URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM SATURDAY TO
1 PM EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...DUTCHESS AND LITCHFIELD COUNTIES.

* HAZARD TYPES...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WITH SOME SLEET AND
  FREEZING RAIN AS WELL.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW IN 24 HOURS.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICING. ANY
  ICING IS MOST LIKELY ACROSS SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD AND SOUTHERN
  DUTCHESS COUNTIES.

* MAXIMUM SNOWFALL RATES...UP TO ONE INCH PER HOUR LATE SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...AS A COMPLEX STORM APPROACHES...LIGHT SNOW WILL
  OVERSPREAD THE REGION SATURDAY MORNING...AND BECOME STEADIER
  AND HEAVIER FOR SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW
  MAY MIX WITH SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY
  NIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW COVERED
  ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...LESS THAN HALF A MILE AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER TEENS AND LOWER 20S SATURDAY INTO
  SATURDAY NIGHT...RISING INTO THE 20S ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.