Central New York Winter Weather Advisory for Lake Effect Snow and Strong Winds
With much of the snow melting over the past two days, it must be time for another round of Lake Effect Snow. Strong sustained winds will accompany the snow just for more winter driving fun. Here are the details on the Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service.
Winter Weather Advisory from 7 tonight (2/8/19) until 1 Saturday afternoon (2/9/19)
-Northern Oneida-Southern Oneida-Otsego-Delaware-Sullivan and Southern Herkimer counties.
-3 to 7 inches of total snow accumulation.
Winter Storm Warning from 5 this afternoon until 1 Saturday afternoon
-Northern Oneida and Oswego counties
-5 to 10 inches of total snow accumulation.
Wind Advisory from 1 this afternoon until 1 Saturday afternoon
-Northern Oneida-Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-Oswego-Steuben-Madison-Southern Oneida-Otsego-Northern Herkimer-Hamilton-Southern Herkimer-Southern Fulton-Montgomery-Schoharie counties.
-Wind gusts will hit 50 m.p.h at times, but a bigger concern will be sustained winds of 40 to 45 m.p.h causing more damage and blowing and drifting snow.
Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.
The heaviest accumulations will occur just north of Syracuse east to Oneida in northern Madison County to Verona in southern Oneida tonight. While lake effect bands will continue after midnight they'll stay west of Oneida Lake.
Travel during the evening commute will be difficult with heavy Lake Effect snow and whiteout conditions.
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.