTER...BUFFALO...BATAVIA...WARSAW...GENESEO...CANANDAIGUA...JAMESTOWN...OLEAN...WELLSVILLE...ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE339 PM EST WED JAN 22 2014

      ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THURSDAY TO NOON ESTFRIDAY...

      THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILLADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THURSDAY TO NOON ESTFRIDAY.

      * LOCATIONS...WESTERN NEW YORK...THE FINGER LAKES...AND WESTERN SOUTHERN TIER.

      * TIMING...LATE THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

      * WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH.

      * WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 20 BELOW.

      * IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE MAY RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND OR HYPOTHERMIA.