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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
340 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

NYZ001>008-010>014-019>021-085-180445-
/O.CON.KBUF.WS.A.0003.190119T1800Z-190121T2300Z/
Niagara-Orleans-Monroe-Wayne-Northern Cayuga-Oswego-Jefferson-
Lewis-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Livingston-Ontario-Chautauqua-
Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Rochester, Newark,
Fair Haven, Oswego, Watertown, Lowville, Buffalo, Batavia,
Warsaw, Geneseo, Canandaigua, Jamestown, Olean, Wellsville,
Orchard Park, and Springville
340 PM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy snow likely. Light snow will begin as early as
  Saturday morning. Snow will become heavy later Saturday
  afternoon and Saturday night and continue through Sunday
  morning. The widespread snow will then transition to light lake
  effect snow showers Sunday afternoon through Monday. Total snow
  accumulations of over a foot are possible. Winds will gust as
  high as 35 mph, producing extensive blowing and drifting snow.
  Wind chills will likely drop to colder than 20 below zero Sunday
  night and Monday morning.

* WHERE...All of western and north central New York.

* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon. The
  majority of the snow accumulation will occur Saturday afternoon
  through Sunday morning. Light lake effect snow showers along
  with extensive blowing and drifting snow will then last Sunday
  afternoon through Monday. The coldest wind chills will occur
  Sunday night and Monday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult with deep
  snow cover on roads and very poor visibility. The dangerously
  cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as
  little as 10 minutes.

 

 

 

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1155 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

NYZ001>008-010>014-019>021-085-180100-
/O.CON.KBUF.WS.A.0003.190119T1800Z-190121T2300Z/
Niagara-Orleans-Monroe-Wayne-Northern Cayuga-Oswego-Jefferson-
Lewis-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Livingston-Ontario-Chautauqua-
Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Rochester, Newark,
Fair Haven, Oswego, Watertown, Lowville, Buffalo, Batavia,
Warsaw, Geneseo, Canandaigua, Jamestown, Olean, Wellsville,
Orchard Park, and Springville
1155 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2019

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Light snow will begin as early as
Saturday morning. Snow will become heavy late Saturday afternoon
and Saturday night and continue into Sunday morning. Snow will
then transition to lake effect Sunday afternoon and continue
through Monday. At this time, greater than 9 inches of snow is
possible. Gusty winds and arctic air will also produce
significant blowing and drifting snow and wind chills well below
zero.

* WHERE…All of western and north central New York.

* WHEN…From Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on snow covered and slippery road
conditions. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce
visibility.

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