A winter storm WARNING remains in effect for areas north and northwest of Onondaga County until 10pm Wednesday.
A winter storm warning means that significant winter weather is likely over widespread areas during the period outlined.A winter weather ADVISORY is in effect for Jefferson and northwestern St. Lawrence counties from until 10pm Wednesday.
An advisory is in effect here for lower accumulations for this area. Areas closer to the Canadian border will see even less snowfall by comparison.
In this winter storm situation, here is what we are watching :The snow storm continues to moves east this evening at a steady pace which will bring an end to the snow in the next few hours in all locations. Some areas of light snow will be moving off and tapering to localized lake effect scattered flurries by 1am. Additional minor snowfall amounts are expected this evening before this takes place, generally an additional inch or less.
Brisk north to northwest winds will also create blowing and drifting snow and with nightfall there will be limited visibilities at times. Continue to use caution. If you can put off traveling until the morning road conditions will be much improved. We expect some minor lake snow showers and flurries on Thursday but nothing that will cause a major disruption like what took place Wednesday.
Watch our TV broadcasts to see how much more snow we are forecasting for where you live.
If your area has a winter storm warning, here is what you should do : -- Significant winter weather will be occurring in the warned area. Be prepared for difficult and hazardous travel at times in the warned area.-- 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 other counties, especially if you are travelling.-- Have a winter storm kit ready in your car in case you are stranded.Stay updated with this situation with these links : -- Interactive Doppler Radar -- Triple Doppler Radar -- Lightning Strikes-- Watches/Warnings: (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.) -- Follow CNY Central Meteorologists on Twitter : http://twitter.com/CNYcentral/cnycentralweather If you want to take pictures of the snow and wintry weather,, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service: LEWIS-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...LOWVILLE659 PM EST WED FEB 5 2014 ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THISEVENING......LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAYAFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT... * LOCATIONS...LEWIS COUNTY. * TIMING...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 10 PM THIS EVENING. LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. * HAZARDS...MODERATE SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH THIS EVENING. HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. * ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO TWO ADDITIONAL INCHES POSSIBLE THIS EVENING. POTENTIAL FOR A FOOT OR MORE OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW IN PERSISTENT BANDS LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY. SNOW WILL VARY IN INTENSITY AT TIMES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER ISEXPECTED. HEAVY SNOW AND/OR ICE WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVINGCONDITIONS. IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING IN THE WARNING AREA YOUSHOULD CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IF POSSIBLE...OR YOU SHOULD USEEXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE. 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. 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 A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER ISPOSSIBLE IN LOCALIZED AREAS. && $$ NYZ007-060800-/O.EXT.KBUF.WW.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-140206T0300Z//O.CON.KBUF.LE.A.0004.140206T2000Z-140208T0900Z/JEFFERSON-INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WATERTOWN659 PM EST WED FEB 5 2014 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THISEVENING......LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAYAFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT... * LOCATIONS...JEFFERSON COUNTY. * TIMING...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH 10 PM THIS EVENING. LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH FROM LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. * HAZARDS...MODERATE SNOW THROUGH LATE EVENING. POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. * ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES ADDITIONAL THIS EVENING. POTENTIAL FOR A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW IN PERSISTENT BANDS LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES. * IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY. THE SNOW WILL VARY IN INTENSITY AT TIMES.