Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1140 AM EST Fri Jan 12 2018

Niagara-Orleans-Monroe-Wayne-Northern Cayuga-Oswego-Jefferson-
Lewis-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Livingston-Ontario-Chautauqua-
Cattaraugus-Allegany-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Rochester, Newark,
Fair Haven, Oswego, Watertown, Lowville, Buffalo, Batavia,
Warsaw, Geneseo, Canandaigua, Jamestown, Olean, Wellsville,
Orchard Park, and Springville
1140 AM EST Fri Jan 12 2018

...Flash Freeze expected this afternoon and evening...

Temperatures will rapidly fall below freezing across the region
this afternoon and evening. Widespread rain across the region will
transition to freezing rain and sleet this afternoon as
temperatures plummet. Much of the salt on area roadways has
likely been washed off given the amount of rain over the last 24
hours. Therefore, as temperatures dive below freezing, bridges and
overpasses will likely ice up first, followed by main roadways,
sidewalks and parking lots. Water will also begin to freeze up in
areas that have experienced flooding from the rainfall and
snowmelt today. Please use extra caution for the evening commute
as roadways will become very slick, and adjust travel plans

Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing by:

1 to 3 pm for Western NY including Buffalo, Niagara Falls,

3 to 6 pm for the Genesee Valley, Northern Finger Lakes, and North
Country, including Rochester, Dansville, Watertown, Oswego,



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