Schoharie Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 4:43 PM EST Jan. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM EST

* locations... the eastern Catskills... Mid Hudson valley...
Schoharie valley... Mohawk Valley... helderbergs... capital
region... Taconics... Berkshires... and Litchfield County

* Hazard types... snow... sleet and freezing rain.

* Snow and sleet accumulations... accumulations of 2 to 5 inches
in the capital region... Mid-Hudson valley... and northwest
Connecticut. 3 to 8 inches of snow and sleet for the eastern
Catskills and Schoharie valley. 3 to 6 inches in the Taconics
and Berkshires. The higher accumulations will be across the
higher terrain.

* Ice accumulations... a coating to a tenth of an inch or so is
possible across the eastern Catskills... Taconics... northern
Litchfield Hills and Berkshires.

* Timing... a mixture of rain, snow and sleet will spread across
the region this evening from south to north. Precipitation will
primarily become snow and sleet for the overnight hours and will
be moderate to locally heavy at times. Some freezing rain may
mix in at times especially over the higher elevations. Precipitation
will taper off by noon Tuesday.

* Impacts... snow and slush covered roads and low visibility will
make for hazardous travel. Sidewalks, driveways and parking lots
will be very slippery. The combination of gusty winds and wet
snowfall may lead to some localized power outages as well. The
Tuesday morning rush hour will be treacherous, caution is
advised while driving, and allow extra travel time.

* Winds... northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.Locally
higher gusts to 50 mph possible over the Taconics and western
New England.

* Temperatures... in the lower to mid 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while