Lake effect snow advisory issued for Cortland County

CORTLAND, N.Y. – An arctic cold front will cross through the central New York region Sunday night, bringing with it bitterly cold air and treacherous road conditions.


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Forecasters say a dangerous snow squall with “gusty winds, heavy snow and near zero visibility” is possible Sunday evening, which could create dangerous travel conditions.

A lake effect snow advisory is in effect for Cortland County from 5 a.m. Monday through 10 a.m. Tuesday. Northern parts of the county could see up to 6 inches of snow by 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Wind chills could drop as low as -15 degrees Monday night, according to The National Weather Service.

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Snow total estimates by 7 p.m. Tuesday (NWS Binghamton)

The advisory is also in effect for southern Cayuga county and northern portions of Chenango and Otsego counties.

Lake effect snow is expected to develop around sunrise Monday and intensify during the afternoon. This will likely create slippery travel and poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow, forecasters say.

Wind chills will fall between -5 to -15 degrees early Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service advises drivers to use caution when traveling during the next two days.


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