A very late season snow storm will impact the area starting Sunday morning. The National Weather Service is advising the potential exists for a foot or more of heavy wet snow by the time the storm winds down Monday afternoon.
The heavy wet snow will be combined with sustained winds forecast to be up to 20 mph. This combination has the potential to cause downed tree and power lines. The heaviest snow is expected to fall Sunday afternoon and evening..
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Central New York, including Chenango County. While there is still some uncertainty as to the track of the storm, all of the major computer weather models are forecasting a serious winter storm impacting our area. When the track becomes more certain, the weather service will likely issue a Winter Storm Warning.
For more information about high winds, flooding and other storm hazards, visit the City’s Emergency Management website at www.norwichnewyork.net/emergency
The latest weather information is available on NOAA Weather Radio or online at the National Weather Service Binghamton website: www.weather.gov/bgm
What the City is Doing
The Norwich Emergency Management Office is monitoring this storm and is in close contact with the National Weather Service and the New York State Emergency Management Office. If necessary, we will advise if additional safety precautions are necessary. Monitor local media outlets for the latest information.
What Residents Should Do
· Review your household disaster plan. Make sure family members know how to contact each other and where to reunite in an emergency.
· Restock your emergency supply kit and go bags. Emergency preparedness guidelines suggest you have sufficient supplies to survive at home without assistance for 72 hours.
· Stay tuned to the latest weather forecasts on TV or radio. Consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio.
· Tell friends and family to sign up for our e-mail alerts at: norwichnewyork.net/mailman/listinfo
· Check on friends, relatives and neighbors with special needs.
To learn more about preparedness actions you can take, visit the preparedness section of our website: www.norwichnewyork.net/emergency/prepare.html