Eastern Rensselaer Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 6:26 PM EST on November 26, 2014

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 am EST Thursday...

* locations...Litchfield Hills...Berkshires...southern Vermont... eastern Catskills...Mid Hudson valley...Taconics...greater capital region...Schoharie valley...helderbergs...Lake George Saratoga region...and the Mohawk Valley.

* Hazard types...heavy snow and some drifting snow.

* Snow accumulations...8 to 14 inches...except 5 to 12 inches in the western Mohawk Valley and southern Adirondacks. Greatest totals expected across the higher elevations of the Berkshires and southern greens with 10 to 20 inches.

* Maximum snowfall rates...1 to 3 inches per hour expected tonight.

* Timing...the snow will be heaviest prior to midnight...and then taper to snow showers thereafter.

* Impacts...this storm will significantly impact Holiday travel... making driving dangerous at times with snow covered roads and poor visibilities. Isolated power outages will be possible where the heaviest snow occurs.

* Visibilities...less than one half mile at times.

* Winds...north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Temperatures...in the mid 20s to lowers 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Special Statement
Statement as of 5:56 PM EST on November 26, 2014

...Periods of moderate to heavy snow to continue through this evening...

Snow...heavy at times...continues over the greater capital region...eastern Catskills...Mid Hudson valley...Taconics...Lake George Saratoga region...southeastern Adirondacks...portions of the Mohawk River valley...and all of western New England. All areas will see snowfall rates of a half inch to 1 inch per hour with localized bands of heavy snow yielding brief snow bursts near 2 inches per hour...and near whiteout conditions. Snow totals will quickly increase...with an additional 1 to 4 inches possible through 9 PM.

Snow covered roadways will cause slippery driving conditions accompanied by poor visibilities. Unless an emergency...please do not travel on the roadways...and if traveling...please keep emergency supplies in your vehicle.

Record Report
Statement as of 5:07 PM EST on November 26, 2014

...Record daily snowfall set at Albany NY...

A record daily snowfall total of 5.0 inches was set at Albany NY as of 5 PM EST. This breaks the old record of 4.9 inches set in 1888.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:34 PM EST on November 26, 2014

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 3 hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Highway departments...cooperative observers...Skywarn spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Albany

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Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement

Massachusetts

...Berkshire County... Savoy 11.0 436 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Becket 10.0 530 PM 11/26 twitter Peru 9.8 530 PM 11/26 twitter Pittsfield 8.0 500 PM 11/26 weathernet6

New York

...Albany County... Guilderland Center 6.5 522 PM 11/26 weathernet6 South Berne 6.0 402 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Voorheesville 5.3 620 PM 11/26 weathernet6 1 NE shakers 5.0 500 PM 11/26 Albany Airport Latham 5.0 402 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Cohoes 5.0 411 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Guilderland 4.5 415 PM 11/26 meteorologist Fort Hunter 4.5 545 PM 11/26 NWS employee 1 E North Bethlehem 3.6 430 PM 11/26 NWS employee Albany 3.5 458 PM 11/26 spotter

...Columbia County... Ancramdale 9.0 451 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Hillsdale 7.2 415 PM 11/26 trained spotter Hudson 7.0 438 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Chatham Center 6.0 448 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Livingston 5.3 432 PM 11/26 trained spotter Germantown 4.8 449 PM 11/26 weathernet6

...Dutchess County... Pine Plains 12.0 530 PM 11/26 trained spotter Millbrook 9.0 426 PM 11/26 weathernet6 La Grange 7.5 423 PM 11/26 trained spotter Rhinebeck 5.7 430 PM 11/26 trained spotter Poughkeepsie 5.1 500 PM 11/26 trained spotter Poughquag 5.0 440 PM 11/26 trained spotter Red Oaks Mill 5.0 400 PM 11/26 trained spotter

...Fulton County... Caroga Lake 8.1 448 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Oppenheim 7.0 526 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Perth 6.0 425 PM 11/26 trained spotter

...Greene County... Kiskatom 7.5 501 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Prattsville 6.5 524 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Cairo 6.3 409 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Freehold 6.0 446 PM 11/26 trained spotter Earlton 6.0 404 PM 11/26 weathernet6 5 W Catskill 5.5 412 PM 11/26 trained spotter Catskill 5.0 411 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Round Top 5.0 525 PM 11/26 weathernet6 New Baltimore 3.0 430 PM 11/26 wnyt

...Hamilton County... Wells 7.0 600 PM 11/26 trained spotter Indian Lake 6.0 500 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Lake Pleasant 6.0 500 PM 11/26 spotter inlet 2.0 445 PM 11/26 trained spotter

...Herkimer County... Columbia Center 6.5 404 PM 11/26 facebook

...Montgomery County... Hessville 7.8 523 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Amsterdam 5.5 404 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Fonda 5.0 406 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Stone Ridge 4.8 412 PM 11/26 weathernet6

...Rensselaer County... Grafton 7.0 454 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Taborton 7.0 515 PM 11/26 wnyt 1850 feet Buskirk 6.0 406 PM 11/26 trained spotter Sycaway 5.6 557 PM 11/26 NWS employee Schaghticoke 5.3 407 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Center Brunswick 5.0 454 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Hoosick Falls 4.5 419 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Troy 4.0 404 PM 11/26 weathernet6

...Saratoga County... Porter Corners 8.3 415 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Schuylerville 6.0 447 PM 11/26 trained spotter Milton 6.0 440 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Gansevoort 6.0 530 PM 11/26 NWS employee Saratoga Springs 5.7 453 PM 11/26 weathernet6 hickeys corners 5.5 509 PM 11/26 retired NWS emp. Wilton 5.0 500 PM 11/26 weathernet6 2 S Clifton Park 5.0 452 PM 11/26 NWS employee Burnt Hills 4.0 432 PM 11/26 facebook

...Schenectady County... Niskayuna 5.8 415 PM 11/26 trained spotter 1 NNW Niskayuna 5.1 440 PM 11/26 NWS employee Scotia 5.0 418 PM 11/26 weathernet6 1 NNE Hawthorne Hill 4.0 509 PM 11/26 NWS employee East Glenville 4.0 508 PM 11/26 trained spotter

...Schoharie County... West Berne 7.5 545 PM 11/26 wnyt Huntersland 6.5 454 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Jefferson 6.5 413 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Charlotteville 6.0 445 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Esperance 6.0 414 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Gilboa 5.0 518 PM 11/26 weathernet6

...Ulster County... Phoenicia 7.0 436 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Willow 6.0 453 PM 11/26 trained spotter Saint Remy 5.8 558 PM 11/26 twitter Saugerties 5.0 527 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Esopus 3.5 415 PM 11/26 trained spotter

...Warren County... North Creek 8.5 615 PM 11/26 wnyt Lake Luzerne 6.8 500 PM 11/26 facebook Queensbury 6.8 501 PM 11/26 weathernet6

...Washington County... Whitehall 6.0 439 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Hartford 5.5 603 PM 11/26 weathernet6

Vermont

...Bennington County... Pownal 8.0 550 PM 11/26 weathernet6 Manchester 5.8 609 PM 11/26 weathernet6 East Arlington 5.0 427 PM 11/26 weathernet6

...Windham County... Wardsboro 10.0 520 PM 11/26 twitter West Halifax 8.0 500 PM 11/26 facebook Whitingham 8.0 436 PM 11/26 facebook South Newfane 7.5 607 PM 11/26 trained spotter Guilford 7.0 542 PM 11/26 spotter West Wardsboro 7.0 527 PM 11/26 twitter Windham 6.5 430 PM 11/26 facebook East Dummerston 6.0 400 PM 11/26 trained spotter