URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY – December 28th, 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE BERKSHIRES...LITCHFIELD AND HERKIMER
  COUNTIES... THE MID HUDSON VALLEY...TACONICS...CATSKILLS AND
  SCHOHARIE VALLEY...THE CAPITAL DISTRICT...AND MOHAWK VALLEY.

* HAZARD TYPES...FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
  ALONG WITH UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCRETION...EXCEPT UP
  TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH IN WESTERN MOHAWK
  VALLEY..BERKSHIRES...AND THE EASTERN CATSKILLS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION BETWEEN 8 PM AND
  MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL THEN TRANSITION TO SLEET AND
  FREEZING RAIN BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM TUESDAY MORNING.
  PRIMARILY SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN EXPECTED AFTER 6 AM...MIXING
  WITH AND CHANGING TO RAIN FROM ALBANY SOUTHWARD LATE IN THE
  MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION DIMINISHES LATE
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WITH LINGERING DRIZZLE OR PATCHY
  FREEZING DRIZZLE POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY FOR THE
  TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES
  WILL BE POSSIBLE WHERE GREATEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS OCCUR.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S TONIGHT RISING
  INTO THE UPPER 30S ON TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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