Lake Effect Snow Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 7:15 PM EST on December 12, 2013
... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 1 PM EST
... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 6 am Saturday
to 6 am EST Sunday...
* locations... chautaqua... southern Erie... Wyoming... and northern
portions of Cattaraugus County.
* Timing and hazards... heavy lake effect snow tonight and Friday
morning. A general snow Saturday and Saturday night.
* Accumulations... 5 to 10 inches tonight... 4 to 7 inches Friday
in persistent bands. 1 to 3 inches Saturday... and 1 to 3
inches Saturday night.
* Winds... southwest 20 to 30 mph producing some blowing and
* Visibilities... as low as a quarter mile at times.
* Impacts... travel will be very difficult at times... with snow
covered roads... areas of blowing and drifting snow... and very
poor visibility. Travel on Interstate 90 will be significantly
impacted at times tonight and Friday morning.
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.
A Winter Weather Advisory is normally issued for a variety of
winter weather conditions such as light snow... blowing snow...
sleet... freezing rain and wind chills. While the weather will be
significant... the word advisory implies that severe winter
weather is not anticipated.
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
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 5:57 PM EST on December 12, 2013
**********************12 hour snowfall**********************
Location 12 hour time/date comments
... Erie County...
Alden 7.0 553 PM 12/12 NWS employee
2 S Akron 7.0 535 PM 12/12 7 inches in 2 hours
Depew 6.0 530 PM 12/12 trained spotter
NY Buffalo Intl Arpt 3.0 555 PM 12/12 ASOS
Blasdell 3.0 550 PM 12/12 trained spotter
West Seneca 2.5 500 PM 12/12 fell in 2 hr time frame
... Jefferson County...
Natural Bridge 2.7 552 PM 12/12 trained spotter
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