Lake Effect Snow Across Metro Buffalo

Winter Weather Advisory Until 7 PM

January 18, 2018 - 9:19 am

From the National Weather Service:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE 
National Weather Service Buffalo NY 
933 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS  EVENING... 

* WHAT...Lake effect snow. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected in the  most persistent lake snows. 

* WHERE...Northern Erie and western Genesee counties. 

* WHEN...Until 7 PM EST this evening. 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for slippery roadways and reduced visibilities. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

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

Special Weather Statement 
National Weather Service Buffalo NY 
909 AM EST THU JAN 18 2018 
...A BAND OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL AFFECT NORTHERN ERIE AND WESTERN GENESEE COUNTIES... 

Lake effect snow will continue to increase across much of northern Erie and western Genesee counties through mid to late morning. 

Snowfall will become moderate, with snowfall rates of a half inch to one inch per hour. 

Southwest winds gusting to 35 mph will also produce blowing and drifting snow in open areas. Travel conditions will steadily deteriorate this morning across the Buffalo Metro Area and western 
Genesee County. 

This includes Interstate 90 between exits 55 (Rte. 219/Orchard Park) and 48 (Batavia). 

Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in lake effect snow situations. 

Be prepared for snow or ice covered roads. Slow down and allow extra time when traveling. 

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