Governor Hochul Urges Caution in Advance of Winter Storm … –

12 to 18 Inches of Snow Expected in Parts of North Country, with Parts of Mohawk Valley, Central New York, Southern Tier and Capital Regions Expected to Receive 8 to 12 Inches of Snow Through Saturday
Wintry Mix of Snow and Rain Anticipated in Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central New York
Winter Weather Will Cause Hazardous Travel Conditions in Multiple Regions, With Potential for Power Outages in Areas with Heavy Snowfall
Governor Hochul Urges No Unnecessary Travel Thursday Afternoon through Friday in Impacted Regions
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Governor Kathy Hochul today urged caution in advance of a winter storm forecast to impact most of the state, particularly the North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital Region, Mid-Hudson and Central New York regions, with a mixture of snow and rain beginning Thursday and continuing through Friday. Starting Thursday, parts of the North Country could see 12 to 18 inches or more of snow, and parts of the Mohawk Valley, Central New York, Southern Tier and Capital Region are expected to receive up to a foot of snow by Saturday, with peak snowfall rates up to two inches per hour possible Thursday night and on Friday. Freezing rain or sleet is not expected to produce significant ice accumulations during the event. However, travel conditions will be dangerous starting Thursday evening and snow may be wet and heavy enough to cause localized power outages. Governor Hochul urged New Yorkers to monitor their local forecasts, be prepared for changing weather conditions Thursday evening through Friday, and no unnecessary travel in impacted regions.
“I encourage all New Yorkers to exercise caution and be ready for possible power outages and tough commutes on Thursday and Friday as snow and ice accumulate in eastern parts of upstate,” Governor Hochul said. “Our emergency response agencies are well-prepared for this storm and will be working around the clock these next few days to keep New Yorkers safe.”
In addition to snowfall in the forecast, the New York City and Long Island regions are expected to see up to two inches of rain beginning Thursday afternoon into Saturday morning. This precipitation could begin as a wintry mix on Thursday afternoon that could impact evening commutes.
Multiple weather warnings and advisories have been issued for several parts of the state through Saturday. For a complete listing of weather warnings in your area, visit your area’s National Weather Service website.
New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jackie Bray said, “Pay close attention to your local forecast today and tomorrow. Most of the state will see at least several inches of snow and some regions will see more than a foot. It may be dangerous to travel on Friday in certain regions so, if you have to travel, be sure to build out extra time in your commute and take all necessary precautions.”
Safety Tips
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Heavy Exertion
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Power Outages
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