Interactive NWS Alert
Radar valid at 700 pm EST, Jan 19th 2020
Including the city of Watertown
349 AM EST Fri Jan 17 2020
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
* WHAT...For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills.
Wind chills as low as 20 below zero. For the Winter Storm
Watch, heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 12 to
24 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
* WHERE...Jefferson county. Greatest accumulations will be across
the higher terrain of the Tug Hill Plateau.
* WHEN...For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 11 AM EST this
morning. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Saturday afternoon
through Sunday evening.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas
of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed
skin in as little as 30 minutes.
This is a potentially dangerous situation to be outdoors. If you
must be outside, be sure to cover all exposed skin. Frostbite can
occur in 30 minutes or less with apparent temperatures of
15 below zero or colder.
Begin needed preparations at home or with your vehicle. Travel
may become difficult, so plan accordingly.
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