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Warning Description: Blizzard Warning
Warning Date: 4:09 am EDT on March 12, 2014
WarningSum:...Blizzard Warning Remains In Effect Until 2 Am Edt Thursday...
Warning Message:* locations...the Niagara Frontier.
* Timing...light snow will become heavy by mid to late morning and
continue into the evening. Greatest risk of blizzard conditions
from midday through the evening.
* Hazards...heavy snow and blowing snow with blizzard conditions
* Accumulations...6 to 11 inches today and 3 to 6 inches tonight
leading to storm totals of 12 to 17 inches.
* Winds...northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
* Visibilities...near zero at times.
* Impacts...conditions will rapidly deteriorate later this
morning...with relatively light snow becoming heavy by mid to
late morning. The combination of heavy snow and blowing snow
will make travel extremely difficult to nearly impossible
Wednesday afternoon and evening. Visibility will be dramatically
reduced with deep snow cover on roadways during the peak of the
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you absolutely must travel...have a winter survival kit with you.
If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle.
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
WarningDate:10:19 am EDT on March 12, 2014
WarningSum:...Travel Conditions Will Continue To Deteriorate Through The Noon Hour...
Warning Message:Moderate to...at times...heavy snow will continue through the
afternoon hours across western New York. Temperatures will fall
to the lower 20s by early afternoon...allowing for snow
accumulation and slick driving conditions. Snowfall rates of 1
inch per hour have already been observed across western NY. Winds
are already gusting to 35 mph...with higher gusts expected this
afternoon. This is resulting in blowing and drifting snow...as
well as reduced visibilities.
By afternoon...northeast winds gusting to 45 mph will result in
considerable blowing and drifting snow...as well as visibilities
of near zero at times. In addition...snowfall rates could reach 2
inches per hour during the peak of the storm this afternoon.
Travel will become extremely hazardous or even nearly impossible
at times due to the combination of very heavy snow and blowing
snow. Travel is not recommended. If you must travel...slow down
and be sure to have extra food and water in your car...as well as
a fully charged cell phone.
1132 PM EDT Tue Mar 11 2014
...Significant late season winter storm to bring blizzard
conditions to portions of western and north-central New York...
A low pressure system will cross the Ohio Valley tonight and
rapidly intensify as it tracks across the mid-Atlantic states and
off the New England coast Wednesday into Wednesday night. This
system will bring widespread heavy snow to much of western and
north-central New York. Expect light rain this evening to change
over to snow overnight and continue through Wednesday night.
Snowfall rates will increase significantly through the morning
hours of Wednesday. In addition to the snow...northerly winds
wrapping into the deepening low will rapidly strengthen through
Wednesday morning...and this will result in blizzard conditions
developing across the area by Wednesday afternoon.
It must be stressed that although snow start out relatively light
and conditions will appear benign early in the day Wednesday...travel
will be extremely difficult to nearly impossible by Wednesday
afternoon as blizzard conditions develop with near zero visibility
along with significant blowing and drifting of snow.
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