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Governor Hochul Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Storm Expected to Impact Parts of State Tonight Through Thursday Night

Heavy, Wet Snow with Wind Gusts up to 50MPH Could Cause Hazardous Travel and Power Outages, Especially During Wednesday and Thursday Commutes

Higher elevations could see up to two feet of snow by Wednesday night

Governor Hochul urged New Yorkers to prepare for a long duration storm system set to impact the state with heavy snow, rain and high wind gusts that could cause hazardous travel, power outages and flooding. For the North Country, Capital, Central, Mohawk Valley, Southern Tier and upper Mid-Hudson regions, snow and sleet will begin Tuesday night and transition to snow overnight. By Wednesday night, many could see 6-12 inches of snow, and the highest elevations of the Adirondacks and Catskills could see up to two feet of snow.

Hazardous travel expected in the region

Travel will likely be hazardous, especially during the Wednesday and Thursday commutes, and areas receiving heavy, wet snow could see isolated power outages. Across the state, wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible Wednesday and Thursday, which could cause additional, isolated power outages and potentially moderate coastal flooding in New York City and Long Island. Governor Hochul urged New Yorkers to monitor the weather closely as the forecast may shift over the next couple of days and prepare for hazardous travel and other storm impacts.

“Despite early signs of spring, we are closely monitoring a storm system that is expected to bring heavy snow, rain and gale force winds to parts of our state,” Governor Hochul said. “It is critical that New Yorkers monitor their local forecasts and take proper precautions as the weather unfolds. I have directed state agencies to make the necessary preparations and to engage with local partners as we prepare for the conditions to come.”

Stay Informed

Winter Storm Watches are in effect for multiple locations in the North Country, Capital Region, Mohawk Valley, Central New York and the Southern Tier through Thursday night. New Yorkers are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts by subscribing to NY Alert at https://alert.ny.gov, a free service providing critical emergency information to your cell phone or computer. For a complete listing of weather alerts and forecasts, visit the National Weather Service website at https://alerts.weather.gov.

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