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Closings and Delays – BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT

Weather Service predicting strong wind gusts today
Weather Service predicting strong wind gusts today

Cayuga County TRAVEL ADVISORY
Sheriff David Gould reports that The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office has issued

a TRAVEL ADVISORY of NO UNNECESSARY TRAVEL for areas currently under this band of lake affect stretching across Auburn and northern Cayuga County.

Hazardous conditions exist, but the decision to drive is left to the discretion of the traveler.

Some areas, especially in northern Cayuga County, are experiencing blizzard and complete white-out conditions with heavy snow and strong winds.

Closings

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Schools
Closed

Central Square Schools
Closed

CITI (Oswego County BOCES)
Closed

Hannibal Central
Closed

Mexico Central
Closed

Oswego City Schools
Closed

Phoenix Central
Closed

Pulaski Central
Closed

Sandy Creek Central
Closed

Trinity Catholic School, Oswego
Closed

Blizzard Warning

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
630 AM EST THU DEC 15 2016

OSWEGO COUNTY
BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY.

THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

LOCATIONS: OSWEGO COUNTY.

TIMING: THROUGH OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. ONE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SQUALL WILL MOVE SOUTH ACROSS THE COUNTY THIS MORNING.

A SECOND SNOW SQUALL WILL MOVE THROUGH THE COUNTY LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

ACCUMULATIONS: ADDITIONAL 5 TO 10 INCHES THROUGH 6 AM ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE COUNTY. 3 TO 6 INCHES TODAY AND 1 TO 2 INCHES TONIGHT.

WINDS: NORTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH. STRONGEST NEAR LAKE ONTARIO PRODUCING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES. STRONG WINDS MAY ALSO PRODUCE WIND DAMAGE.

VISIBILITIES: NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

TEMPERATURES: BETWEEN 15 AND 20 THROUGH 6 AM. HIGHS AROUND 20 TODAY.

LOWS 5 BELOW TO 10 ABOVE ZERO TONIGHT.

WINDCHILLS: 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO THURSDAY. DROPPING TO 10 TO 20 BELOW ZERO THURSDAY NIGHT.

IMPACTS: HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL LEAD TO  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ON AREA ROADWAYS AND SEVERELY REDUCED VISIBILITIES WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

THIS WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

SOME ROADS MAY  BECOME IMPASSABLE AT TIMES.

WIND CHILLS OF 1O TO 20 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT WILL ENHANCE THE POTENTIAL FOR HYPOTHERMIA AND FROSTBITE.

STRONG WINDS MAY BRING DOWN A FEW TREES AND POWERLINES RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.