CONTINUING WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall numbers are increasing this morning for a lake effect snow storm occurring now through much of the weekend, with varying conditions, locations and time periods.
CHECK WEATHER BEFORE TRAVELING – STAY HOME IF QUESTIONS
Focus of the storm currently is centered around Buffalo, where three to four feet of snow now are forecast and snowfall rates of two to three inches an hour at times are being predicted by the US National Weather Service Buffalo NY, and spreading outward.
A State of Emergency goes into effect at 10AM this morning for portions of the region northwest of Allegany County, with commercial traffic being banned on the State Thruway, from Rochester west to the Pennsylvania State Line, and some other highways, effective at 4PM today until the storm ceases sometime Sunday, with current timing based solely on anticipated conditions which may change.
Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and continue to monitor for updates.
Go to www.weather.gov/buf for an overall view of the NWS Buffalo forecast region, www.weather.gov/bgm for Steuben and counties to the east, and www.weather.gov/ctp for adjoining Pennsylvania counties.
Separate snow and ice forecasts for Allegany County and the rest of Western New York are available at https://bit.ly/3CUmLMq, along with Steuben County east at https://bit.ly/312qR7E, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at https://bit.ly/3rcTH0o.
Local weather forecasts for specific areas are accessible through the Search feature in the upper left corner of most NWS pages, with Hourly Weather Forecasts, which project event timing throughout the day, found on the lower right side of local pages.
Progression of storms can be tracked interactively via a zoomable NWS Doppler radar site at https://bit.ly/3xyTULH.
Previews of weather components over the next seven days are available at https://bit.ly/3CUmLMq, with Steuben County east at https://bit.ly/312qR7E, and Pennsylvania counties to the south at https://bit.ly/3rcTH0o.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) website is at https://bit.ly/3llhYgb, with the overall Weather Prediction Center at https://bit.ly/3gNeAsQ, which includes information on types of potential weather dangers.
Check out the information on cold weather safety, available at https://bit.ly/3zJxVUk, with information on general winter and other projections at https://bit.ly/3CyE9H3. Be prepared in advance of threatening weather and monitor during an event for updates.
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