Multiple bands of lake effect snow can be expected across central New York early this afternoon. Snow will be mainly light, with occasional moderate to heavy snow for brief periods in more intense bands. A light dusting is expected for most areas, but localized amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in more persistent, heavier bands.
Forecast for Madison
Updated: 1:30 PM EST on December 13, 2013
Lake effect Snow Advisory in effect until 3 PM EST this afternoon...
Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning...
Snow showers likely. Total snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Highs in the mid 20s. Temperature falling to around 16 late. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
... Lake effect Snow Advisory remains in effect until 3 PM EST this afternoon... ... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning...
* locations... Onondaga... madision... and southern Oneida counties in central New York.
* Hazards... light to moderate lake effect snows... with more snow Saturday and Saturday night.
* Accumulations... 2 to 5 inches of snow today... with 7 or more inches possible Saturday and Saturday night.
* Timing... lake effect snows will move south into the area this morning with snows then expected to continue through mid afternoon. More snow will develop on Saturday.
* Temperatures... 5 to 20 above.
* Winds... west winds today... becoming northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Impacts... light to moderate snows and gusty winds will result in near poor visibilities and hazardous driving conditions.
A lake effect Snow Advisory Means Lake effect snow is forecast that will make travel difficult in some areas. Lake effect snow showers typically align themselves in bands and will likely be intense enough to drop several inches in localized areas. Use caution when traveling.
Please report snowfall amounts to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1-877-633-6772... or by email at bgm.Stormreport@noaa.Gov.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect because heavy snow is a possibility... but not a certainty. At this time... there is the potential for snow accumulations of 7 inches or more. Travel conditions could become hazardous... so it is important to monitor the latest forecasts and statements if you are planning to travel in the watch area.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:50 PM EST on December 13, 2013
The following are official and unofficial observations taken during the past 9 hours. Appreciation is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/bgm.
********************Storm total snowfall********************
Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement
... Cayuga County... Auburn 2.0 1157 am 12/13 trained spotter
... Oneida County... 3 W Boonville 9.0 838 am 12/13 facebook 2 SSW Woodgate 8.0 857 am 12/13 trained spotter 1 S Point Rock 6.0 1210 PM 12/13 6 hours 2 SSW Boonville 3.6 700 am 12/13 co-op observer
... Onondaga County... 1 E Three Rivers 5.0 1242 PM 12/13 cocorahs Clay 3.2 1239 PM 12/13 trained spotter Baldwinsville 3.0 1056 am 12/13 one hour 3 W Brewerton 2.9 1048 am 12/13 trained spotter
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