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NOAA/NWS Binghamton, NY

Extreme Cold/Snow Squalls


This Afternoon through Friday
Prepared 4:30 AM Wednesday 2/18/2015
Meteorologists: Erik Heden and Michael Jurewicz
This Briefing applies to
the NWS Binghamton
Service Area only:
FOR CENTRAL NY
This area includes but is
not limited to cities such
as Syracuse, Utica, Ithaca,
Elmira, Binghamton, and
Oneonta.
FOR NORTHEAST PA
This area includes but is
not limited to cities such
as Towanda, Montrose,
Scranton, and WilkesBarre.

Summary
Turning cold again tonight through
Friday.
Light snow likely this afternoon, heavier
squalls possible this evening.
Highs in the single digits to near 10
Thursday/Friday.
Coldest air and lowest wind chills will be
Thursday night into Friday.
Thursday night/Friday: Temps will be
below zero with wind chills between -20
and -30.

Latest
Watches/Warnings/Advisories
As of 4:30 AM 2/18/15

Timing Of Higher Impact Snow Squalls


Light Snow Will Occur BEFORE the squalls.
5 PM

8 PM

Boonville

Syracuse

Utica

11 PM

Geneva
Penn Yan
Bath

Cooperstown
Cortland
Oneonta

Ithaca
Elmira

Binghamton

Towanda Montrose

5 PM

8 PM

Scranton
Wilkes-Barre

11 PM

Delhi

Monticello

Wednesday
Evening

1 3

1 3

1
or less

Potential Cold/Wind Chill Impacts


Frozen pipes could become a significant
problem.
Dead car batteries could strand people.
Any power outages that occur (weather
related or not) could leave people without
heat.
People may improperly use secondary
sources of heat; increasing chances for
carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
Structure fires could escalate.
Frostbite/hypothermia.

Extreme Cold Safety Tips


General Information
Minimize travel if possible.
Stay indoors during the worst part of the extreme cold.
Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel.
Check tire pressure, antifreeze levels, heater/defroster, etc.
Learn how to shut off water valves for potential pipe bursts.
Check on the elderly.
Bring pets inside.
How Should I Dress?
Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing, and a
hat.
Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
Try to stay dry and out of the wind.
For more information visit http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
For information about Wind Chill, charts and calculator
visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/

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