Winter Storm Could Bring 10 Inches of Snow to CNY
A winter storm could bring as much as 10 inches of Lake Effect Snow to Central New York. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings and Watches for the area.
A combination of snow from a slow moving low pressure system and lake effect snow Tuesday evening into Wednesday could blanket parts of CNY with several inches of snow.
Currently, the following warnings and watches are in place from the NWS:
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR NORTHERN HERKIMER, HAMILTON, AND NORTHERN WARREN COUNTIES
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations by
Tuesday afternoon will range from 5 to 8 inches for most of
the area, with up to 10 inches at highest elevations. Winds
will gust as high as 30 to 40 mph over higher terrain.
* WHERE...Northern Herkimer, Hamilton and Northern Warren
* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 1 PM EST Tuesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...A mix of rain and snow will change to all
snow this evening and continue overnight into Tuesday, heavy at
times. Travel will become very difficult this evening,
continuing overnight into Tuesday.
WINTER STORM WATCH FOR NORTHERN ONEIDA COUNTY
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to
10 inches possible.
* WHERE...Northern Oneida County.
* WHEN...A slow moving low pressure system will produce snow over
the area early Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon,
enhanced by lake effect snow at times.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact morning or evening commutes.
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