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Blizzard Warning in Delaware County Until 11pm Tuesday

Written By Editor on 3/13/17 | 3/13/17

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Issued By:  NWS Binghamton (South Central New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania)
Affected Jurisdictions:  Delaware, Sullivan Counties

Headline:  Blizzard Warning issued March 13 at 2:59PM EDT until March 14 at 11:00PM EDT by NWS Binghamton

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 PM EDT TUESDAY...The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 11 PM EDT Tuesday. The Winter Storm Warning is no longer in effect.* LOCATIONS...Delaware and Sullivan counties in New York.* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow, as well as significant blowing and drifting.* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 14 to 24 inches.* TIMING...Snow will overspread the area near or shortly after midnight. The snow will become heavy at times after midnight with heavy snow continuing much of the time into Tuesday evening. The snow will diminish to lighter snow or flurries later Tuesday night. North to northeast winds will increase late tonight with occasional gusts to 35 mph on Tuesday and Tuesday night. The heavy snow will end Tuesday night but blowing and drifting snow will continue to cause travel problems through Wednesday.* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will combine with strong winds to cause low visibilities along with considerable blowing and drifting snow. Whiteout conditions will be common in many areas,especially over higher terrain. Travel will become nearly impossible in many areas. Bitter wind chills may produce frostbite with prolonged exposure to the cold.* WINDS...North winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.* VISIBILITIES...Snow and blowing snow will reduce visibilities to a quarter mile or less for several hours.* TEMPERATURES...Teens tonight and 20s on Tuesday.

A Blizzard Warning means blizzard conditions are expected or occurring. A blizzard is the most dangerous and life-threatening winter storm. Blizzards reduce visibility to less than 1/4 mile from falling and/or blowing snow with frequent wind gusts over 35 mph for at least 3 hours. A blizzard warning means that prolonged whiteout conditions are expected or occurring which will make travel extremely dangerous or even impossible. If you venture out, you could be risking your life.

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