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Lake Effect Snow Warning
NYZ007-008-080945-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0009.161208T1100Z-161209T1100Z/
JEFFERSON-LEWIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WATERTOWN...LOWVILLE
843 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY
TO 6 AM EST FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...JEFFERSON AND LEWIS COUNTIES. GREATEST AMOUNTS
ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE TUG HILL PLATEAU.

* TIMING...FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. MOST
INTENSE SNOWFALL RATES EXPECTED FROM LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THURSDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES THURSDAY AND 8 TO 15 INCHES
THURSDAY NIGHT...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 12 TO 20 INCHES IN
THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH PRODUCING
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* VISIBILITIES...LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL
LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ON AREA ROADWAYS AND
VERY POOR VISIBILITIES AT TIMES...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS TO
NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL CONDITIONS AT TIMES WITHIN THE MOST
INTENSE PORTION OF THE BAND. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL BE PREPARED FOR
SEVERE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AND
DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADS. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 81 FROM ADAMS
TO THE OSWEGO COUNTY LINE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
BUFWX

&&

EXPERIMENTAL CONTENT BELOW...DO NOT USE OPERATIONALLY
PLEASE SEE BELOW LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EXPERIMENT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUF/POLYGON_PDD
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/
PNS15LAKE_EFFECT_SNOWAAA.HTM
TO VIEW THE EXPERIMENTAL POLYGONS PLEASE SEE:
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUF/LESPOLYGON
COORD...4408 7515 4418 7541 4395 7615 4367 7595
4367 7559 4382 7514
TIME Y16M12D08T1100Z-Y16M12D08T2100Z
COORD...4407 7519 4390 7548 4376 7623 4346 7627
4342 7550 4360 7513
TIME Y16M12D08T2100Z-Y16M12D09T0600Z
COORD...4342 7586 4346 7543 4358 7555 4349 7654
4324 7648 4328 7619 4316 7588
TIME Y16M12D09T0600Z-Y16M12D09T1200Z

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