Eastern Dutchess Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 3:51 PM EST on January 26, 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Wednesday...

* locations...eastern Catskills...Mid Hudson valley...Taconics... Berkshires...and southern Vermont.

* Hazard types...heavy snow.

* Snow accumulations...10 to 18 inches...with up to 24 inches across the southern Berkshires and southern Taconics.

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

* Timing...snow will continue to overspread the region from south to north through this evening. It will become heavy at times later tonight...and continue heavy a times into Tuesday. It will then taper off Tuesday night.

* Impacts...very dangerous travel conditions due to snow covered roadways and low visibility. Some blowing snow and drifting snow will also be likely...mainly in outlying areas. Some roads may become impassable.

* Winds...north 10 to 15 mph...increasing to 15 to 20 mph tonight into Tuesday...with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Temperatures...10 to 20 degrees.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.