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Wind Chill Warning, Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 3:55 AM EST Jan. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM EST this
afternoon...
... Wind chill warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM
EST Monday...

* what... heavy snow and mixed precipitation of sleet and some
freezing rain. Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Additional
snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches for the southern
Adirondacks, western Mohawk Valley, Lake George Saratoga region
and portions of southern Vermont. Additional 2 to 5 inches for
the eastern Catskills, helderbergs, and the northern and central
Taconics. Ice accumulations of a coating to two tenths of an
inch for the northern and central Taconics, eastern Catskills
and Berkshires. Wind chills of 25 to 40 below zero expected.
Winds will gust to 25 to 40 mph at times today into Monday.

* Where... Bennington and western Windham counties in southern
Vermont, southern Adirondacks, the western Mohawk Valley,
Schoharie valley, eastern Catskills, northern and central
Taconics, helderbergs and the Lake George northern Saratoga
region of east central New York and the Berkshires of western
Massachusetts.

* When... for the Winter Storm Warning, until 4 PM EST this
afternoon. For the wind chill warning, from 6 PM this evening
to 6 PM EST Monday.

* Additional details... travel will be very difficult to impossible
across the region today with snow or ice covered roadways and
very low visibility in heavy snow. Snowfall rates will be 1 to 2
inches an hour at times this morning. The hazardous conditions
could impact the morning or evening travel. The dangerously cold
wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little
as 10 minutes. Accumulating ice could result in downed tree
limbs and isolated power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and
the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frostbite
can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if precautions
are not taken.






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