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Weather Alerts for Otsego NY   (NYZ046)

icn  WINTER STORM WARNING
OTSEGO   (NYZ046)

Effective: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 09:52am EST Severity: Moderate
Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 09:52am EST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, Nov 27, 2014 06:00am EST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Delaware; Otsego; Sullivan
 
Alert:
...MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT HOLIDAY TRAVEL THROUGH TONIGHT...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST
THURSDAY...
* LOCATIONS...MUCH OF NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA...EXCEPT BRADFORD
COUNTY...AS WELL AS DELAWARE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES IN NEW YORK.
* HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY
GREATER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN.
* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE...HEAVY AT TIMES...THROUGH THIS
EVENING. THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL RATES ARE LIKELY TO OCCUR THROUGH
THE MID AND LATE AFTERNOON HOURS...WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR
AT TIMES.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S.
* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.
* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.
Instructions:
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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.

 

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