Wintry Weekend Across Western New York

Winter Weather Advisories - Lake Snow Warnings

WBEN Newsroom
January 17, 2020 - 1:49 pm
Snow totals through early Monday/NOAA Buffalo

Snow totals through early Monday/NOAA Buffalo

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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A wintry weekend is unfolding for all of Western New York as Winter Weather Advisories and Lake Snow Warnings are posted for the region.

A complex weather system will impact ALL of WNY this weekend.  Lake Effect snow will organize mainly south of the Buffalo metro area Sunday and accumulate in excess of a foot in some localized spots in the southern tier through early Monday morning.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST
SUNDAY


* WHAT...Mixed precipitation. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches
and ice accumulations of a few hundredths of an inch. Winds
gusting as high as 55 mph.

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

* WHEN...Until 9 AM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty winds could
bring down tree branches, so isolated power outages will be
possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery
roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while
driving.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST
SUNDAY
LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM
EST MONDAY


* WHAT...For the Lake Effect Snow Warning, heavy lake effect
snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 14 inches in
the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as high as 50
mph. For the Winter Weather Advisory, mixed precipitation.
Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice
accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as
high as 50 mph.

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

* WHEN...For the Lake Effect Snow Warning, from 1 AM Sunday to 4
AM EST Monday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 1 AM EST
Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow
will significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions
could impact the morning commute. Gusty winds could bring down
tree branches, so isolated power outages will be possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions
and visibilities.

Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery
roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while
driving.

 

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