Wind Advisory, Heavy Rains, Some Sleety Snow Possible

WINTER WEATHER & FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY Halloween Weather More Trick Than Treat

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(WBEN) The National Weather Service has a Wind Advisory that lasts until early tomorrow morning, as part of a forecast that includes winds, a lot of rain, and possibly even some snow in the higher elevations of the southern tier between now and Halloween night. 

Rains are expected to be so heavy that they have also issued the following FLOOD WATCH  for much of the region and the hilltops of   Southern Erie County and parts of Wyoming County face a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.  And almost all of WNY will be under a HIGH WIND ADVISORY with gust up to 60 MPH expected Monday afternoon through Wednesday. 

"We are going to get a swath of cold air and a lot of rain with that, there could be some snow mixed in at the higher elevations as well," says Meteorologist Dave Zapf, at the National Weather Service.

Beginning Monday afternoon, heavy rain will hit the region in narrow bands that we are more accustomed to seeing with snowfall.

" A band from Buffalo into the southtowns and the higher elevations below that, could see 1 to 3 inches of rain between  late this afternoon through Tuesday," Zapf says. " It's going to be heavy, but it is going to be fairly localized. Just like any lake event, if you aren't in it, you aren't going to notice," he says.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
2 PM EDT TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Wet lake effect snow expected from 11 PM today to 2 PM
Tuesday on the hilltops above 1500 feet. Plan on slippery road
conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday.
Tree branches could fall as well. Total wet snow accumulations
of 3 to 5 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Hilltops above 1500 feet in Wyoming and Southern Erie
counties.

* WHEN...11 PM today to 2 PM Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for wet snow means periods of wet snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for your area can be obtained
by calling 5 1 1.
 

NORTHERN ERIE:

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of western New York...
including the following counties...Genesee...Northern Erie...
Southern Erie and Wyoming.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Wednesday morning.

* Heavy lake effect rainfall may produce localized flash flooding
in the Buffalo metro area. A band of heavy lake effect rain
will develop this afternoon over the city of Buffalo and will
likely settle across the Buffalo southtowns tonight through
Tuesday. The lake effect rain will likely linger into Tuesday
night before diminishing on Wednesday morning.

* Excessive runoff from the heavy rainfall may result in flooding
of low lying areas and also small streams and creeks. Urban
flooding in possible in the Buffalo metro area. Drainage inlets
clogged by leaves may increase the risk of street flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means the threat of flash flooding exists
along rivers and creeks. If you are in the watch area you should
monitor weather conditions closely. Be ready to move to higher
ground if flooding is observed or a warning is issued. 

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SOUTHERN ERIE:

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of western New York...
including the following counties...Genesee...Northern Erie...
Southern Erie and Wyoming.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Wednesday morning.

* Heavy lake effect rainfall may produce localized flash flooding
in the Buffalo metro area. A band of heavy lake effect rain
will develop this afternoon over the city of Buffalo and will
likely settle across the Buffalo southtowns tonight through
Tuesday. The lake effect rain will likely linger into Tuesday
night before diminishing on Wednesday morning.

* Excessive runoff from the heavy rainfall may result in flooding
of low lying areas and also small streams and creeks. Urban
flooding in possible in the Buffalo metro area. Drainage inlets
clogged by leaves may increase the risk of street flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means the threat of flash flooding exists
along rivers and creeks. If you are in the watch area you should
monitor weather conditions closely. Be ready to move to higher
ground if flooding is observed or a warning is issued. 

 

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
356 AM EDT Mon Oct 30 2017

NYZ010>012-019-085-301600-
/O.CON.KBUF.WI.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-171031T0600Z/
Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Chautauqua-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Batavia, Warsaw, Jamestown,
Orchard Park, and Springville
356 AM EDT Mon Oct 30 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, and Chautauqua counties.

* TIMING...Through tonight.

* WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds may result in a few downed tree limbs
  and isolated power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use
caution until the winds subside. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio
and other radio and tv stations for further details or updates.
 

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