National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY

958 AM EST FRI FEB 22 2013

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WYOMING-CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-ALLEGANY-SOUTHERN ERIE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WARSAW…JAMESTOWN…OLEAN…

WELLSVILLE…ORCHARD PARK…SPRINGVILLE

958 AM EST FRI FEB 22 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…FREEZING RAIN…AND SLEET…WHICH IS

IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS…WESTERN SOUTHERN TIER…SOUTHERN ERIE AND WYOMING COUNTIES.

* TIMING…A PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET…MIXING WITH AND

ENDING AS A LITTLE FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE THROUGH THE

LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE OVERNIGHT. ANOTHER

PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW…MIXED WITH LIGHT SLEET AND LIGHT FREEZING

RAIN SATURDAY MORNING.

* HAZARDS…SNOW…SLEET FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION UP TO 2 INCHES. ICE

ACCUMULATION LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* WINDS…SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES….DOWN TO A MILE OR LESS IN SNOW.

* IMPACTS…SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS COULD MAKE FOR SLIPPERY

ROADS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. FREEZING DRIZZLE THROUGH THE

OVERNIGHT COULD PROLONG THE PERIOD OF SLIPPERY SPOTS ON ROADS

THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF

WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW, BLOWING SNOW,

SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE

SIGNIFICANT, THE WORD ADVISORY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF

WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS

CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO.

REPORT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

IN BUFFALO BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO BUFSTORM.REPORT@NOAA.GOV

POSTING TO THE NWS BUFFALO FACEBOOK PAGE…OR TWEET…USING THE

HASHTAG BUFWX