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School Closings, Delays and Weather Advisory

All Centro of Oswego routes are back to the normal schedule today (Jan. 23).

Some delays may still occur due to road condtions/snow removal.

FROM JAN. 22

Other closings:

  • Town of Granby will close town offices at Noon
  • Town of Palermo offices are closed. Town board meeting will be rescheduled.
  • Fulton Public Library will close at 1:00 p.m.

School Closings:

  • Hannibal Schools will now close early.  High school and Kenney Middle School at 1:00 p.m.; Fairley Elementary School at 2:15 p.m.  No PM Pre-K.  No PM Regents exams.
  • Schools are closed today in the Oswego City School District, but the board of education meeting scheduled for this evening will be conducted. The board  will convene the public session at 6 p.m. this evening in the Education Center.
  • Fulton City Schools are now closed.
  • Oswego County BOCES is closed.
  • Trinity Catholic School in Oswego is closed.
  • From Cayuga Community College: The Cayuga Community College Fulton Campus will close at 11 a.m. today (January 22) due to poor weather conditions. At this point only daytime classes, activities, and events are cancelled. This now includes nighttime classes.  Please check the College web site and social media outlets for updates:

Some closings and delays are courtesy NewsChannel 9.

Weather advisory from the National Weather Service, as of 2;12 p.m.:

212 PM EST TUE JAN 22 2013

…VERY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF LAKE ONTARIO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON…

A BAND OF VERY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY FROM FAIR HAVEN TO FULTON TO BREWERTON…HOWEVER MAY DRIFT NORTH INTO MINETTO…PALERMO AND CENTRAL SQUARE.

SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR…WITH SOME ISOLATED SPOTS POSSIBLY SEEING HIGHER RATES…WILL IMPACT THE FAIR HAVEN…FULTON…HANNIBAL… PALERMO…CENTRAL SQUARE…BREWERTON AND PARISH AREAS THROUGH 4 PM.

TRAVEL ACROSS THIS REGION THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT…INCLUDING INTERSTATE 81 AND ROUTES 104 AND 11 BETWEEN PULASKI AND BREWERTON. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH THIS AREA…AS VISIBILITIES WILL LIKELY BE REDUCED TO A FEW HUNDRED FEET IN HEAVY SNOW. DEEP SNOW COVER WILL LIKELY BE ON AREA ROADWAYS. GUSTY WINDS MAY PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AS TIMES.

Prior advisories:

…VERY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF LAKE ONTARIO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON…

A BAND OF VERY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY DRIFT BACK NORTHWARD ACROSS OSWEGO AND FAR NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTIES THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. AT NOON…THE SNOW EXTENDED FROM BETWEEN FAIR HAVEN AND OSWEGO…TO FULTON AND PARISH.

SNOWFALL RATES OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES PER HOUR…WITH SOME ISOLATED SPOTS POSSIBLY SEEING RATES UP TO 5 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES…WILL IMPACT THE FAIR HAVEN…FULTON…OSWEGO…PALERMO…PARISH…AMBOY…MEXICO AND ALTMAR  AREAS THROUGH 2 PM.

THE LAKE BAND WILL REMAIN NEARLY STEADY OR SLOWLY DRIFT NORTH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

TRAVEL ACROSS THIS REGION THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE…INCLUDING INTERSTATE 81 AND ROUTES 104 AND 11  BETWEEN SANDY CREEK AND BREWERTON. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH THIS AREA…AS VISIBILITIES WILL LIKELY BE REDUCED TO A FEW HUNDRED FEET IN HEAVY SNOW. DEEP SNOW COVER WILL LIKELY BE ON AREA ROADWAYS. GUSTY WINDS MAY PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AS TIMES.

…LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
WEDNESDAY…
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
9 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

* LOCATIONS…OSWEGO COUNTY.

* TIMING…THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…8 TO 15 INCHES THE REST OF TODAY…5 TO 9 INCHES
TONIGHT… AND UP TO 2 INCHES WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES…AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AS LOW AS 25 BELOW.

* IMPACTS…HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN VERY DIFFICULT
TRAVEL WITH VERY POOR VISIBILITY AND DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADS.
IN ADDITION…THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR FROSTBITE AND
HYPOTHERMIA FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO BITTERLY COLD WIND
CHILLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW
IN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILL
BE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN
ROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.

IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR…MAKE SURE
THAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLY
VENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED AND
USED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOT
BLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES
AND WATER HEATERS.

A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE
WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR
EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 25 DEGREES
BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTURE
OUTDOORS SHOULD USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY.

Weather advisory from the National Weather Service, as of 8:22 a.m.:

…VERY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF LAKE ONTARIO
THIS MORNING…

A BAND OF VERY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
OSWEGO…SOUTHWESTERN LEWIS…AND FAR SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES THIS MORNING.

SNOWFALL RATES OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES PER HOUR…WITH SOME
ISOLATED SPOTS POSSIBLY SEEING RATES UP TO 5 INCHES PER
HOUR…WILL IMPACT THE SANDY CREEK…REDFIELD…OSCEOLA…ALTMAR…PARISH…PULASKI AND
WILLIAMSTOWN AREAS THROUGH 10 AM.

ON THE OUTER PORTION OF THE MOST INTENSE LAKE SNOWS…SNOWFALL
RATES OF AN INCH TO TWO INCHES PER HOUR WILL AFFECT THE AREAS
AROUND MEXICO TO THE SOUTH…AND ELLISBURG TO THE NORTH. IN
ADDITION…OSCEOLA IN LEWIS COUNTY.

THE LAKE BAND WILL REMAIN PRETTY MUCH STATIONARY THROUGH 10 AM
THIS MORNING…ALLOWING SNOW TO CONTINUE TO PILE UP OVER THE SAME
AREAS.

TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING WILL BE EXTREMELY
DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE…INCLUDING INTERSTATE 81 AND
ROUTE 11 BETWEEN MANNSVILLE AND PARISH. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO
USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH THIS AREA…AS
VISIBILITIES WILL LIKELY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE
IN HEAVY SNOW. DEEP SNOW COVER WILL LIKELY BE ON AREA ROADWAYS.
GUSTY WINDS MAY PRODUCE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AS TIMES.

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