Winter weather travel advisory issued for the area

Tuesday, 03 Dec, 2019

Dozens of auto crashes and hundreds of vehicle spinouts occurred Friday night and Saturday morning in the metro area as sleet, snow, rain and wind hit the region. The precipitation is expected to change to all snow overnight into early Monday morning.

"Water has subsided on South Lake Avenue, Morse and Buchanan Street, and a portion of Canal Park Drive", the city reported in an update on Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for five Western New York counties, including Allegany and Cattaraugus.

Dale Miller contemplates how to attack a deep snowdrift after opening the garage door at his home in the Piedmont neighborhood of Duluth on Sunday.

More than a foot (0.3 meters) of snow is expected in parts of upstate NY eastward to southern Maine.

The highest snow totals will be well to our north, with Winter Storm Warnings posted for Green Bay and areas northward, where over a foot of snow could fall.

The heaviest snow totals remain in Sussex County, where up to 8 inches is in the forecast.

Winter Storm Warnings are already in effect for northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Some parts of the Finger Lakes could get up to 15 inches of snow.

American Airlines has also issued a Winter Weather Alert for more than 40 airports including the NY and Philadelphia hubs, a release from the airline says. By Monday, skies should be mostly sunny but colder, with highs in the lower 20s in both cities.

Millions of travelers heading back from their Thanksgiving holiday could be caught up in a fast-moving winter storm making its way east from California to the Midwest and beyond.

Most of the snow will come down on Sunday.

Worst hit will be northwest of the city, getting a "potpourri of precipitation" including sleet and freezing rain - and with the Catskills possibly getting up to a foot of snow, Accuweather says.

NPR says that according to FlightAware, more than 225 USA flights had been canceled and more than 2,000 delayed on Saturday alone.

On Saturday, the wind will be out of the east at 15-20 miles per hour. Officials always suggest you check ahead with your airline before coming out to the airport.

Finally, a new Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for coastal areas of Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday. Wells College is also closed Monday. But storm systems are likely to snarl travel even further across wide swaths of the United States at the end of the holiday weekend. He says deputies have been dealing with accidents and vehicles going off the road by drivers going too fast for conditions.

To the west, the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office reported Sunday morning that "travel in Aitkin County is not advised".

Travel advisories do not equal a travel ban, but officials say that anyone that goes out on the roads should use extreme caution.