NWS Buffalo

Wind and snow fade away Thursday

Winter Weather Advisory

February 13, 2019 - 4:05 pm
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The wicked wind combined with snow squalls provided for a tremendously long Wednesday afternoon commute.  Those gusty winds and lake snow squalls fade away into Thursday as we enter a calmer weather pattern. 

A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for the southtowns and southern tier through early Thursday.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Lake effect snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to 2 inches in the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. This may bring short bursts of whiteout conditions.

* WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Northern Erie, Genesee, Livingston, and Allegany counties.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas
of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty
winds could bring down tree branches.

* WHAT...Lake effect snow and blowing snow. Additional snow
accumulations of 3 to 5 inches in the most persistent lake
snows. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph also producing blowing
snow.

* WHERE...Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie
counties.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of
blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes. Gusty
winds may also bring down some tree branches.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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