ICE STORM 2013

An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 7pm Sunday Evening for locations in the deeper valleys of the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley. Freezing rain and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected in the region before tapering off to areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this afternoon. Travel will be hazardous due to ice covered roads and scattered power outages are likely through the day. Electric Crews have been posted throughout the region in order to assist regular crews with power failures caused by fallen trees. 

The Ice Storm Warning means that sever winter weather conditions are expected or occurring with significant amounts of ice accumulations making travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly discouraged and commerce will likely be severly impacted. If you must travel today, keep an extra flashlight, food and some water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulation and winds will likely lead to snapped power lines and falling tree branches which could add to the danger. 
03 - Weather Map

The forecast in Plattsburgh is calling for freezing rain through about 3pm, then rain with a high temperature near 33. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible. Sunday Night, rain or freezing rain likely before midnight, then a chance of sleet. Cloudy otherwise with a low around 30. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. 

The weather will settle out by Monday with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 11am and 3pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after 3pm. The high on Monday will be near 33.