Weather Updated: Jan 30 2:12 PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
For Wyoming County, NY
A BAND OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL AFFECT WYOMING, ERIE, NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA AND GENESEE COUNTIES.
Editor: I am bumping this to the "read more" page since it is not currently applying to the Silver Lake Basin nor any of eastern Wyoming County with the exception of the dangerous Wind Chill Warnings.
AT 212 PM EST, TWO BANDS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW ARE PRODUCING SNOW FALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR ALONG WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO. TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW ZERO WITH WIND CHILLS NEAR -25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION; BLINDING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING*. A CASUAL DRIVE OR TRIP OUTSIDE CAN QUICKLY LEAD TO A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION WITHOUT PROPER WINTER GEAR. PLEASE HEED ALL TRAVEL BANS. TWO SEPARATE BANDS ARE OCCURING EAST OF LAKE ERIE. ONE IS OVER BUFFALO AND THE THRUWAY EAST PAST BATAVIA. A SECOND AND STRONGER BAND EXTENDS FROM THE PA LINE, ACROSS THE BOSTON HILLS, THE SOUTHTOWNS, AND INTO FAR NORTHWEST WYOMING COUNTY. THESE BANDS ARE CONVERGING OVER GENESEE COUNTY AND ARE PRODUCING WHITEOUT CONDITIONS THERE AS WELL. THESE BANDS WILL MOVE VERY LITTLE THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE, TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP FURTHER BELOW ZERO WHILE WIND GUSTS EXCEED 35 MPH AT TIMES, PRODUCING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... BUFFALO, CHEEKTOWAGA, WEST SENECA, LACKAWANNA, AMHERST, DUNKIRK, HAMBURG, EVANS, EDEN, ORCHARD PARK, SILVER CREEK, BLASDELL, ANGOLA, DERBY, ANGOLA ON THE LAKE, AND NORTH BOSTON. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN EXITS 57A AND 52.
* This first reference to "now occurring" should be read in the context of the second emboldened and underscored phrase, "far northwest Wyoming County." Although the sun is no longer shining in eastern Wyoming County, we continue to be free from the effects of the storm up to this point (2:51 pm).
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Posted by G.A.F. at 2:51 PM