Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
Niagara-Orleans-Monroe-Wayne-Northern Cayuga-Northern Erie-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Rochester, Newark,
Fair Haven, Buffalo, Batavia, Warsaw, Geneseo, Canandaigua,
Orchard Park, and Springville
…STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL POSSIBLE
Conditions are favorable for strong thunderstorms today, with a
risk of damaging winds, large hail, and brief heavy downpours.
Storms will develop early this afternoon.
The greatest risk across far Western New York, including the
Niagara Frontier and Buffalo metro area will be between noon and
The greatest risk across the Genesee Valley and Western Finger
Lakes, including the Rochester metro area will be between 2 p.m.
and 4 p.m.
Strong thunderstorms will still be possible after peak risk times,
with the threat lasting through early evening. Anyone with outdoor
plans today should be prepared to take cover if threatening