Winter Storm Warning Begins 1 P.M. Tuesday

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 1 AM EST

THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM

WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN…WHICH IS IN EFFECT

FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS

NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS…CHAUTAUQUA AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES.

* TIMING…TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* HAZARDS…HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…8 TO 14 INCHES.

* VISIBILITIES…AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS…THERE WILL BE WIDESPREAD SNOW TUESDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. ON WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY…STEADIER

SNOWS WILL FOCUS ON HIGHER TERRAIN. THIS WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT

IMPACT ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND TRAVEL PLANS. THIS WILL BE A PROLONGED

EVENT WITH SNOW RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS

EXPECTED. HEAVY SNOW AND/OR ICE WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING

CONDITIONS. IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING IN THE WARNING AREA YOU

SHOULD CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IF POSSIBLE, OR YOU SHOULD USE

EXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE.

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 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