... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 4 am EST
* locations... southern Erie... Wyoming... Chautauqua... and
Cattaraugus counties. Greatest amounts across higher terrain.
* Timing... early this evening through late Wednesday night.
* Accumulations... 3 to 5 inches tonight... 4 to 8 inches
Wednesday... and 4 to 7 inches Wednesday night... leading to
storm totals of 9 to 17 inches in the most persistent lake
snows. Greatest amounts expected across the Boston Hills of
southern Erie County.
* Winds... west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph producing
blowing and drifting snow.
* Visibilities... as low as a quarter mile at times.
* Impacts... very difficult travel at times with snow covered
roads and poor visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow.
In lake effect snow the weather can vary from locally heavy snow
in narrow bands to clear skies just a few miles away. If you will
be traveling across the region be prepared for rapid changes in
Road and visibility conditions.
If you lose power and plan on running a generator... make sure
that the generator is located outdoors and is properly
ventilated. Space heaters should also be properly ventilated and
used only if they are operating properly. Make sure snow does not
block exhausts and fresh air intakes for high efficiency furnaces
and water heaters.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can also be found at www.Weather.Gov/Buffalo.
Report snow accumulation to the National Weather Service in
Buffalo by sending an email to bufstorm.Report@noaa.Gov... posting
to the NWS Buffalo facebook Page... or tweet... using the hashtag