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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
256 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY AND CONTINUE INTO
SATURDAY...

.BANDS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL SET UP ALONG THE PENNSYLVANIA
SHORELINE ON THURSDAY AND WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES. WINDS WILL SHIFT
TO THE NORTHWEST THURSDAY NIGHT WITH SNOW SHIFTING INLAND...THEN
BECOMING FOCUSED TOWARDS THE LAKESHORE AGAIN ON SATURDAY.

OHZ012>014-089-080400-
/O.CON.KCLE.LE.A.0008.161208T1400Z-161210T1500Z/
LAKE-GEAUGA-ASHTABULA INLAND-ASHTABULA LAKESHORE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MENTOR...CHARDON...JEFFERSON...
ASHTABULA
256 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF GREATER THAN 6 INCHES ARE
  POSSIBLE. LOCALIZED SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 INCHES OR MORE MAY
  OCCUR ACROSS INLAND AREAS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 90.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN NEAR LAKE ERIE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW
  WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY AND SPREAD INLAND
  THURSDAY EVENING WITH SNOW SQUALLS LIKELY FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY
  NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND SNOW SQUALLS WILL LEAD TO
  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND VERY POOR VISIBILITIES AT
  TIMES. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR
HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW...OFTEN IN LOCALIZED AREAS. TRAVEL
CONDITIONS COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECAST FOR POSSIBLE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNINGS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
256 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY AND CONTINUE INTO
SATURDAY...

.BANDS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL SET UP ALONG THE PENNSYLVANIA
SHORELINE ON THURSDAY AND WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES. WINDS WILL SHIFT
TO THE NORTHWEST THURSDAY NIGHT WITH SNOW SHIFTING INLAND...THEN
BECOMING FOCUSED TOWARDS THE LAKESHORE AGAIN ON SATURDAY.

OHZ011-080400-
/O.EXB.KCLE.LE.A.0008.161209T0000Z-161210T1500Z/
CUYAHOGA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...CLEVELAND
256 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND HAS ISSUED A LAKE
EFFECT SNOW WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF GREATER THAN 6 INCHES ARE
  POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY IN THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN SUBURBS.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THURSDAY
  EVENING WITH SNOW SQUALLS LIKELY FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND SNOW SQUALLS WILL LEAD TO
  SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND VERY POOR VISIBILITIES AT
  TIMES. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR
HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW...OFTEN IN LOCALIZED AREAS. TRAVEL
CONDITIONS COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECAST FOR POSSIBLE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNINGS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
246 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

NYZ003>005-080400-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.A.0011.161208T2300Z-161210T1100Z/
MONROE-WAYNE-NORTHERN CAYUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCHESTER...NEWARK...FAIR HAVEN
246 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...MONROE...WAYNE AND NORTHERN CAYUGA COUNTIES.
  GREATEST AMOUNTS NEAR LAKE ONTARIO AND EAST OF ROCHESTER.

* TIMING...FROM EARLY THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A FOOT POSSIBLE IN THE MOST PERSISTENT
  LAKE SNOWS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW
  WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ON AREA
  ROADWAYS AND VERY POOR VISIBILITIES AT TIMES...RESULTING IN
  HAZARDOUS TO DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* FORECASTER CONFIDENCE...HIGH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THAT NARROW BANDS OF LOCALLY HEAVY
LAKE EFFECT SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION...ALONG WITH
RAPID CHANGES IN ROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS THAT CAN HAVE A
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON TRAVEL.

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.

&&

$$

TMA

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
225 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

NYZ017-018-036-037-081930-
/O.CON.KBGM.LE.A.0004.161208T2300Z-161210T1100Z/
SOUTHERN CAYUGA-ONONDAGA-MADISON-SOUTHERN ONEIDA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AUBURN...SYRACUSE...HAMILTON...ONEIDA...
ROME...UTICA
225 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN ONEIDA...SOUTHERN CAYUGA...ONONDAGA...AND
  MADISON COUNTIES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES
  POSSIBLE IN THE MOST PERSISTENT BANDS, MAINLY FRIDAY AND FRIDAY
  NIGHT, AND OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN JUST SOUTH OF THE THRUWAY
  CORRIDOR.

* TIMING...ALTHOUGH SOME SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY
  EVENING, THE MORE PERSISTENT AND HEAVIER LAKE-EFFECT SNOW BANDS
  SHOULD SHIFT INTO THE REGION FRIDAY MORNING, THEN CONTINUE
  FRIDAY NIGHT, BEFORE TAPERING OFF ON SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT, AND SOME
  ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. GUSTY WINDS MAY RESULT IN
  CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH, WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR A LARGE
AMOUNT OF SNOW IN ONLY A FEW HOURS. VISIBILITIES AND DEPTH OF
SNOW CAN VARY GREATLY... IMPACTING TRAVEL SIGNIFICANTLY. CONTINUE
TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

JUREWICZ

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
549 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

PAZ004-005-072300-
/O.CON.KCTP.LE.A.0005.161208T1700Z-161210T1200Z/
WARREN-MCKEAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD
549 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...WARREN AND MCKEAN COUNTIES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...OVER 6 INCHES POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY OVER
  NORTHWEST WARREN COUNTY.

* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL THURSDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...POOR DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. IF POSSIBLE,
  AVOID TRAVEL THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REVIEW WINTER WEATHER SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION AT
WEATHER.GOV/WINTER.

&&

$$

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