Weather in a Nutshell 2:12 PM Saturday

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.
 
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