Winter Weather Advisory and Flood Watch

Annoying, wet snow accumulates and flood concerns linger into weekend

Tim Wenger
April 05, 2017 - 7:20 pm

@NWSBuffalo

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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's looking more like February than April as Thursday's rain has transitioned to wet snow.  A Winter Weather Advisory is posted through Friday afternoon and a Flood Watch remains posted into the weekend.

BELOW:  HEAR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST JON HITCHCOCK ON THE WBEN LIVELINE at the bottom of this page

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT
FRIDAY...


* LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, and Genesee
counties.

* TIMING...Through early this afternoon.

* HAZARDS...Wet snow.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Additional 1 to 2 inches today with storm totals
of 3 to 4 inches.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...Less than a mile at times.

* IMPACTS...Wet snow will produce poor visibility and slushy road
conditions through midday, with the worst travel conditions
likely to be during the morning commute.

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of western New York...including the following
counties...Genesee...Livingston...Monroe...Niagara...Northern
Erie...Ontario...Orleans...Wayne and Wyoming.

* Through Saturday afternoon.

* Rain has changed to wet snow this morning. Even though most of
the rain has ended, runoff will continue today and result in
rising river and creek levels.

* Flows will increase in the Buffalo Area and Lower Genesee Valley
creeks and rivers as a result of this runoff, as well as some
inland lakes. Any flooding should generally be minor.

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