February 8, 2013 Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
949 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-NORTHERN HERKIMER-HAMILTON-
SOUTHERN HERKIMER-SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-NORTHERN SARATOGA-
NORTHERN WARREN-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-SCHOHARIE-WESTERN SCHENECTADY-
EASTERN SCHENECTADY-SOUTHERN SARATOGA-WESTERN ALBANY-
EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN RENSSELAER-
WESTERN GREENE-EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN COLUMBIA-
WESTERN ULSTER-EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-EASTERN DUTCHESS-
NORTHERN FULTON-SOUTHEAST WARREN-SOUTHERN WASHINGTON-BENNINGTON-
WESTERN WINDHAM-EASTERN WINDHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…PITTSFIELD…NORTH ADAMS…
GREAT BARRINGTON…LEE…LENOX…HOUSATONIC…ATWELL…
BIG MOOSE…EAGLE BAY…MCKEEVER…NOBLEBORO…NORTHWOOD…
OLD FORGE…SPECULATOR…ILION…HERKIMER…LITTLE FALLS…
MOHAWK…FRANKFORT…DOLGEVILLE…GLOVERSVILLE…JOHNSTOWN…
AMSTERDAM…WELLSVILLE…SARATOGA SPRINGS…WARRENSBURG…
WHITEHALL…GRANVILLE…COBLESKILL…MIDDLEBURGH…DELANSON…
ESPERANCE…DUANESBURG…SCHENECTADY…ROTTERDAM…BALLSTON SPA…
MECHANICVILLE…WATERFORD…ALTAMONT…ALBANY…TROY…
HOOSICK FALLS…HUNTER…TANNERSVILLE…WINDHAM…CATSKILL…
COXSACKIE…ATHENS…CAIRO…JEFFERSON HEIGHTS…HUDSON…
CHATHAM…SUNDOWN…ELLENVILLE…WOODSTOCK…WEST HURLEY…
KERHONKSON…NAPANOCH…PHOENICIA…KINGSTON…NEW PALTZ…
POUGHKEEPSIE…BEACON…ARLINGTON…PAWLING…DOVER PLAINS…
MILLBROOK…PINE PLAINS…AMENIA…MILLERTON…NORTHVILLE…
MAYFIELD…GLENS FALLS…WEST GLENS FALLS…HUDSON FALLS…
FORT EDWARD…CAMBRIDGE…GREENWICH…BENNINGTON…JACKSONVILLE…
NEWFANE…BRATTLEBORO…WEST BRATTLEBORO…BELLOWS FALLS
949 PM EST THU FEB 7 2013

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO
NOON EST SATURDAY…

  • LOCATIONS…ALL OF EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK…SOUTHERN VERMONT

AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

  • HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.
  • ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES IN THE

WESTERN MOHAWK VALLEY…SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS…LAKE GEORGE AND
SARATOGA REGIONS. ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 16 INCHES SCHOHARIE
VALLEY…CAPITAL DISTRICT…EASTERN CATSKILLS…MID HUDSON
VALLEY…TACONICS…AND SOUTHERN VERMONT. ACCUMULATIONS OF 12
TO 18 INCHES IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

  • MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATES…SNOW RATES WILL OCCASIONALLY EXCEED

ONE INCH PER HOUR DURING FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING.

  • TIMING…LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY MORNING…AND BECOME

STEADIER AND HEAVIER BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST
SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR ON FRIDAY EVENING…BEFORE TAPERING OFF
SATURDAY MORNING.

  • IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY…

FREQUENTLY BELOW 1 MILE…WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS TRAVEL.

  • WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH…

ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN VERMONT AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW…
SLEET…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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