Third time's a charm, right?! It's our third winter storm of March, but at least this one wasn't a surprise, and won't get too bad for our area.

This is a slow-moving snowstorm... Just look outside; It's been snowing for the last few days. We're getting some accumulation, but this hasn't been a storm to dump a foot of snow in a day. When all is said and done though, we will have a decent amount of accumulation.

We were under a Winter Weather Advisory, but the National Weather Service has upgraded it to a "Winter Storm Warning." The Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Northern and Southern Oneida County, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Tompkins, Madison, and Cortland County until 5am tomorrow (Thursday, March 15th). The Winter Storm Warning is also in effect for Northern and Southern Herkimer County and Hamilton County until 8pm tonight (Wednesday, March 14th).

So what can you expect as the rest of this storm moves out of the area? Well, let's start with the second chunk of warnings, for those in Herkimer and Hamilton Counties. According to the National Weather Service,

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow. Additional snow
  accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected...

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Be
  prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.
  Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and
  drifting snow.

And for the remaining areas of Central New York, including Rome, Utica, Syracuse, and Ithaca? Here's what you can expect, according to the National Weather Service,

WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow. Additional snow
  accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to
  15 inches over the higher terrain, south of the Thruway.

* WHERE...Northern Oneida, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison,
  Southern Oneida, Tompkins, and Cortland Counties.

* WHEN...Until 5 AM EDT Thursday.

 

So it looks like the Valley won't be getting hit as hard as the rest of Central New York, but our whole listening area will be dealing with this storm. As always, we'll keep you updated on this winter weather and keep you in the loop if anything changes. You can always get the latest weather news on-air at Lite 98.7.

 


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