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National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory for lake effect snow in Finger Lakes

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Lake effect snow is coming to communities along Lake Ontario.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Northern Cayuga, Wayne, and Oswego counties.


It runs through Wednesday at 6 a.m.

“Plan on slippery road conditions,” the National Weather Service wrote. “The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. The cold wind chills as low as 15 to 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.”

The combination of cold and snow will mean that even treated roads remain challenging.


Accumulations of 4-7 inches are forecasted for the advised area. Wind gusts in excess of 35 mph are also possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Of course, lake effect snow means intense, highly-localized snowfall rates. That means travel along the Route 104 corridor in Oswego, Cayuga, and Wayne counties could be difficult at times through the early-morning hours on Wednesday.



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