Looks like Amy (mekidsmom) has a bit of snow to deal with today. One of the benefits of living within striking distance of the Great Lakes.
Stay safe out there Amy.
• Lake effect snow continues through the day.
• WNW winds will be sustained 15-30 mph with gusts 40+ mph possible.
• Slippery roads, reduced visibility and even some whiteouts are possible.
• A new 6 to 12 inches or more of snow is expected today.
• Plan on doubling your morning commute time compared to normal drive time.
• Snow winds down overnight. Much quieter weather Tuesday.
Expect a very snowy Monday as lake effect snow continues to fall throughout the day. There will be locals bands of heavier snow where snowfall rates will be 1-2” per hour. Lake effect snow warnings remain in effect for all of central New York through 7pm tonight. A lake effect snow warning means that lake effect snow is likely to cause high impacts to travel. These impacts include snow-covered and slippery roads along with reduced visibility with occasional whiteout conditions possible.
Last night most of central New York saw anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow in low elevations, but for today we’re forecasting a new 3 to 8 inches of snow including Syracuse by the time you come home from work and the kids are home from school (if they have school). This would bring total event snowfall of about 8 to 16 inches for the vast majority of our viewing area.
The hill towns south of Syracuse and the Tug Hill can expect a new 6 to 12 inches of snow by this evening, that plus the 6 to 12 received last night would make event totals in the hill towns of 12 to almost 24 inches.
In addition to the snow gusty northwest winds of 15 to 30 mph are possible creating wind chill temperatures in the 20s and teens! Some power outages will be possible as well due to the combination of snow sticking to more surface area on leaves still on trees and the high wind gusts pushing on those snow-covered limbs.
Other than a few morning flurries, Tuesday looks quiet with less wind and even some sun. If you are doing any traveling by car or by a flight Wednesday, the weather looks okay from this vantage point. There could be a few light rain and snow showers on Thanksgiving Thursday, but temperatures will not be as cold with highs staying above freezing and closer to 40 degrees.
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