... Lake effect snow warning in effect from 6 am Thursday to 6 am
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a lake effect
snow warning... which is in effect from 6 am Thursday to 6 am EST
Friday. The lake effect snow watch is no longer in effect.
* Locations... Jefferson and Lewis counties. Greatest amounts
across higher terrain inland from Lake Ontario.
* Timing... from late Wednesday night through late Thursday night.
* Accumulations... 4 to 8 inches Thursday and 12 to 23 inches
Thursday night... leading to storm totals of 2 to 3 feet in the
most persistent lake snows.
* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Visibilities... as low as a quarter mile at times.
* Impacts... heavy lake effect snow and areas of blowing snow will lead
to significant accumulations of snow on area roadways and very
poor visibilities at times... resulting in hazardous to dangerous
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
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