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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
346 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

NYZ032-033-091000-
/O.CON.KALY.LE.W.0005.000000T0000Z-161209T1200Z/
NORTHERN HERKIMER-HAMILTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BIG MOOSE...EAGLE BAY...MCKEEVER...
OLD FORGE...ATWELL...NOBLEBORO...NORTHWOOD...LONG LAKE...
SABATTIS...HOFFMEISTER...WELLS
346 PM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
FRIDAY...

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ACROSS
  NORTHERN HERKIMER COUNTY. THE HIGHER TOTALS WILL BE FROM ROUTE
  28 AND OLD FORGE NORTHWARD. ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS MORE THAN
  A FOOT ARE POSSIBLE. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES IN
  WESTERN HAMILTON COUNTY...ESPECIALLY WEST OF RAQUETTE LAKE AND
  NORTH OF ROUTE 28.

* TIMING...THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW RATES OF 1
  TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE THURSDAY EVENING. THE BAND OF
  LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL SHIFT SOUTH OF THE REGION BY 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...FALLING INTO THE TEENS
 FRIDAY MORNING.

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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