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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
717 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

NYZ012>014-019>021-085-210145-
ALLEGANY NY-CATTARAUGUS NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY-LIVINGSTON
NY-ONTARIO NY-WYOMING NY-
717 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE AREA...

* AT 710 PM EST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO WAS 
  TRACKING A LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SNOWFALL
  RATES OF 4 INCHES PER HOUR OR MORE...AND VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO 
  AT TIMES. 

* THIS LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND WAS LOCATED FROM THE SHORELINE OF 
  CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY ACROSS THE BOSTON HILLS...INTO WYOMING...
  LIVINGSTON AND WESTERN ONTARIO COUNTY. THIS BAND WILL CONTINUE
  SLIDE SLOWLY SOUTH OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS AND WILL START
  IMPACTING LOCATIONS FROM JAMESTOWN TO ELLICOTTVILLE TO NORTHERN
  ALLEGANY COUNTY.

* SOME LOCATIONS AFFECTED BY THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND INCLUDE...
  WESTFIELD AND DUNKIRK...
  BOSTON AND SPRINGVILLE...
  VARYSBURG AND BLISS...
  GENESEO AND GROVELAND...
  BRISTOL AND HONEOYE...
  JAMESTOWN...

* LIGHTNING AND A FEW RUMBLES OF THUNDER WILL BE POSSIBLE.

HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDERS...

* DO NOT OVEREXERT YOURSELF...SHOVELING OR EVEN WALKING IN THE
  HEAVY SNOW IS EXTREMELY TAXING. TAKE PLENTY OF BREAKS TO AVOID
  OVEREXERTING YOURSELF.

* OVERSTRESSED ROOFS CAN COLLAPSE. SNOW REMOVAL OFF STRUCTURES IS
  A DANGEROUS ACTIVITY THAT SHOULD ONLY BE DONE BY QUALIFIED
  INDIVIDUALS FOLLOWING SAFETY PROTOCOLS TO MINIMIZE RISKS. IF AT
  ANY TIME THERE IS A CONCERN THAT SNOW LOADS MAY CAUSE A
  COLLAPSE...EVACUATE THE BUILDING. SIGNS OF OVERSTRESSED ROOFS
  MAY INCLUDE SAGGING TILES OR BOARDS. POPPING...CRACKING...OR
  CREAKING SOUNDS ALSO SIGNAL SIGNIFICANT DANGER.

* TRAVEL SAFETY...MANY ROADS ARE STILL IN EXTREMELY POOR CONDITION
  OR ARE IMPASSIBLE. HEED LOCAL...REGIONAL AND OTHER EMERGENCY
  TRAVEL BANS. TAKE THE TIME NOW AND PLACE A WINTER SAFETY KIT IN
  YOUR CAR. ITEMS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...A FULLY CHARGED
  CELL PHONE...BLANKETS...FLASHLIGHT...KNIFE...NON-PERISHABLE
  FOOD...CLOTHING...AND A SHOVEL.

LAT...LON 4228 7976 4267 7896 4287 7809 4286 7796
      4291 7791 4298 7731 4276 7725 4272 7734
      4258 7735 4257 7765 4253 7771 4241 7772
      4224 7835 4199 7957 4200 7977

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