Northern Litchfield Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 3:44 AM EST on January 25, 2015

...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Monday afternoon through late Tuesday night...

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Monday afternoon through late Tuesday night.

* Locations...the Schoharie valley...eastern Catskills...greater capital region...the Lake George Saratoga region...Taconics...Mid Hudson valley of east central New York...southern Vermont...western Massachusetts...and northwest Connecticut.

* Hazard types...heavy snow.

* Snow accumulations...ranging from 7 to 10 inches across the southeast Adirondacks and Lake George Saratoga region...to around 20 inches across the Litchfield Hills...with most areas receiving between 8 and 16 inches.

* Maximum snowfall rates...2 to 3 inches per hour.

* Timing...snow will overspread the region from southwest to northeast Monday afternoon...and will continue heavy at times Monday night into Tuesday...before gradually tapering off late Tuesday night.

* Impacts...treacherous travel conditions due to snow covered roadways and poor visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow will also be likely. Some roads may become impassable.

* Winds...north to northeast at 15 to 25 mph...with some gusts up to 30 mph.

* Temperatures...mainly in the teens Monday and Tuesday night...and in the teens to lower 20s Tuesday.

* Visibilities...frequently below one half of a mile in falling and blowing snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.