Southern Erie Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 12:28 PM EST die 01o February, anno 2015

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM EST Monday...

* locations...Erie...Genesee...Wyoming...Livingston...and Ontario counties.

* Timing...through late Monday afternoon. Heaviest snow tonight through the first half of Monday.

* Hazards...heavy snow and blowing snow.

* Accumulations...an inch or less today...4 to 6 inches tonight...and 4 to 6 inches Monday...leading to storm totals of 8 to 12 inches.

* Winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph producing blowing and drifting snow.

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

* Wind chills...as low as 10 below zero at times.

* Impacts...steady moderate to heavy snow will result in very poor travel conditions with snow covered roads and low visibility. Very cold wind chills may result in frostbite and hypothermia for anyone not dressed for the cold.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning is issued when severe winter weather is expected. Heavy snow and/or ice will cause hazardous driving conditions. If you will be traveling in the warning area you should choose an alternate Route if possible...or you should use extreme caution if travel is unavoidable.

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