Winter Storm Warning Issued

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM

EST SATURDAY…

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT TO

NOON EST SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM

WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM

THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS ALSO

BEEN ISSUED. THIS WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT

SATURDAY NIGHT TO NOON EST SUNDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS

NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS…WESTERN NEW YORK.

* TIMING…EARLY THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY MORNING.

* HAZARDS…SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 6 INCHES.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES…UNDER A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AS LOW AS 20 BELOW SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY

SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL GREATLY DETERIORATE WITH SNOW

COVERED ROADS AND POSSIBLE WHITEOUT CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW AND

SIGNIFICANT WIND BLOWN SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS

EXPECTED. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW 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.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE

WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR

EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 15 DEGREES

BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL HOURS. IF YOU WILL

BE OUTDOORS USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY…MAKING SURE THAT

ALL EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED. IF POSSIBLE…AVOID PROLONGED

EXPOSURE TO THE COLD TO PREVENT FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

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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