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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
655 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

NYZ019-140800-
/O.CON.KBUF.WC.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160214T1500Z/
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.Y.0017.000000T0000Z-160214T0600Z/
CHAUTAUQUA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...JAMESTOWN
655 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY...
...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST
SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY.

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...UNDER A MILE AT TIMES.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 25 BELOW.

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING 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.

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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