6-12 Inches Of "Lake Effect Snow" Possible In Lowville NY

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
454 PM EDT WED OCT 23 2013

LEWIS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...LOWVILLE
454 PM EDT WED OCT 23 2013

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 11 PM
EDT THURSDAY...

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN LEWIS COUNTY. ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE
HIGHLY ELEVATION DEPENDENT AND MAINLY ACROSS THE TUG HILL AND
POSSIBLY THE WESTERN FOOTHILLS OF THE ADIRONDACKS.

* TIMING...OVERNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES OVERNIGHT...5 TO 9 INCHES
THURSDAY...AND AN INCH OR LESS THURSDAY EVENING...LEADING TO
STORM TOTALS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE
SNOWS.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL IN LOCALLY
HEAVY SNOWFALL...MAINLY ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN. HEAVY WET SNOW
MAY ALSO PRODUCE SOME MINOR TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES.

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


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