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Lake Effect Snow Warning
NYZ012-019-020-085-082245-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0009.000000T0000Z-161210T1100Z/
WYOMING-CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARSAW...JAMESTOWN...OLEAN...
ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE
943 AM EST THU DEC 8 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST
SATURDAY...

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

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES TODAY...6 TO 11 INCHES TONIGHT...
4 TO 8 INCHES FRIDAY...AND 3 TO 5 INCHES FRIDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW
WILL LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ON AREA
ROADWAYS AND VERY POOR VISIBILITIES AT TIMES...RESULTING IN
HAZARDOUS TO NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL CONDITIONS AT TIMES
WITHIN THE MOST INTENSE PORTION OF THE BAND. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH
NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AND DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADS. THIS
INCLUDES THE NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY FROM HAMBURG TO THE NEW
YORK/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...4257 7819 4277 7822 4270 7889 4230 7951
4239 7852
TIME Y16M12D08T1100Z-Y16M12D08T2100Z
COORD...4259 7834 4261 7878 4232 7975 4199 7977
4202 7864
TIME Y16M12D08T2100Z-Y16M12D09T0900Z
COORD...4233 7868 4249 7901 4232 7975 4199 7977
4199 7879
TIME Y16M12D09T0900Z-Y16M12D10T0000Z
COORD...4233 7862 4254 7873 4247 7922 4221 7976
4199 7977 4205 7917
TIME Y16M12D10T0000Z-Y16M12D10T1100Z

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