**NEW** LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
219 PM EST Wed Dec 23 2020
Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Batavia, and Warsaw
219 PM EST Wed Dec 23 2020

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY

  • WHAT…Heavy lake effect snow expected. Lake snows will develop
    over southwest NY during the day and move north and intensify
    during the afternoon. Snow will be heaviest during the evening
    before lake bands move back toward the south on Saturday. Total
    snow accumulations of 7 to 17 inches in the most persistent lake
    snows.
    Lower accumulations of 3-7 inches are expected over
    eastern portions of Genesee and Wyoming counties. Winds gusting
    as high as 35 mph.
  • WHERE…Northern Erie, Genesee, and Wyoming counties.
  • WHEN…From noon Friday to 7 PM EST Saturday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
    hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
    commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Heavy snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be
prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities.