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September 18, 2018

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING


OSWEGO – JEFFERSON – LEWIS COUNTIES – INCLUDING THE CITIES OF OSWEGO, WATERTOWN and LOWVILLE
UPDATED 3 PM FRI DEC 18 2015

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 AM EST SUNDAY.

LOCATIONS: SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY, NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
OSWEGO COUNTY AND CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LEWIS COUNTY.

GREATEST AMOUNTS ACROSS THE TUG HILL PLATEAU.

TIMING: FROM EARLY THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 10 INCHES TONIGHT, 7 TO 14 INCHES SATURDAY, 2 TO 4 INCHES SATURDAY NIGHT AND AN INCH OR LESS SUNDAY. LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF MORE THAN 2 FEET IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

WINDS: WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

VISIBILITIES: AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

IMPACTS: LOCALIZED BANDS OF HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING  SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADS AND VERY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 81 BETWEEN CENTRAL   SQUARE AND ADAMS.

PRECAUTIONARY 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.

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