Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Buffalo, NY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
1251 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

NYZ010>012-019-020-085-201915-
CATTARAUGUS NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY-GENESEE NY-WYOMING NY-
1251 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE BUFFALO SOUTHTOWNS
AND LAKE ERIE SHORELINE EAST TO THE BOSTON HILLS AND WESTERN WYOMING
COUNTY...

* AT 1250 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SNOWFALL RATES OF 3
  INCHES PER HOUR OR MORE...AND VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO AT TIMES. THIS
  LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND WAS LOCATED ALONG THE LAKE ERIE
  SHORELINE OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY NORTHEAST ACROSS THE BOSTON HILLS
  AND SOUTHTOWNS...INTO WESTERN WYOMING COUNTY.  THIS BAND WILL ALSO
  CLIP FAR SOUTHERN GENESEE COUNTY FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS AFTERNOON.
  THE BAND WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THIS AFTERNOON...THEN BEGIN TO
  DRIFT BACK SOUTH AFTER DARK.

* SOME LOCATIONS AFFECTED BY THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND INCLUDE...
  BOSTON AND WEST FALLS...
  COLDEN...WALES...EAST AURORA...
  LACKAWANNA...ORCHARD PARK...HAMBURG...
  ELMA...WEST SENECA...ALDEN...
  BENNINGTON AND ATTICA...
  VARYSBURG...HOLLAND AND MARILLA...

THIS INCLUDES THE NEW YORK THRUWAY BETWEEN EXITS 48 AND 59.

HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDERS...

* DO NOT OVEREXERT YOURSELF...SHOVELING OR EVEN WALKING IN THE
  HEAVY SNOW IS EXTREMELY TAXING. TAKE PLENTY OF BREAKS TO AVOID
  OVEREXERTING YOURSELF.

* OVERSTRESSED ROOFS CAN COLLAPSE. SNOW REMOVAL OFF STRUCTURES IS
  A DANGEROUS ACTIVITY THAT SHOULD ONLY BE DONE BY QUALIFIED
  INDIVIDUALS FOLLOWING SAFETY PROTOCOLS TO MINIMIZE RISKS. IF AT
  ANY TIME THERE IS A CONCERN THAT SNOW LOADS MAY CAUSE A
  COLLAPSE...EVACUATE THE BUILDING. SIGNS OF OVERSTRESSED ROOFS
  MAY INCLUDE SAGGING TILES OR BOARDS. POPPING...CRACKING...OR
  CREAKING SOUNDS ALSO SIGNAL SIGNIFICANT DANGER.

* TRAVEL SAFETY...MANY ROADS ARE STILL IN EXTREMELY POOR CONDITION
  OR ARE IMPASSIBLE. HEED LOCAL...REGIONAL AND OTHER EMERGENCY
  TRAVEL BANS. TAKE THE TIME NOW AND PLACE A WINTER SAFETY KIT IN
  YOUR CAR. ITEMS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO...A FULLY CHARGED
  CELL PHONE...BLANKETS...FLASHLIGHT...KNIFE...NON-PERISHABLE
  FOOD...CLOTHING...AND A SHOVEL.

LAT...LON 4246 7943 4250 7936 4256 7916 4270 7905
      4271 7899 4278 7886 4287 7889 4306 7806
      4258 7820 4243 7943

$$

ZAFF




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