Blizzard warning in effect

A blizzard warning is in effect for Oneida County

Posted: Feb 24, 2019 5:28 PM
Updated: Feb 24, 2019 6:10 PM

A rare blizzard warning is in effect for all of Oneida County from 4am Monday to 4am Tuesday.

Remember, a blizzard has more to due with wind and whiteout conditions than it does for total snowfall. It's not necessary to get feet of snow for blizzard conditions.

How much snow are we expecting?

The worst of these conditions are expected to take place Monday, as lake effect snow bands drop into parts of the region.  The snow is not expected to be heavy, but the blowing and drifting of this snow is expected to cause whiteout conditions.

The reason why this warning is in effect has more to do with the high winds we're expecting in the area. Winds are expected to be sustained over 35mph for most of Monday. The combination of wind and snow is expected to cause whiteouts.  High winds are also expected to cause power outages and tree damage across the entire area tonight into Monday.

During a blizzard, it's best to stay off the roads due to dangerous travel.  The largest problem in a blizzard is poor visibility.  If you do have to travel, keep an emergency kit handy in your car that includes a flashlight, blanket, food, shovel, and cell phone charger.

Blizzard conditions are expected to end Monday night, as the winds and snow come to an end.

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