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‘Bomb Cyclone’ Unlikely Here, But Snow Predicted

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Unlikely

Here, But Snow Predicted

This Accuweather map shows how Upstate New York may fit into the regional picture.

Otsego County may avoid a “bomb cyclone” of drenching rain, coastal flooding and heavy interior snow that Accuweather is predicting for the Northeast at the end of the week, but local impacts may nonetheless be significant.’s service, Weather Underground, is predicting a Winter Storm Watch from Friday morning through Saturday morning, with heavy snow possible.

Winter Storm Watch: Slick Roads, Little Snow

Winter Storm Watch:

Slick Roads, Little Snow

Jeremy Velasco, Middlefield, top photo, walks toward his plow at the county Highway Department, Linden Avenue, Cooperstown, after using the backhoe to fill the box from the mountain of salt in the storage building. A winter storm watch is in effect, but only about 1 inch is expected to fall. Nonetheless, roads are slick, as drivers heading south on Route 28 near Dreams Park, inset photo, can attest. Fender-benders included a car sliding into the Cooperstown Commons entry sign, denting the laid stone foundations. (Jim Kevlin/

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