Central New York Prepares For Power Outages With Snow and High Wind Warning
As has been the case with our recent weather warnings, it's not the amount of snow, but what's coming with it. A High Wind Warning coupled with 5 to 8 inches of snow, gets us a Winter Storm Watch. Here's the when and where.
* WHAT...High Wind Warning from 1 pm Sunday until 7 pm Monday for Central New York, 7 pm Sunday until 7 pm Monday in the Valley. Winds will be steady at 25 to 40 mph with gusts of 55 to 65 mph.
* WHERE...The Following Counties: Northern Oneida-Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-Steuben-Schuyler-Tompkins-Madison-Southern Oneida-Cortland-Northern Herkimer-Hamilton-Southern Herkimer-Southern Fulton-Montgomery-Northern Saratoga-Northern Warren-Northern Washington-Schoharie-Western Schenectady-Eastern Schenectady-Southern Saratoga-Western Albany-Eastern Albany-
Western Rensselaer-Eastern Rensselaer-Western Greene-Eastern Greene-Western Columbia-Eastern Columbia-Western Ulster-Northern Fulton-Southeast Warren-Southern Washington-
* WHEN... Sunday afternoon through late Monday afternoon. Peak winds Sunday night through midday Monday.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Northern and Southern Oneida Counties from 6 pm Sunday through 11 pm Monday evening. 5 to 8 inches of snow mostly North of the Thruway. With wind gusts of 65 mph, blizzard-like conditions may occur.
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.
- Download the BIG FROG 104 APP. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notifications.
Get up to information on power outages throughout Central New York; where it’s out and when it’ll be restored with National Grid’s Power Outage Map.
National Grid also offers text alerts on the latest efforts to restore power.
To receive free text message alerts and updates, text the word STORM to NGRID (64743). E-mail alerts are available to customers who create an online profile on the company’s website. All alert services can be started and stopped at the customer’s request.
You can even report power outages or get the latest information at National Grid’s website.
Power Outage 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.
* Download the Big Frog 104 App. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notification.