Winter Arrives This Week! The Latest Lake-Effect Storm Predictions
To sum up, Chautauqua and Southern Erie counties are the areas to be on alert, and you're looking at storm totals in the range of "it missed us totally" to more than two feet in persistent areas. Snow will begin late tonight (overnight) into Saturday morning.
...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM EST SATURDAY... * LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA AND SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTIES. * TIMING...FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. * ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES THURSDAY...7 TO 13 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT...5 TO 10 INCHES FRIDAY...AND 3 TO 6 INCHES FRIDAY NIGHT...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF MORE THAN 2 FEET IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS. * 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 WEATHER 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.