Foot or More of Lake Effect Snow Forecast for Central New York, 30 Inches Possible on Tug Hill
Several Lake Effect Snow warnings have been posted for Central New York with a foot or more of snow forecast.
Southern Oneida, Madison and Onondoga Counties are under a Lake Effect Snow Warning from 6PM Monday night until 6PM on Tuesday. 7 to 12 inches of show are expected with the heaviest amounts overnight tonight.
Northern Oneida County, including Boonville, is under a Lake Effect Snow Warning until 10AM Tuesday for the posiblity of 6 to 12 inches of snow.
The Western Adirondacks including Northern Herkimer and Hamilton counties, are under a Lake Effect Snow Warning until Midnight for 6 to 14 inches of snow. The heaviest snowfall around Old Forge is forecast to occur Midday into early afternoon.
Snowfall rates get much higher in the Tug Hill Plateau and northern Lake Ontario shoreline. Lewis, Jefferson and Oswego counties are under a Lake Effect Snow warning until 10Am Tuesday. Accumulation rates in these counties could be
* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 2 INCHES THROUGH 6 AM...11 TO 21 INCHES TODAY...5 TO 9 INCHES TONIGHT...AND UP TO 2 INCHES TUESDAY.
That's a possibility of 30 inches in the hardest hit areas of the Tug Hill plateau.
With all of the above warnings, blowing and drifting snow and low visibility will be concerns as winds will gust 20-35 miles per hour.
Track the storm and get the latest updates from the National Weather Service.