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New York, Northern Herkimer

Lake Effect Snow Warning

Statement as of 5:20 PM EST on November 20, 2014

Expires 10:00 AM EST on November 21, 2014


... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 10 am EST
Friday...

* locations... northern Herkimer and Hamilton counties.

* Hazard types... heavy lake effect snow.

* Snow accumulations... 8 to 16 inches across northern Herkimer
County... with 6 to 12 inches for portions of Hamilton County.

* Maximum snowfall rates... 1 to 2 inches per hour at times.

* Timing... an intense lake effect snow band is expected to
gradually drift southward across northern Herkimer and western
Hamilton counties tonight. This lake effect snow band will
impact the area much of tonight with heavy snowfall... before
shifting further southward and weakening on Friday.

* Impacts... snow covered roads and poor visibility within lake
effect snow bands.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with occasional gusts up to 30 mph.

* Visibilities... one quarter mile or less at times within the
most intense snow bands.

* Temperatures... teens tonight to mid 20s on Friday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A lake effect snow warning means significant amounts of lake-
effect snow are forecast that will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. Lake-effect snow showers typically align themselves
in bands and will likely be intense enough to drop 1 to several
inches of snow per hour for several hours. Visibilities vary
greatly and can drop to zero within minutes. Travel is strongly
discouraged for tonight. Commerce could be severely impacted. If
you must travel tonight... keep an extra flashlight... food... and
water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.





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