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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
1206 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

SNOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND TRANSITION TO LAKE EFFECT SNOW BY
WEDNESDAY EVENING ACROSS THE SNOWBELT OF NORTHEAST OHIO AND
NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA AS ARCTIC AIR SPREADS ACROSS LAKE ERIE.
THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL TAPER OFF LATE THURSDAY.

OHZ012>014-089-PAZ001>003-100115-
/O.CON.KCLE.LE.A.0005.160210T0600Z-160211T2100Z/
LAKE-GEAUGA-ASHTABULA INLAND-ASHTABULA LAKESHORE-NORTHERN ERIE-
SOUTHERN ERIE-CRAWFORD PA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MENTOR...CHARDON...JEFFERSON...
ASHTABULA...ERIE...EDINBORO...MEADVILLE
1206 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...SNOW LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY WILL TRANSITION TO
  LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS AND SQUALLS BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
  CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DURING
  HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS AND SQUALLS.

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

* TEMPERATURES...10 TO 27.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER IS
POSSIBLE IN LOCALIZED AREAS WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS. STAY TUNED
TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
947 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

NYZ019-020-085-092300-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.A.0006.160210T0600Z-160211T2100Z/
CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JAMESTOWN...OLEAN...ORCHARD PARK...
SPRINGVILLE
947 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA...CATTARAUGUS...AND SOUTHERN ERIE
  COUNTIES. GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS EXPECTED JUST INLAND FROM LAKE
  ERIE ALONG THE CHAUTAUQUA RIDGE AND BOSTON HILLS.

* TIMING...FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 16 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MOST
  PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH PRODUCING
  SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* VISIBILITIES...LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN
  VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL AT TIMES WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
  POOR VISIBILITY.

* FORECASTER CONFIDENCE...MEDIUM. THERE REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY
  WITH RESPECT TO PLACEMENT AND INTENSITY OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER IS
POSSIBLE IN LOCALIZED AREAS.

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.

&&

$$

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