December 13, 2013 Winter Storm Watch

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1110 AM EST FRI DEC 13 2013

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NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-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…TORRINGTON…OAKVILLE…NEW MILFORD…
TERRYVILLE…PITTSFIELD…NORTH ADAMS…GREAT BARRINGTON…LEE…
LENOX…HOUSATONIC…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
1110 AM EST FRI DEC 13 2013

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…

  • LOCATIONS…THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN MOHAWK VALLEY…

SOUTHEASTERN ADIRONDACKS…LAKE GEORGE AND SARATOGA REGION…
GREATER CAPITAL REGION INCLUDING THE HELDERBERGS…SCHOHARIE
VALLEY…NORTHERN AND EASTERN CATSKILLS…MID HUDSON VALLEY…
TACONICS…SOUTHERN VERMONT…BERKSHIRES…AND NORTHWESTERN
CONNECTICUT.

  • HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.
  • ACCUMULATIONS…THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVEN OR MORE

INCHES OF SNOW.

  • MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATES…UP TO ONE INCH PER HOUR LATE SATURDAY

INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

  • TIMING…AS A COASTAL STORM APPROACHES…LIGHT SNOW WILL

OVERSPREAD THE REGION ON SATURDAY MORNING…AND BECOME
STEADIER AND HEAVIER FOR SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TOWARDS MIDDAY ON SUNDAY.

  • IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY WILL

POTENTIALLY MAKE FOR DANGEROUS TRAVEL.

  • WINDS…NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
  • TEMPERATURES…IN THE TEENS SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT…

RISING INTO THE 20S ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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