High Winds, Blizzard Conditions Could Lead to Power Outages for Central New York
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.
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
* 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
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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