Winter isn't going anywhere in Central New York. All of the area is under a High Wind Warning and the rest is either under a Blizzard Warning or a Winter Weather Warning.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for all of Central New York, lasting until 7pm tonight. Gusts up to 60 mph could cause downed trees and branches, leading to power outages.


* WINDS...West 30 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Through early Monday evening. Peak winds likely this

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

The NWS has also issued a Blizzard Warning for Lewis and Oneida Counties. The warning is in effect until 4 am Tuesday for Southern Oneida County, until 10 pm tonight for Northern Oneida County, and until 4 pm this afternoon for Lewis County.

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations
of 5 to 10 inches expected along and north of the Thruway,
with 3 to 6 inches south. Significant drifting snow expected.
Winds gusting as high as 65 mph on Monday, then 35 to 45 mph
Monday night.

There is also a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Herkimer, Hamilton, Northern Fulton, Onondaga, and Madison Counties. Significant snow is expected today into tomorrow.

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7
inches expected north of the Thruway, with 2 to 4 inches
south. Winds gusting as high as 65 mph on Monday, then 30 to
45 mph Monday night. Significant blowing and drifting snow

* WHERE...Onondaga and Madison counties.

* WHAT...Snow and areas of blowing snow. Storm total snowfall will
be 2 to 6 inches for most areas, with locally up to 8 inches
across central Herkimer County. Winds gusting as high as 65 mph.

* WHERE...Herkimer, Hamilton, and Northern Fulton Counties

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Winter Weather Preparation:

  • Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
  • Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
  • Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
  • Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
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