Winter Storm Bringing 8-12 Inches Of Snow – Mohawk Valley DOT Prepares With Additional Plows
The NWS says a complex storm will impact the region today through early Wednesday. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain will make travel difficult.
Snow finishes overspreading the region today, southwest to northeast. Then we'll see a change to freezing rain and sleet midday through early evening. A mix of freezing rain and sleet continues tonight before changing back to light snow early Wednesday morning.
Jim Piccola, Public Information Officer for the Department of Transportation in Region 2 tells Cindy:
Since last week, NYSDOT has been preparing our response for the approaching of winter storm Maya. Current forecast is predicting heavy mixed precipitation beginning Tuesday am and continuing through the day Wednesday. Accumulations 6 to 10 inches of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain. We are ready with 100 percent of our snow and ice fleet as well as our dedicated operators. Our Mohawk Valley Operations center is operating 24/7.
Region 2 region "The Mohawk Valley" is receiving 5 large plows, 10 operators, and 1 supervisor from Long Island. We are also receiving 1 support staff from the main office for ICS, (incident command center). To support our staff where management sees needed.
Approximate START time for steady accumulating snow. Snowfall rates could exceed 1” per hour not long after the snow begins, causing potentially dangerous travel conditions.
Approximate END time of heavier snow, when the change to freezing rain and sleet occurs. Until these times, snowfall rates could reach 1-2” per hour. Both from snow and ice, dangerous travel conditions will persist.
• While there may be some gusty winds today, especially higher elevations, Wednesday will pose the bigger risk for gusty winds.
• These gusts, along with the weight of ice on trees/lines from earlier freezing rain, could lead to a few power outages into Wednesday.
Northern Oneida-Onondaga-Madison-Southern Oneida-Including the cities of Boonville, Syracuse, Hamilton, Oneida,.Rome, and Utica
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING
TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
accumulations of 8 to 14 inches and ice accumulations of up to
one-tenth of an inch expected.
* WHERE...Onondaga, Madison and Oneida Counties.
* WHEN...From 6 AM today to 7 AM Wednesday. Snow develops this
morning with the main window for accumulations in the late
morning and afternoon. A change to freezing rain and sleet
occurs late afternoon and early evening before changing back to
light snow by Wednesday morning. Snow and ice amounts will vary
depending on how quickly the changeovers occur.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute and
definitely the evening commute today. Winds gusting as high as
30 mph are possible.
Extended NWS Forcast:
Snow. High near 26. East wind 10 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 8 inches.
Freezing rain and sleet before 4am, then snow showers. Low around 24. Southeast wind 13 to 18 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of around 3 inches.
Snow showers. High near 34. West wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
Snow showers. Low around 22. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
A chance of snow showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. West wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
A chance of snow before 1am, then a chance of snow and freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Rain. High near 42. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
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