March 14, 2014 Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
1049 AM EDT WED MAR 12 2014

CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ054-059>061-064>066-122215-
/O.CON.KALY.WW.Y.0013.140312T2200Z-140313T1500Z/
NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-EASTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN GREENE-
WESTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-
EASTERN DUTCHESS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…TORRINGTON…OAKVILLE…NEW MILFORD…
TERRYVILLE…PITTSFIELD…NORTH ADAMS…GREAT BARRINGTON…LEE…
LENOX…HOUSATONIC…HOOSICK FALLS…CATSKILL…COXSACKIE…
ATHENS…CAIRO…JEFFERSON HEIGHTS…HUDSON…CHATHAM…
KINGSTON…NEW PALTZ…POUGHKEEPSIE…BEACON…ARLINGTON…
PAWLING…DOVER PLAINS…MILLBROOK…PINE PLAINS…AMENIA…
MILLERTON
1049 AM EDT WED MAR 12 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 11 AM EDT THURSDAY…

LOCATIONS…MID HUDSON VALLEY…TACONICS…BERKSHIRES AND
LITCHFIELD COUNTY.

HAZARD TYPES…SLEET…FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW.
SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS…GENERALLY 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH
HIGHER TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHERN TACONICS
AND NORTHERN BERKSHIRES.

ICE ACCUMULATIONS…UP TO AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH.
TIMING…RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO MIXED PRECIPITATION OF SLEET
AND FREEZING RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING…WITH A CHANGEOVER TO
SNOW BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO SNOW SHOWERS
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS…FLASH FREEZE AS TEMPERATURES RAPIDLY DROP THIS
EVENING. ROADS MAY QUICKLY FREEZE AS THE COLDER AIR RUSHES IN
MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. THE SNOW WILL MAKE MATTERS WORSE.

WINDS…NORTHERLY WINDS WILL TO 10 TO 20 MPH THIS EVENING…
THEN SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP
TO 35 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

TEMPERATURES…HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S…FALLING
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND REACHING LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
AND TEENS OVERNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
917 PM EDT WED MAR 12 2014

CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ038>041-047>054-058>061-063>066-083-084-
VTZ013>015-131300-
NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-SOUTHERN HERKIMER-SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-
NORTHERN SARATOGA-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-
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…ILION…HERKIMER…LITTLE FALLS…MOHAWK…
FRANKFORT…DOLGEVILLE…GLOVERSVILLE…JOHNSTOWN…AMSTERDAM…
WELLSVILLE…SARATOGA SPRINGS…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…
GLENS FALLS…WEST GLENS FALLS…HUDSON FALLS…FORT EDWARD…
CAMBRIDGE…GREENWICH…BENNINGTON…JACKSONVILLE…NEWFANE…
BRATTLEBORO…WEST BRATTLEBORO…BELLOWS FALLS
917 PM EDT WED MAR 12 2014

…FALLING TEMPERATURES WILL LEAD TO FLASH FREEZE CONDITIONS TONIGHT
AND INTO THURSDAY MORNING…

TEMPERATURES ACROSS MUCH OF EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW
ENGLAND HAVE FALLEN TO OR BELOW FREEZING. TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTINUE TO FALL RAPIDLY TONIGHT…WITH LOWS GENERALLY SETTLING
INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS AND LOW TEENS. THE COMBINATION OF THESE
RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES AND RECENT RAINFALL…FREEZING RAIN
AND SLEET WILL ALLOW UNTREATED SURFACES TO BECOME EXTREMELY
SLIPPERY RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

EXTREME CAUTION IS ADVISED IF MOTORISTS MUST DRIVE TONIGHT.
PEDESTRIANS SHOULD ALSO USE CARE IF WALKING ON SIDEWALKS AND
PARKING LOTS…AS UNTREATED SURFACES WILL HAVE A THIN GLAZE OF
BLACK ICE.

IN ADDITION…THE COMBINATION OF A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH
OF ICE ACCRETION AND OCCASIONAL WIND GUSTS TO 30 MPH MAY LEAD TO
SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

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IRL

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
615 PM EDT WED MAR 12 2014

CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ049-050-052>054-058>061-063>066-140000-
NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-EASTERN SCHENECTADY-SOUTHERN SARATOGA-
EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN RENSSELAER-WESTERN GREENE-
EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN COLUMBIA-WESTERN ULSTER-
EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-EASTERN DUTCHESS-
615 PM EDT WED MAR 12 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THURSDAY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWESTERN
CONNECTICUT…WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHERN CATSKILLS…MID
HUDSON VALLEY AND GREATER CAPITAL REGION OF EASTERN NEW YORK.

.DAY ONE…TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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