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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
347 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

NYZ007-008-130500-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0006.000000T0000Z-160213T0600Z/
/O.CON.KBUF.WC.W.0001.160213T1000Z-160214T1500Z/
JEFFERSON-LEWIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WATERTOWN...LOWVILLE
347 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST
SATURDAY...
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SATURDAY TO
10 AM EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...JEFFERSON AND NORTHERN LEWIS COUNTIES.

* TIMING...THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH
  OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. THE WIND CHILL WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM
  LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS
  AFTERNOON AND 4 TO 7 INCHES TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWS 10 BELOW TO 15 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT. HIGHS 5
  BELOW TO 10 BELOW ZERO SATURDAY. LOWS AROUND 20 BELOW SATURDAY
  NIGHT. BETWEEN 15 BELOW AND 20 BELOW ZERO SUNDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 45 BELOW.

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL AT
  TIMES WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND GREATLY REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES. IN ADDITION...WIND CHILLS AND TEMPERATURES WILL
  REACH DANGEROUSLY COLD LEVELS. THE FRIGID CONDITIONS COULD
  RESULT IN FROZEN PIPES...AND WILL QUICKLY LEAD TO FROSTBITE
  AND HYPOTHERMIA IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY DRESSED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE
WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR
EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 25 DEGREES
BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTURE
OUTDOORS SHOULD USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY.

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.

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

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.

&&

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...4405 7567 4422 7584 4416 7631 4401 7631
        4398 7605 4372 7622 4369 7595
TIME Y16M02D12T0900Z-Y16M02D12T1800Z
COORD...4433 7568 4438 7588 4412 7634 4407 7623
        4391 7643 4403 7589
TIME Y16M02D12T1800Z-Y16M02D13T0000Z
COORD...4406 7558 4407 7588 4382 7617 4364 7614
        4345 7656 4328 7645 4365 7554
TIME Y16M02D13T0000Z-Y16M02D13T1200Z

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
347 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

NYZ006-130500-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.W.0007.160212T2200Z-160213T1200Z/
/O.CON.KBUF.WC.W.0001.160213T1000Z-160214T1500Z/
OSWEGO-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OSWEGO
347 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST
SATURDAY...
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SATURDAY TO
10 AM EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...OSWEGO COUNTY.

* TIMING...THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THE WIND CHILL
  WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
  MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES TONIGHT...AND 1 TO 2 INCHES
  SATURDAY...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES IN THE MOST
  PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWS ZERO TO 5 BELOW TONIGHT. HIGHS ZERO TO 5
  BELOW SATURDAY. LOWS 10 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO SATURDAY NIGHT.
  BETWEEN 5 BELOW AND 20 BELOW ZERO SUNDAY.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 40 BELOW.

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN
  DIFFICULT TRAVEL AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY WITH SNOW
  COVERED ROADS AND GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES. IN
  ADDITION...WIND CHILLS AND TEMPERATURES WILL REACH DANGEROUSLY
  COLD LEVELS. THE FRIGID CONDITIONS COULD RESULT IN FROZEN
  PIPES...AND WILL QUICKLY LEAD TO FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IF
  YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY DRESSED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE
WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR
EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 25 DEGREES
BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTURE
OUTDOORS SHOULD USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY.

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.

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

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.

&&

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...4405 7567 4422 7584 4416 7631 4401 7631
        4398 7605 4372 7622 4369 7595
TIME Y16M02D12T0900Z-Y16M02D12T1800Z
COORD...4406 7558 4407 7588 4382 7617 4364 7614
        4345 7656 4328 7645 4365 7554
TIME Y16M02D13T0000Z-Y16M02D13T1200Z

$$

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