Today’s (February 7) winter storm could drop as much as 14 inches of snow in parts of Cortland County and many of its neighbors, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until Midnight and Cortland County Sheriff Mark Helms is one of several that have issued Travel Advisories discouraging any unnecessary travel.
Dozens of schools and organizations were closed today, several of which rescheduled events that were set for tonight.
The predicted range of total accumulations in the area is 10-14 inches, consisting of a quick half-foot that fell this morning and another four to eight predicted in the coming hours.
Snowfall rates of two to three inches per hour will continue through early afternoon, before calming to light flurries in the mid-afternoon that stick around throughout the evening.
Additionally, gusts of up to 35-40 mph will also cause periods of blowing snow and reduced visibility.
Weather officials say the combination of wind with the weight of new snow and ice could result in scattered power outages.
Travel will be very difficult to impossible at times, but if it’s absolutely necessary drivers should always keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in their vehicle in case of an emergency.
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