Anyone who has lived in Central New York for a winter season knows how finicky Lake Effect Snow can be. Some areas get a foot, others a couple of inches. And so it will with our latest Winter Storm. Here's where the snow falls thru Thursday, March 7.

Let's just say, "grab a shovel Syracuse," it's going to get deep. The National Weather Service officially has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Onondaga and Madison Counties and Winter Weather Advisory for the rest of Central New York.

The Syracuse area will see the heaviest snowfall with 1-2 inches per hour possible. Travel will be difficult for the morning commute.

NWS.gov

Up to 18 inches of snow is possible in Syracuse while the rest of central New York could see anywhere from 3 to 8 inches.

NWS.gov

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.

Power Outages

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.