WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY): The National Weather Service has issued snow and lake effect warnings to Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.
Lake effect snow warnings issued
The Lewis County warning starts Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m., and will continue until 4 a.m. the following Saturday.
As per the NWS the NWS, there will be snow throughout the southwestern part of Lewis County, especially across the Tug Hill plateau, from late Wednesday until Thursday morning. The snowfall will vary between 8 to 14 inches from Wednesday through Thursday.
The snow bands are expected to shift to the northern part of Lewis County Thursday night into Friday evening. The snowfalls expected over north Lewis County Thursday night through Friday night will vary between 8 and 16 inches. Wind speeds reaching 35 mph can produce patches of blowing snow.
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There’s an alert for lake effect snow starting at one a.m. Friday to one p.m. on Sunday, throughout Jefferson County. This is two and a half days of severe lake-effect snow, the majority of which will be a part of a line that extends from Watertown and Fort Drum to Philadelphia.
Anything from 3 to 1 foot could fall in the areas where snow is the most persistent. The winds could be as strong as 35 mph.
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A warning is in effect for the southwestern part of St. Lawrence County starting at four a.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Sunday.
The NWS anticipates total accumulations of 10-20 inches in the southern part from Route 68 and 6 to 10 inches further north.
The snow with the most force is predicted to occur from seven a.m. Saturday and between 7 a.m. Saturday.
The system is expected to begin turning towards the south, where there’s a lake effect warning in Oswego County and northern Oneida County beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday to the time of 4 a.m. the following day. There’s a chance of seeing between 8 and sixteen inches of snow.