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Winter Storm Warning For Cortland County This Afternoon

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…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT TO 1 PM TUESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER┬áSTORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND SLEET…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 PM TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS…CENTRAL NEW YORK (Including Cortland County).

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY WET SNOW… SLEET… AND STRONG WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 9 INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW AND SLEET. THE
HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* TIMING…RAIN WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATER THIS MORNING THROUGH
EARLY AFTERNOON. THE RAIN WILL MIX WITH SLEET AND SNOW PRIMARILY
THIS AFTERNOON AS COLDER AIR MOVES INTO THE REGION. LIGHT
FREEZING RAIN MAY BE POSSIBLE BUT IS NOT THE MAIN THREAT. BY
THIS EVENING, MOST OF THE REGION WILL TRANSITION TO A WINTRY MIX
OF SNOW AND SLEET. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW AND SLEET…WHICH MAY
BE HEAVY AT TIMES, WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…THE HEAVY WET SNOW AND SLEET WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY
DANGEROUS. THE STORM WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG WINDS WHICH
MAY RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS HEAVY SNOW IS
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. HEAVY SNOW IS FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE
TRAVEL VERY 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.

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