Central New York Winter Storm Warning – When Will It Start
Forecasters seem to agree that snow, sleet, and freezing rain will be hitting Central New York. The question remaining is when and what exactly we can expect. The National Weather Service added a few more inches of snow accumulation to the Winter Storm Warning for Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 A.M. TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH THROUGH 7 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE MOHAWK VALLEY WARNING IS FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches and ice accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch expected. In the Mohawk Valley, 8 to 15 inches of snow with ice accumulations up to around a tenth of an inch.
* WHERE...Herkimer, Onondaga, Madison and Oneida Counties.
* WHEN...Snow develops this morning with the main window for accumulations in the late morning and afternoon. A change to freezing rain and sleet occurs late afternoon and early evening before changing back to light snow by Wednesday morning. Snow and ice amounts will vary depending on how quickly the changeovers occur.
Travel will be very difficult to dangerous for the morning and evening commute today. Snow will be heavy at times in the afternoon into the evening with snow rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour expected and wind gusts up to 30 m.p.h.
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.