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Lake Effect Snow Warning, Lake Effect Snow Watch
Issued: 6:56 PM EST Feb. 10, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 4 PM EST
Thursday...
... Lake effect snow watch remains in effect from late Thursday
night through Friday evening...

* locations... Chautauqua... Cattaraugus and southern Erie
counties... with the greatest snow amounts expected just inland
from Lake Erie across the Boston Hills and ski country through
Thursday. Late Thursday night and Friday a narrow band of
steadier snow will develop and may bring locally heavy snow
between Dunkirk and Blasdell... extending eastward into the
Boston Hills and Chautauqua ridge.

* Timing... the lake effect snow warning is in effect through
late Thursday afternoon. The lake effect snow watch is in
effect from overnight Thursday night through early Friday
evening.

* Accumulations... an additional 3 to 6 inches tonight and 3 to 6
inches Thursday. Another 6 to 10 inches of snow is possible from
late Thursday night through Friday.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Visibilities... as low as a quarter mile at times.

* Impacts... lake effect snow and blowing snow will result in
difficult travel at times with snow covered roads and greatly
reduced visibilities.

* Forecaster confidence... forecast confidence in the watch is
medium. There is still some uncertainty in the location and
intensity a band which is expected to develop late Thursday
night and Friday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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

A lake effect snow watch means that significant winter weather is
possible in localized areas.






Public Information Statement
Issued: 6:01 PM EST Feb. 10, 2016 – National Weather Service

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

New York

... Cattaraugus County...
   Perrysburg 8.0 1100 am 2/10 coop observer

... Chautauqua County...
   1 N Sherman 9.0 130 PM 2/10 public

... Erie County...
   East Aurora 4.3 556 PM 2/10 in past 10 hours
   Sardinia 4.0 1138 am 2/10 public

... Monroe County...
   Hilton 8.0 1050 am 2/10 social media

... Niagara County...
   Barker 7.0 320 PM 2/10 law enforcement
   Olcott 7.0 130 PM 2/10 broadcast media
   Wilson 4.5 118 PM 2/10 park service
   3 S Wilson 3.3 1030 am 2/10 trained spotter

... Orleans County...
   Point Breeze 8.0 310 PM 2/10 trained spotter
   Lyndonville 7.0 312 PM 2/10 trained spotter
   Waterport 4.0 100 PM 2/10 public

... Oswego County...
   Fulton 7.0 500 PM 2/10 social media
   Hannibal 5.0 355 PM 2/10 Post office

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:2/10/2016, 1100 am, NY, Cattaraugus, Perrysburg, , , 42.46477, -79.00219, snow, 8.0, inch, coop observer,
:2/10/2016, 130 PM, NY, Chautauqua, Sherman, 1, N, 42.17458, -79.59490, snow, 9.0, inch, public,
:2/10/2016, 556 PM, NY, Erie, East Aurora, , , 42.76729, -78.61587, snow, 4.3, inch, NWS employee, in past 10 hours
:2/10/2016, 1138 am, NY, Erie, Sardinia, , , 42.53330, -78.50000, snow, 4.0, inch, public,
:2/10/2016, 1050 am, NY, Monroe, Hilton, , , 43.28990, -77.79280, snow, 8.0, inch, social media,
:2/10/2016, 320 PM, NY, Niagara, Barker, , , 43.33006, -78.55373, snow, 7.0, inch, law enforcement,
:2/10/2016, 130 PM, NY, Niagara, Olcott, , , 43.33530, -78.71230, snow, 7.0, inch, broadcast media,
:2/10/2016, 118 PM, NY, Niagara, Wilson, , , 43.31070, -78.82690, snow, 4.5, inch, park service,
:2/10/2016, 1030 am, NY, Niagara, Wilson, 3, S, 43.26447, -78.83055, snow, 3.3, inch, trained spotter,
:2/10/2016, 310 PM, NY, Orleans, Point Breeze, , , 43.36670, -78.20000, snow, 8.0, inch, trained spotter,
:2/10/2016, 312 PM, NY, Orleans, Lyndonville, , , 43.32190, -78.38700, snow, 7.0, inch, trained spotter,
:2/10/2016, 100 PM, NY, Orleans, Waterport, , , 43.31138, -78.25075, snow, 4.0, inch, public,
:2/10/2016, 500 PM, NY, Oswego, Fulton, , , 43.31680, -76.41560, snow, 7.0, inch, social media,
:2/10/2016, 355 PM, NY, Oswego, Hannibal, , , 43.31780, -76.57760, snow, 5.0, inch, Post office,