Cattaraugus County, New York
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Lake Effect Snow Warning
NYZ019-020-101100-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0009.000000T0000Z-161210T2300Z/
CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JAMESTOWN...OLEAN
930 PM EST FRI DEC 9 2016

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

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

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES OVERNIGHT AND 4 TO 7 INCHES
SATURDAY.

* 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/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...4250 7853 4323 7798 4341 7829 4255 7891
4232 7975 4199 7977 4200 7817
TIME Y16M12D09T2100Z-Y16M12D10T0200Z
COORD...4238 7867 4247 7928 4232 7975 4199 7977
4200 7841
TIME Y16M12D10T0200Z-Y16M12D10T1200Z
COORD...4243 7851 4245 7945 4232 7975 4199 7977
4213 7856
TIME Y16M12D10T1200Z-Y16M12D10T2300Z

$$

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