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Lake Effect Snow Warning for Old Forge - Inlet Areas


611 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

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NORTHERN HERKIMER-HAMILTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BIG MOOSE...EAGLE BAY...MCKEEVER...
OLD FORGE...ATWELL...NOBLEBORO...NORTHWOOD...LONG LAKE...
SABATTIS...HOFFMEISTER...WELLS
611 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY
TO 7 AM EST FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN HERKIMER AND HAMILTON COUNTIES IN THE
WESTERN ADIRONDACKS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 14 INCHES ACROSS
NORTHERN HERKIMER COUNTIES. THE HIGHER TOTALS WILL BE FROM ROUTE
28 AND OLD FORGE NORTHWARD. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES
IN WESTERN HAMILTON COUNTY...ESPECIALLY WEST OF RAQUETTE LAKE
AND NORTH OF ROUTE 28.

* TIMING...THURSDAY LATE MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MID MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOWBANDS AND GUSTY WINDS WILL
LEAD TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WITH NEAR WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS. ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND TREACHEROUS TO
TRAVEL ON.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE-
EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES
IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. VISIBILITIES VARY
GREATLY AND CAN DROP TO ZERO WITHIN MINUTES. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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