... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 4 am EST
* locations... Eastern Lake Ontario region... mainly far southern
Jefferson County... northern Oswego County... and central and
southern Lewis County. Greatest amounts on the Tug Hill.
* Timing... through late Wednesday night.
* Accumulations... 10 to 18 inches tonight... 8 to 12 inches
Wednesday... and 5 to 8 inches Wednesday night... leading to storm
totals of more than 3 feet in the most persistent lake snows
across the Tug Hill.
* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph producing
some blowing and drifting snow.
* Visibilities... as low as a quarter mile at times.
* Impacts... very difficult travel with snow covered roads and
poor visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel on
Interstate 81 will be severely impacted between Parish and
Adams. Travel may be nearly impossible at times.
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.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can also be found at www.Weather.Gov/Buffalo.
Report snow accumulation to the National Weather Service in
Buffalo by sending an email to bufstorm.Report@noaa.Gov... posting
to the NWS Buffalo facebook Page... or tweet... using the hashtag