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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
919 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

NYZ004>006-102230-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0006.160210T1500Z-160212T0900Z/
WAYNE-NORTHERN CAYUGA-OSWEGO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWARK...FAIR HAVEN...OSWEGO
919 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST
FRIDAY...

* LOCATIONS...WAYNE...NORTHERN CAYUGA...AND OSWEGO COUNTIES...
  WITH THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS EXPECTED FROM NORTHEASTERN
  WAYNE COUNTY ACROSS NORTHERN CAYUGA AND SOUTHERN OSWEGO
  COUNTIES.

* TIMING...FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES TODAY...3 TO 5 INCHES TONIGHT...
  3 TO 5 INCHES THURSDAY...AND 4 TO 8 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT...
  LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 11 TO 21 INCHES 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...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN
  VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL AT TIMES WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
  GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW
IN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILL
BE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN
ROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.

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

&&

EXPERIMENTAL CONTENT BELOW...DO NOT USE OPERATIONALLY
PLEASE SEE BELOW LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EXPERIMENT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUF/POLYGON_PDD
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OS/NOTIFICATION/PNS15LAKE_EFFECT_SNOW.HTM
TO VIEW THE EXPERIMENTAL POLYGONS PLEASE SEE:
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUF/LESPOLYGON
COORD...4330 7690 4329 7765 4338 7820 4338 7859
        4326 7900 4316 7764 4322 7692
TIME Y16M02D10T1300Z-Y16M02D11T0300Z
COORD...4330 7620 4335 7673 4322 7736 4304 7683
        4302 7650 4318 7647
TIME Y16M02D11T0300Z-Y16M02D11T2100Z
COORD...4324 7645 4326 7622 4336 7634 4339 7664
        4326 7694 4325 7720 4305 7650
TIME Y16M02D11T2100Z-Y16M02D12T0900Z

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
338 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016


NYZ009-018-036-037-110845-
/O.UPG.KBGM.LE.Y.0004.160210T1800Z-160212T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KBGM.LE.W.0004.160210T1800Z-160212T0900Z/
NORTHERN ONEIDA-ONONDAGA-MADISON-SOUTHERN ONEIDA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONVILLE...SYRACUSE...ONEIDA...
HAMILTON...UTICA...ROME
338 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
4 AM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A LAKE
EFFECT SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NEW YORK INCLUDING ONEIDA, ONONDAGA
  AND MADISON COUNTIES.

* HAZARD TYPES...LAKE EFFECT SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 12 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS AND SQUALLS DEVELOPING BY THIS AFTERNOON, THEN
  BANDS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE TEENS TONIGHT AND REMAINING
  THERE THROUGH THURSDAY BEFORE FALLING INTO THE SINGLE NUMBERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE
EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE. LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES IN
BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. VISIBILITIES VARY
GREATLY AND CAN DROP TO ZERO WITHIN MINUTES. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

PLEASE REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY
CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1-877-633-6772...OR BY EMAIL AT
BGM.STORMREPORT@NOAA.GOV.

&&

$$

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