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New York, Chautauqua

Lake Effect Snow Warning

Statement as of 8:55 PM EST on November 20, 2014

Expires 12:00 PM EST on November 21, 2014


... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until noon EST
Friday...

* locations... Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties... greatest
amounts across northern portions of the area and along the
Lake Erie shore.

* Timing... through late Friday morning.

* Accumulations... 8 to 16 inches tonight and 3 to 5 inches
Friday.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph.

* Visibilities... near zero at times.

* Impacts... heavy lake effect snow will result in very difficult
or nearly impossible travel at times in the heaviest portion
of the band. If you must travel during the lake effect snow...
expect severe winter driving conditions with very low
visibility and deep snow cover on roads.

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





Special Statement

Statement as of 9:01 PM EST on November 20, 2014

Expires 10:30 PM EST on November 20, 2014


... Lake effect snow will continue to impact the area...

* at 852 PM EST... the National Weather Service in Buffalo was
tracking a lake effect snow band capable of producing snowfall rates
of 2 to 3 inches per hour... and visibility of a quarter of a mile or
less.

* This lake effect snow band was located across Chautauqua
County... northern Cattaraugus... far southern Erie... southern
Wyoming... southern Livingston to southern Ontario County.

* Some locations affected by the lake effect snow band include...
Jamestown and Sinclairville...
Springville and Ellicottville...
Bliss and Centerville...
Groveland and Springwater...

Travel across the area will be extremely difficult or even impossible
due to the very heavy snowfall producing near zero visibility and
deep snow cover on roadways. Travel is not recommended.

If you must travel... be prepared by having an emergency kit... extra
blankets and warm clothing in the event that your vehicle has
mechanical problems or gets stuck. Make sure you have a fully charged
cell phone.

Lat... Lon 4227 7977 4242 7946 4247 7942 4244 7927
      4272 7835 4270 7800 4276 7752 4272 7734
      4258 7735 4257 7765 4253 7771 4241 7772
      4199 7828 4200 7977



Record Report

Statement as of 4:37 AM EST on November 20, 2014


... Record daily maximum snowfall set at Buffalo NY...

A record snowfall of 7.6 inches was set at Buffalo NY yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 5.8 set in 2000.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:26 PM EST on November 20, 2014


Storm totals through this early evening for this lake effect snow
event... which started Wednesday evening.

********************Storm total snowfall********************

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

New York

... Erie County...
   Wales Center 37.0 345 PM 11/20 social media
   1 W Hamburg 36.5 457 PM 11/20 social media
   Angola 33.0 337 PM 11/20 social media
   Hamburg 31.5 452 PM 11/20 NWS employee
   East Aurora 27.0 500 PM 11/20 amateur radio
   Orchard Park 23.0 600 PM 11/20 amateur radio
   Alden 18.5 500 PM 11/20 amateur radio
   3 WSW Elma 13.8 608 PM 11/20 cocorahs
   4 NW Alden 12.0 429 PM 11/20 NWS employee
   Lancaster 11.0 500 PM 11/20 amateur radio
   NY Buffalo Intl Arpt 8.1 425 PM 11/20 ASOS

... Jefferson County...
   Watertown 8.0 409 PM 11/20 social media

... Wyoming County...
   Cowlesville 27.0 600 PM 11/20 amateur radio
   Attica 23.0 200 PM 11/20 amateur radio


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