A winter weather advisory is in effect for Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer & St. Lawrence Counties until 10am Sunday.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slick and slippery conditions, especially on untreated roads.
In this particular winter weather advisory, here is what we are watching:
With colder air at the surface we are seeing a wet steady snow coming down in the alerted areas. Temperatures are below freezing so the snow will add up to several inches even on the roads. Temperatures will be warming and this will change to snow to rain overnight. However the ground is still frozen and very cold, this may make for very slick and icy roadways. The precipitation will quickly taper off Sunday early morning. Check out Interactive Doppler Radar and Triple Doppler Radar to see where the heaviest snow is. While many areas will receive 1-2" of snow in these areas, up to 4" of snow will be likely at higher elevations of the Tug Hill and Adirondacks. Little to no accumulation around the Syracuse area and Onondaga County as it will be too warm with mostly rain.
If your area has a winter weather advisory, here is what you should do:
-- Know which county you live in, and where you are in relation to steady snow.
-- While the amount of snow in the advisory area will not be overwhelming, enough snow will occur to cause snow covered and slippery conditions, especially on untreated and unplowed roads.
-- 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.
Stay updated with this situation with these links:
Interactive Doppler Radar
Triple Doppler Radar
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-- Watches/Warnings: (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)
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Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service:
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WATERTOWN...LOWVILLE
935 PM EST SAT FEB 1 2014
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
* LOCATIONS...LEWIS AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES.
* TIMING...THROUGH LATE SUNDAY MORNING.
* HAZARDS...WET SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL 3 TO 4 INCHES OVERNIGHT AND AN INCH
OR LESS SUNDAY. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS 4 TO 8 INCHES.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
* VISIBILITIES...BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES.
* IMPACTS...WET SNOW WILL MAKE ROADS VERY SLICK TONIGHT...
ESPECIALLY ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN IN NORTHERN JEFFERSON AND LEWIS
COUNTIES AND THE TUG HILL. SNOW MAY MIX WITH RAIN AT
TIMES...BUT EVEN WITH TEMPERATURES RISING TO NEAR FREEZING...
ROADS MAY BE ICY SINCE THE GROUND SOLIDLY FROZEN.