NWS ALBANY | WINTER STORM WARNING | (SS)

February 7, 2013 at 1:06pm

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY

336 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

 

 

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...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO NOON ESTSATURDAY...

 

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORMWARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TONOON EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

 

 

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...SOUTHERN VERMONT AND  WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

 

 

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

 

 

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES IN THE  WESTERN MOHAWK VALLEY...SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS...LAKE GEORGE AND  SARATOGA REGIONS. ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 16 INCHES SCHOHARIE  VALLEY...CAPITAL DISTRICT...EASTERN CATSKILLS...MID HUDSON  VALLEY...TACONICS...AND SOUTHERN VERMONT. ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO  18 INCHES IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

 

 

* MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATES...SNOW RATES WILL OCCASIONALLY EXCEED ONE  INCH PER HOUR DURING FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

 

 

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY MORNING...AND BECOME STEADIER  AND HEAVIER BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL  WILL OCCUR ON FRIDAY EVENING...BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY  MORNING.

 

 

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY...FREQUENTLY  BELOW 1 MILE...WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS TRAVEL.

 

 

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH...  ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN VERMONT AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

 

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSOPOSSIBLE.  THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

 

 

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