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Latest storm means winter season upon us

Latest storm means winter season upon us

Several inches expected in many areas
Latest storm means winter season upon us
Saratoga Springs Department of Public Works employees put on a city plow ahead of Tuesday's anticipated snowstorm.
Photographer: ERICA MILLER

The Capital Region is set to get a bigger dose of snow Tuesday as a system moves in from the Midwest and Great Lakes to dump several inches on the area, according to the National Weather Service.

The Schenectady area is expected to receive two to four inches beginning overnight and extending through Tuesday morning, meteorologist Neil Stuart said. Snow could turn to rain midday.

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The expected snowfall totals start to increase the further north locations get, Stuart said. Fulton County and southern Saratoga County could see three to six inches or four to eight, while the Adirondacks could see 6 to 12, Stuart said.

A low-pressure system is expected to follow the storm and move it along.

"We're definitely starting off in a typical winter fashion," Stuart said.

The incoming storm had cities and towns readying for its potential impact, among them Saratoga Springs, which issued a snow emergency. The emergency means vehicles parked on city streets, except those with alternate side parking, must be moved to a plowed or cleared area. The  emergency will extend until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The storm also had organizations offering the annual winter warnings for clearing snow.

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The American Heart Association warned the risk of heart attack can increase for some people during snow shoveling as colder temperatures and physical exertion increases strain on the heart.

The association suggests avoiding sudden exertion, heavy meals or alcohol prior to or soon after shoveling. Using a smaller shovel can help. Those shoveling should also take breaks to rest.

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