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Winter Weather Advisory for CNY; Snow & ice coming

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the following counties in Central New York:

  • Oneida and Otsego counties through 7am Thursday
  • Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and Herkimer counties until 10am Thursday.

This Winter Weather Advisory is issued because snow accumulation and icing from freezing rain is expected in the affected areas, but not enough to majorly disrupt travel. It should also not be enough to cause widespread damage trees and power lines. Instead, slick conditions on roads, sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways are likely.

Freezing rain is precipitation that falls as liquid rain, but then freezes on contact with roads, sidewalks, cars, trees and power lines. As ice builds up on trees and power lines, it is possible that tree branches and power lines may be downed. Keep this in mind if you travelling to or live in these counties.

If your area has a Winter Weather Advisory, here is what you should do:

  • Some light ice accumulation will be occurring in the advised area. Be prepared for some hazardous conditions in the advised 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.

If you want to take pictures of the ice and wintry weather, please let us know on Facebook or by e-mail at weather@cnycentral.com or news@cnycentral.com.

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