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    • Lake Effect Snow Warning

      Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect until 10:00 PM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

    ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST
    THIS EVENING...

    * LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES. GREATEST
    AMOUNTS ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE CHAUTAUQUA RIDGE.

    * TIMING...THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING.

    * ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES THIS AFTERNOON AND 3 TO
    5 INCHES THIS EVENING IN PERSISTENT SNOWS.

    * WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH.

    * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

    * IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT
    ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ON AREA ROADWAYS AND POOR VISIBILITIES
    AT TIMES...RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WITHIN THE
    MOST INTENSE PORTION OF THE BAND. BE PREPARED FOR DIFFICULT
    WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITY AND
    SNOW COVER ON ROADS. THIS INCLUDES THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY
    FROM SILVER CREEK TO THE NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA STATE LINE.

    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.

    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
    BUFWX

    &&

    EXPERIMENTAL CONTENT BELOW...DO NOT USE OPERATIONALLY
    PLEASE SEE BELOW LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EXPERIMENT
    HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUF/POLYGON_PDD
    HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/
    PNS15LAKE_EFFECT_SNOWAAA.HTM
    TO VIEW THE EXPERIMENTAL POLYGONS PLEASE SEE:
    HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUF/LESPOLYGON
    COORD...4256 7845 4257 7881 4232 7975 4203 7976
    4217 7853 4226 7831
    TIME Y16M12D10T1700Z-Y16M12D11T0300Z
    COORD...4277 7864 4276 7884 4260 7926 4245 7895
    4257 7843
    TIME Y16M12D11T0300Z-Y16M12D11T0600Z

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