THREE Weather Alerts Today! NOTE: Erie and Genesee are also going to get hit with a LAKE SNOW band during 75 mph (hurricane force) wind!!
High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Buffalo NY 1200 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019 ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY... * LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Erie, and Genesee counties. * TIMING...From early Sunday morning through late Monday morning. The strongest winds will be Sunday afternoon and evening. * WINDS...Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 75 mph. * IMPACTS...Strong wind gusts will bring down numerous trees and power lines and result in widespread power outages. Power may be out for several days in some areas. Shallow rooted pines will be particularly vulnerable. Property damage is also likely, especially to roofs and siding. Buildings under construction and old deteriorating buildings may be damaged significantly. Travel in high profile vehicles will be very difficult at times, and empty tractor trailers may be in danger of being blown off the road. Editor's Note: There is a BAN on empty tractor trailers on interstates starting 10 AM Sunday. Please refer to the post on that if you need specific information. NEXT UP:
Lakeshore Flood Warning
Niagara-Northern Erie-Chautauqua-Southern Erie- 1207 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019 ...LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EST MONDAY... * LOCATIONS...Lake Erie shore in Erie and Chautauqua counties and the Upper Niagara River in Erie and Niagara counties. * LAKE SHORE FLOODING...Powerful southwest winds will gust up to 75 mph. This will result in the water level at Buffalo rising to 9 to 11 feet above low water datum. This rise will also break up ice on Lake Erie and result in significant ice movement. * IMPACTS...Lakeshore flooding is expected along the Lake Erie shoreline, including the Buffalo Harbor and waterfront. If water levels exceed 10 feet above low water datum flooding may occur in the Old First Ward section of Buffalo and at Canalside. Rising waters will also push ice chunks onshore, potentially damaging structures. Ice will also get pushed across the ice boom and into the Upper Niagara River resulting in damage along the Upper Niagara River shoreline. The ice may dam up at river outlets and result in flooding near river mouths. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Lakeshore Flood Warning means lakeshore flooding is occurring, is imminent, or is expected to occur. People in the warning area should take immediate action to protect life and property. And finally, as an added bonus:
Winter Weather Advisory
Northern Erie-Genesee- 1155 AM EST Sat Feb 23 2019 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Lake effect snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches expected in the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as high as 75 mph will produce significant blowing snow and brief whiteouts. * WHERE...Northern Erie and Genesee counties. * WHEN...From 3 PM Sunday to 4 AM EST Monday. Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities.