Western Ulster Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 9:49 PM EST Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM EST Sunday...

* what... heavy snow. Snow will mix with or change to sleet and
freezing rain across the capital district, southern Berkshires
and Mid-Hudson valley including Columbia County. Up to a tenth
of an inch of ice is possible in those areas, with up to two
tenths of an inch of ice possible in the southern Berkshires
near the Connecticut border. Light accumulations of sleet on top
of the snow are possible in the capital region to northern
Berkshires and southern Vermont. Total snow accumulations of 8
to 16 inches. Some snow totals across the western and central
Mohawk Valley, southern Adirondacks, the Lake George northern
Saratoga region may reach 16 to 20 inches. Winds will gust to
20 to 35 mph Sunday afternoon with some blowing and drifting
snow.

* Where... southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, the greater
capital region, Lake George Saratoga region, southern
Adirondacks, Mohawk Valley, Schoharie valley, helderbergs,
eastern Catskills, and the northern and central Taconics in
east central New York.

* When... snow will become heavy at times, then mix with or change
to sleet and freezing rain in the capital district, Berkshires,
central and northern Taconics and southern Vermont around or
just before sunrise. Freezing rain will mix in over the
Berkshires and central Taconics, eastern Catskills and Mid
Hudson valley by sunrise. Mixed precipitation ends as snow
showers Sunday afternoon.

* Additional details... travel will be very difficult to
impossible across the region tonight through Sunday morning
with snow or ice covered roadways and very low visibility in
heavy snow. Snowfall rates will be 1 to 3 inches an hour at
times tonight into Sunday morning. The potential for blowing
and drifting snow will increase Sunday afternoon into the
evening with wind chills falling well below zero. Accumulating
ice could result in downed tree limbs and isolated power
outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.



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