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  • Winter Storm Warning in effect for Wednesday and Thursday

  • The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow from 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 until 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 for a wide area of the Central New York area, including the Finger Lakes region.
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  • The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow from 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26 until 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 for a wide area of the Central New York area, including the Finger Lakes region.
     
    Snowfall could exceed 2 inches per hour and could accumulate between 10 to 16 inches in some areas of Central New York (Finger Lakes...Elmira and Corning areas...Syracuse...Utica Cortland and Rome areas and the Southern Tug Hill Plateau).
     
    Snow will begin late Wednesday afternoon and last through Wednesday night and taper down Thursday. The heaviest snow will occur between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday where snowfall intensities could exceed 2 inches per hour.
     
    Temperatures will be in the upper 20s. Winds will be northeast 5 To 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
     
    Extremely difficult travel expected Wednesday evening into Thursday morning from rapidly accumulating snows. Very poor visibilities and some blowing and drifting snow.
     
    A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Heavy 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. Please report snowfall amounts to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1-877-633-6772, or by email at bgm.stormreport@noaa.gov.

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