Southern Oneida Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:15 PM EDT on October 31, 2014

...Next week Marks winter weather awareness week in New York...

The National Weather Service has declared next week... November 2nd through November 8th as winter weather awareness week in New York.

The winter season in upstate New York is a time of beautiful scenery...Holiday celebration...and outdoor recreational activities. However the cold weather season can also be harsh...and even dangerous if you are not prepared.

To promote a safer winter season...the National Weather Service asks local print...broadcast...internet and social media to highlight the dangers of winter weather and the steps that can be taken to reduce risk. The following are the topics to be covered during winter weather awareness week in New York...winter preparedness, lake effect snow, nor'easters and blizzards, winter flooding and ice jams, ice storms, watches, warnings and advisories and general safety tips.

We will be issuing daily public information statements in the morning and also providing information via our facebook Page which can be accessed at http://www.Facebook.Com/nwsbinghamton and twitter at http://www.Twitter.Com/nwsbinghamton you can also follow along using the hashtag #winterprep.

For additional information on New York winter weather awareness week...check out http://weather.Gov/bgm/wwaw

You can also contact Dave nicosia warning coordination meteorologist for noaa's National Weather Service in Binghamton at 607-770-9531 x 223 or via email at David.Nicosia@noaa.Gov