Special Weather Statement *UPDATED* at 10:33 pm

                     SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1033 PM EST FRI JAN 25 2019

NYZ001-002-010-011-085-260530-
SOUTHERN ERIE-ORLEANS-GENESEE-NIAGARA-NORTHERN ERIE-
1033 PM EST FRI JAN 25 2019

...A BAND OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL AFFECT NORTHERN ERIE...
SOUTHEASTERN NIAGARA...SOUTHWESTERN ORLEANS AND GENESEE COUNTIES...

AT 1032 PM EST, A BAND OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW PRODUCING SNOW FALL RATES 
OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE BUFFALO METRO 
AREA THROUGH 1230 AM. THIS BAND WILL EXTEND INTO SOUTHERN NIAGARA, 
NORTHERN GENESEE AND SOUTHWEST ORLEANS COUNTIES.  

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
BUFFALO, CHEEKTOWAGA, WEST SENECA, NORTH TONAWANDA, CLARENCE,
LACKAWANNA, BATAVIA, KENMORE, DEPEW, TONAWANDA, AMHERST, LANCASTER,
ALBION, WILLIAMSVILLE, DARIEN LAKES STATE PARK, GRAND ISLAND, ELMA,
MARILLA, LE ROY AND PEMBROKE.

GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE BLOWING SNOW, FURTHER DETERIORATING 
CONDITIONS. 

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN EXITS 56 AND 47.

TRAVELLING THROUGH ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED LOCATIONS WILL BE 
EXTREMELY DIFFICULT THIS EVENING. ANTICIPATE SNOW COVERED AND VERY 
SLIPPERY ROADS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL THIS EVENING USE EXTRA CAUTION. 
ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

VISIBILITIES WILL DROP QUICKLY TO A QUARTER OF A MILE IN THIS BAND 
OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW.













PECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY 857 PM EST FRI JAN 25 2019 NYZ001-002-010-011-260315- ORLEANS-GENESEE-NIAGARA-NORTHERN ERIE- 857 PM EST FRI JAN 25 2019 ...A BAND OF HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL AFFECT NORTHEASTERN ERIE... SOUTHEASTERN NIAGARA...SOUTHWESTERN ORLEANS AND NORTHWESTERN GENESEE COUNTIES... AT 850 PM EST, A 10-15 MILE WIDE BAND OF HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW PRODUCING SNOW FALL RATES OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE BUFFALO METRO AREA THROUGH 11 PM. THIS BAND WILL EXTEND INTO SOUTHERN NIAGARA, NORTHERN GENESEE AND SOUTHWEST ORLEANS COUNTIES.  WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH PERIODS OF NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... BUFFALO, CHEEKTOWAGA, WEST SENECA, CLARENCE, LACKAWANNA, DEPEW, AMHERST, LANCASTER, WILLIAMSVILLE, PEMBROKE, AKRON, SMALL BOAT HARBOR, ERIE BASIN MARINA, OAKFIELD, SHELBY, ALABAMA, ELBA, CLARENCE CENTER, EAST AMHERST AND WOLCOTTSVILLE. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN EXITS 54 AND 48A. TRAVELLING THROUGH ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED LOCATIONS WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT THIS EVENING. ANTICIPATE SNOW COVERED AND VERY SLIPPERY ROADS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL THIS EVENING USE EXTRA CAUTION. ALLOW PLENTY OF EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. THE BAND OF HEAVY LAKE SNOW WILL START TO SHIFT SOUTH AFTER 11 PM.






Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Buffalo NY 105 PM EST Fri Jan 25 2019 NYZ010-011-252200- Northern Erie-Genesee- Including the cities of Buffalo and Batavia 105 PM EST Fri Jan 25 2019 ....Lake effect snow north late this afternoon... Lake effect snow is expected to intensify and move north late this afternoon over Metro Buffalo and points east, where it will remain through the evening. This band will graze the Northtowns while hitting the Southtowns again. This band will also cover portions of Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Lancaster, and Alden. Expect from a trace of snow from Tonawanda to as much as additional 8 inches tonight under the center of the band. This will have adverse effects on the evening commute, first over many of the Southtowns by 3 PM, then Metro Buffalo and east between 4 to 6 PM as the band moves north. Snow rates will range from 1 to 3 inches per hour, and the band should be about 15 miles wide. 
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