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Special Weather Statement

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

NYZ010>012-019-020-085-202230-
CATTARAUGUS NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY-GENESEE NY-WYOMING NY-
358 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE AREA...

* AT 351 PM EST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO WAS
  TRACKING A LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SNOWFALL
  RATES OF 4 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.

* 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...DERBY AND LAKE VIEW...

* LIGHTNING AND A FEW RUMBLES OF THUNDER WILL BE POSSIBLE.

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 4228 7976 4242 7946 4250 7936 4256 7915
      4270 7905 4271 7899 4278 7886 4287 7889
      4312 7792 4304 7795 4304 7790 4295 7791
      4290 7796 4267 7796 4261 7800 4220 7974

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
302 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

NYZ010>012-085-212015-
NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-WYOMING-SOUTHERN ERIE-
302 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST FRIDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN NEW YORK.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING.

A WARM-UP AND SOME RAINFALL SUNDAY AND MONDAY WILL RESULT IN
SIGNIFICANT SNOWMELT IN AREAS WHICH RECEIVED HEAVY LAKE EFFECT
SNOW. THIS MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS
AND CREEKS AS WELL AS LARGER STEM RIVERS AND URBAN AREAS WILL POOR
DRAINAGE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WATCHES...WARNINGS...ADVISORIES...
AND STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
BUFFALO CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUF

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Lake Effect Snow Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

NYZ010>012-085-210400-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0012.000000T0000Z-141121T0600Z/
NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-WYOMING-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BATAVIA...WARSAW...
ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE
300 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...ERIE...GENESEE...AND WYOMING COUNTIES. THIS INCLUDES
  THE BUFFALO METRO AREA. THE BAND WILL REMAIN STATIONARY THROUGH
  ABOUT 6PM THEN MOVE SOUTH THROUGH THE EVENING.

* TIMING...THROUGH 1 AM FRIDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL RATES OF 3 TO 5 INCHES PER HOUR IN THE
  MOST INTENSE PORTION OF THE BAND. STORM TOTALS OF 3 TO 4 FEET
  FROM ANGOLA ACROSS THE BOSTON HILLS TO EAST AURORA...NORTHERN
  WYOMING COUNTY AND SOUTHWEST GENESEE COUNTY WITH 1 TO 2 FEET
  NORTH AND SOUTH OF THAT CORRIDOR.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH PRODUCING
  SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* VISIBILITIES...NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN VERY DIFFICULT
  OR NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL AT TIMES IN THE HEAVIEST PORTION
  OF THE BAND. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING WILL ACCOMPANY THE HEAVIEST
  SNOW. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL DURING THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW...EXPECT
  SEVERE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VERY LOW VISIBILITY AND
  DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADS. SOME ROADS THAT HAVE BEEN CLEARED
  MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE AGAIN. DO NOT TRAVEL IN THE MOST HEAVILY
  AFFECTED AREAS! SNOW LOADS ON BUILDINGS MAY REACH CRITICAL
  LEVELS AND RESULT IN STRUCTURAL FAILURE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
BUFWX

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