Lake Effect Snow Warning Extended

…LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT

THURSDAY NIGHT…

* LOCATIONS…WYOMING…CATTARAUGUS…CHAUTAUQUA AND SOUTHERN

ERIE COUNTIES. STEADIEST SNOWS IN THE BOSTON HILLS AND ALONG

THE CHAUTAUQUA RIDGE…WITH LESSER ACCUMULATIONS ALONG THE

IMMEDIATE LAKESHORE.

* TIMING…THROUGH MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS…5 TO 9 INCHES TONIGHT…3 TO 5 INCHES

THURSDAY…AND AN INCH OR LESS THURSDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…SNOW WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WITH

SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY. WORST CONDITIONS

ACROSS THE BOSTON HILLS AND ALONG THE CHAUTAUQUA

RIDGE…AFFECTING ROUTES 60…62 AND 219.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW

IN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILL

BE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN

ROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.

IF YOU LOSE POWER AND PLAN ON RUNNING A GENERATOR…MAKE SURE

THAT THE GENERATOR IS LOCATED OUTDOORS AND IS PROPERLY

VENTILATED. SPACE HEATERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROPERLY VENTILATED AND

USED ONLY IF THEY ARE OPERATING PROPERLY. MAKE SURE SNOW DOES NOT

BLOCK EXHAUSTS AND FRESH AIR INTAKES FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES

AND WATER HEATERS.

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 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

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