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Winter Storm Watch issued by NWS in Binghamton, NY

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
410 PM EDT MON OCT 24 2005

...MAJOR SNOWSTORM POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF CENTRAL
NEW YORK AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL TO DEVELOP OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT
AND MAY BECOME A MAJOR EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM AS IT TRACKS OFF
THE NEW ENGLAND COAST BY WEDNESDAY. THIS STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL
TO BRING A DAMAGING...HEAVY...WET SNOW TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
CENTRAL NEW YORK AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA.

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...
...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL POSSIBLE OVER THE POCONOS...

THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

PERIODS OF RAIN WILL MIX WITH...AND EVENTUALLY CHANGE TO WET SNOW
BY LATE TONIGHT OR TUESDAY MORNING OVER THE POCONOS. SNOW COULD BECOME
HEAVY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY LATER TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. MORE
THAN 7 INCHES OF HEAVY WET SNOW IS POSSIBLE BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...WHICH INCLUDES THE GREATER SCRANTON WILKES
BARRE AREA AND THE DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY FROM MATAMORAS AND
MILFORD SOUTH...MAINLY RAIN WILL FALL TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...WITH
THE POTENTIAL FOR RAIN TO CHANGE TO SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT. THERE
COULD BE A SMALL ACCUMULATION IN THESE AREAS BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND
INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH BY LATE TONIGHT. WIND GUSTS OF UP TO 30
MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE POCONOS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT.

HEAVY WET SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVER THE POCONOS. THE COMBINATION OF
HEAVY WET SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS COULD LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES AS MANY
TREES STILL HAVE THEIR LEAVES. ROADS ALSO COULD BECOME SNOW
COVERED AND SLIPPERY AND SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT TRAVEL THROUGH THE
POCONOS.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TRAVEL TUESDAY OR TUESDAY
NIGHT...KEEP INFORMED OF THE LATEST FORECASTS AND LISTEN FOR
POSSIBLE WINTER STORM WARNINGS OR WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES. THE
BEST WAY TO KEEP INFORMED IS TO LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL
HAZARDS OR YOUR LOCAL TV AND RADIO STATIONS.


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