Winter storm watch: how much snow will Cortland get on Wednesday?

Pierce Street, Cortland, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2016 (Cortland Voice file photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Oh, boy. This one’s going to be a doozy.

If you’re like me, you did not enjoy Sunday’s cold, blustery weather. Also if you’re like me: you’re not going to be happy about this week’s forecast.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a winter storm watch that will take effect 6 a.m. Wednesday and last through 4 a.m. Thursday. The watch is in effect for 12 New York counties and parts of northern Pennsylvania.

Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches are expected during the storm watch period. Good grief! Mother nature is piling it on. What did we do to deserve this?

Ice accumulations of a light glaze are possible, mainly in northern Pennsylvania. Significant reductions in visibility are also possible.

The heaviest snow fall is expected from about 10 a.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m., with snow falling at rates around 1 inch per hour at times. Drivers should exercise caution on all roadways.

In fairness, not everyone is like me. There are plenty of Cortlandites who are happy to see some real winter weather action (I’m sure the skiers at Greek Peak aren’t complaining!).

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