Central New York Winter Storm Euclid [Photos]
The storm began by depositing more than six feet of snow in the Sierra Nevadas over the weekend before bringing heavy snow to the southern states on Christmas Day. After bringing snow to the Ohio Valley and the Great Lakes Winter Storm Euclid moved to the Northeast where the National Weather Service in Binghamton issued the Winter Storm Warning:
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 pm EST this afternoon.
- Locations: The Southern tug Hill region, the Western Mohawk Valley, The Syracuse metro area, as well as the Cortland. Owego, and Towanda areas.
- Hazards: Light to occasionally moderate Snow, with areas of blowing and drifting snow.
- Accumulations: storm totals of 9 to 13 inches, with locally higher amounts in western Tioga County, and Western Bradford County. The snow will taper off to snow showers by mid morning with additional accumulations of one to three inches today.
- Winds: north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Becoming Northwest.
- Impacts: difficult travel expected this morning with snow covered roads and areas of blowing and drifting snow.
A number of municipalities in Central New York, including the city of Utica, issued orders to residents that all vehicles be moved off the streets on Wednesday night (12/26) for plowing purposes.
Although there were a few car accidents, the travel advisory limited the number of incidents and most were minor. Over-night accumulations left morning travel difficult for many areas resulting in cancellations and closings.
The warning remains in effect from 2PM yesterday afternoon (12/26) through 1PM today (12/27).
Locations that are effected include the following: Northern Oneida, NY; Yates, NY; Seneca, NY; Southern Cayuga, NY; Onondaga, NY; Steuben, NY; Schuyler, NY; Chemung, NY; Tompkins, NY; Madison, NY; Southern Oneida, NY; Cortland, NY.
The National Weather Service states:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.