Statement as of 08:24 PM EDT die 11o March, anno 2014
... Blizzard Warning in effect from 2 am Wednesday to 2 am EDT
... Winter Storm Warning is cancelled...
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Blizzard
Warning... which is in effect from 2 am Wednesday to 2 am EDT
Thursday. The Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled.
* Locations... the Niagara Frontier.
* Timing... snowfall will begin overnight tonight and continue
through overnight Wednesday night... however the highest threat
for blizzard conditions will exist from late morning on
Wednesday through Wednesday evening.
* Hazards... heavy snow and blowing snow resulting in periods of
whiteout conditions along with significant blowing and drifting
* Accumulations... an inch or less overnight... 6 to 11 inches
Wednesday... and 3 to 6 inches Wednesday night... leading to
storm totals of 9 to 17 inches.
* Winds... northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph at times.
* Visibilities... near zero at times from late Wednesday morning
into Wednesday evening.
* Impacts... conditions will rapidly deteriorate Wednesday
morning... with relatively light snow becoming heavy by late
morning. The combination of heavy snow and blowing snow will
make travel extremely difficult to nearly impossible Wednesday
afternoon into Wednesday evening. Visibility will reduced to
near zero at times with deep snow cover on roadways during the
peak of the storm along with significant blowing and drifting of
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you absolutely must travel... have a winter survival kit with you.
If you get stranded... stay with your vehicle.
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
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