Hochul Orders State Agencies to Prepare Response Resources for Possible Storm Arrival in Parts of NY – NBC New York (47)

Governor Kathy Hochul ordered state agencies Monday to prepare emergency response resources as a winter storm system with a chance of snow and rain is expected for parts of the state.

Winter storm watches for heavy snow are currently in effect for areas with higher elevations in the Central New York, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier regions, which includes the Catskills.

These areas are expected to experience the heaviest snowfall with up to a foot of heavy, wet snow in parts of central New York and the Mid-Hudson regions, as well as potential snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour in the North Country. .

Given the potential impacts of this system, New Yorkers should prepare for possible falling tree limbs and power outages in the highest snowfall areas, even if surface accumulations are minimal. Governor Hochul is also urging New Yorkers to exercise caution during the Tuesday morning commute.

“As New Yorkers, we know all too well that winter can last beyond March, and this week we’re bracing for a storm that is expected to bring up to a foot of snow to some parts of the state, making for a bumpy ride for on Tuesday,” Governor Hochul said. “State agencies are ready to respond to this late-season storm system and we urge New Yorkers to monitor local impacts forecast and take precautions if traveling on Tuesday.”

Parts of central New York and the Mid-Hudson regions are expected to see up to a foot of snow by Wednesday morning. The Mohawk Valley region could see up to seven inches of snow, with 2 to 5 inches of snow expected overall for parts of the North Country, Southern Tier and Western New York. The Capital Region and Finger Lakes regions are expected to receive two inches or less of snow, and the New York City and Long Island regions are expected to receive a few inches of rain from the weather system. Fallen tree limbs and power outages are possible in regions of highest snowfall, even if surface accumulations are minimal.

Multiple weather warnings, watches and advisories have been issued throughout the state in advance of the winter weather system. Follow the Authority in Time for the latest.

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