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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

NYZ010>012-085-210400-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0012.000000T0000Z-141121T0600Z/
NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-WYOMING-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BATAVIA...WARSAW...
ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...ERIE...GENESEE...AND WYOMING COUNTIES. THIS INCLUDES
  THE BUFFALO METRO AREA. THE BAND WILL REMAIN STATIONARY THROUGH
  ABOUT 6PM THEN MOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE EVENING. 

* TIMING...THROUGH 1 AM FRIDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL RATES OF 3 TO 5 INCHES PER HOUR IN THE
  MOST INTENSE PORTION OF THE BAND. STORM TOTALS OF 3 TO 4 FEET
  FROM ANGOLA ACROSS THE BOSTON HILLS TO EAST AURORA...NORTHERN
  WYOMING COUNTY AND SOUTHWEST GENESEE COUNTY WITH 1 TO 2 FEET
  NORTH AND SOUTH OF THAT CORRIDOR.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH PRODUCING
  SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* VISIBILITIES...NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN VERY DIFFICULT 
  OR NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL AT TIMES IN THE HEAVIEST PORTION 
  OF THE BAND. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING WILL ACCOMPANY THE HEAVIEST 
  SNOW. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL DURING THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW...EXPECT 
  SEVERE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VERY LOW VISIBILITY AND 
  DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADS. SOME ROADS THAT HAVE BEEN CLEARED 
  MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE AGAIN. DO NOT TRAVEL IN THE MOST HEAVILY 
  AFFECTED AREAS! SNOW LOADS ON BUILDINGS MAY REACH CRITICAL 
  LEVELS AND RESULT IN STRUCTURAL FAILURE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
BUFWX

&&

$$

NYZ019-020-210400-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0012.000000T0000Z-141121T1700Z/
CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JAMESTOWN...OLEAN
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES...GREATEST 
  AMOUNTS ACROSS NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA AND ALONG THE 
  LAKE ERIE SHORE. 

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL RATES OF 3 TO 5 INCHES PER HOUR IN THE
  MOST INTENSE PORTION OF THE BAND THROUGH THIS EVENING. HOURLY
  SNOWFALL RATES WILL WEAKEN OVERNIGHT. STORM TOTALS OF 1 TO 2
  FEET WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF 3 FEET NEAR SILVER CREEK.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH PRODUCING
  SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* VISIBILITIES...NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN VERY DIFFICULT 
  OR NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL AT TIMES IN THE HEAVIEST PORTION 
  OF THE BAND. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL DURING THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW...
  EXPECT SEVERE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VERY LOW 
  VISIBILITY AND DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADS. 

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
BUFWX

&&

$$

NYZ007-008-210400-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0012.000000T0000Z-141121T1700Z/
JEFFERSON-LEWIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WATERTOWN...LOWVILLE
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...JEFFERSON AND LEWIS COUNTIES. THE BAND WILL REMAIN
  FROM ADAMS TO CROGHAN THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON THEN MOVE SOUTH TO
  THE CENTRAL TUG HILL PLATEAU OVERNIGHT.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR IN THE
  MOST INTENSE PORTION OF THE BAND. STORM TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 FEET
  WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS APPROACHING 3 FEET ON THE TUG HILL PLATEAU.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW.

* VISIBILITIES...NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN VERY DIFFICULT 
  OR NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL AT TIMES IN THE HEAVIEST PORTION 
  OF THE BAND. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING WILL LIKELY ACCOMPANY THE 
  HEAVIEST SNOW. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL DURING THE LAKE EFFECT 
  SNOW...EXPECT SEVERE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VERY LOW 
  VISIBILITY AND DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADS. THIS INCLUDES 
  INTERSTATE 81 FROM ADAMS TO THE OSWEGO COUNTY LINE. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
BUFWX

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.

&&

$$

NYZ006-210400-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0012.141120T2100Z-141121T2300Z/
OSWEGO-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...OSWEGO COUNTY. BAND WILL MOVE SLOWLY SOUTH ACROSS 
  THE COUNTY LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY. 

* TIMING...LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL RATES OF 3 TO 5 INCHES PER HOUR IN THE
  MOST INTENSE PORTION OF THE BAND. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1
  TO 2 FEET IN THE MOST PERSISTENT SNOWS WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS
  APPROACHING 3 FEET ON THE TUG HILL PLATEAU.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH PRODUCING
  SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* VISIBILITIES...NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN VERY DIFFICULT 
  OR NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL AT TIMES IN THE HEAVIEST PORTION 
  OF THE BAND. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL DURING THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW...
  EXPECT SEVERE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VERY LOW 
  VISIBILITY AND DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADS. THIS INCLUDES 
  INTERSTATE 81 THROUGH ALL OF OSWEGO COUNTY. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
BUFWX

&&

$$

NYZ021-210400-
/O.EXB.KBUF.LE.Y.0022.141121T0000Z-141121T1700Z/
ALLEGANY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WELLSVILLE
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
EST FRIDAY. 

* LOCATIONS...ALLEGANY COUNTY. GREATEST AMOUNTS OVER THE WESTERN
  PORTION OF THE COUNTY.

* TIMING...EARLY THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE
  SNOWS.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH PRODUCING SOME LIMITED BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW.

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

* IMPACTS...LOCALIZED LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL 
  RESULT IN SLIPPERY ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

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.

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
BUFWX

&&

$$

NYZ004-005-210400-
/O.EXB.KBUF.LE.Y.0022.141121T0600Z-141121T2300Z/
WAYNE-NORTHERN CAYUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWARK...FAIR HAVEN
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 6 PM EST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 6 PM EST FRIDAY. 

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN CAYUGA AND WAYNE COUNTIES. GREATEST AMOUNTS
  FROM NEAR SODUS BAY TO MARTVILLE AND CATO.

* TIMING...OVERNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE MOST
  PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH PRODUCING SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

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

* IMPACTS...LOCALIZED LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL 
  RESULT IN SLIPPERY ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

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.

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
BUFWX

&&

$$

NYZ003-210000-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.Y.0022.000000T0000Z-141121T0000Z/
MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...ROCHESTER
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...MONROE COUNTY...MAINLY IN THE FAR SOUTHWEST 
  PORTION OF THE COUNTY. 

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BRING STORM TOTALS
  INTO THE 4 TO 6 INCH RANGE IN PERSISTENT BANDS.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH PRODUCING SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING
  SNOW.

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

* IMPACTS...LOCALIZED LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL 
  RESULT IN SLIPPERY ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES. THIS 
  INCLUDES INTERSTATE 490. 

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.

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
BUFWX

&&

$$

NYZ013-210400-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.Y.0022.000000T0000Z-141121T0900Z/
LIVINGSTON-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...GENESEO
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...LIVINGSTON COUNTY...MAINLY OVER THE NORTHERN AND 
  WESTERN PORTION OF THE COUNTY. 

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES IN THE MOST
  PERSISTENT BANDS.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH PRODUCING SOME LIMITED BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW.

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

* IMPACTS...LOCALIZED LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL 
  RESULT IN SLIPPERY ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES. THIS 
  INCLUDES INTERSTATE 390. 

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.

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
BUFWX

&&

$$

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