Lake Effect Snow Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
957 AM EST Sat Feb 6 2021
Northern Erie-Genesee-Southern Erie
Including the cities of Buffalo, Batavia, Orchard Park,
and Springville
957 AM EST Sat Feb 6 2021

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST
THIS EVENING

  • WHAT…Heavy lake effect snow and blowing snow. Additional
    snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches in the most persistent
    lake snows. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will produce
    blowing and drifting snow in open areas.
  • WHERE…Erie and Genesee counties. Greatest accumulations will
    be from South Buffalo and the nearby southern and eastern
    suburbs to Genesee County.
  • WHEN…Until 10 PM EST this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Travel will be very difficult with deep snow cover
    on roads and very poor visibility within the lake effect snow
    bands. Travel conditions will vary widely across the region.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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