Saturday News Briefs
SO FAR SILVER LAKE HAS AVOIDED THE PREDICTED SNOWS with some tracks receiving about an inch of snow (2" in drifts) while others only a dusting of snow. It should be noted that the original forecasts were for "Wyoming County, NY," but the forecast was changed overnight to "southwest Wyoming County." By late morning Saturday, the forecast was changed to "northwest Wyoming County." When they are specific as to which areas of the county will be affected, the accuracy is good. Most of the time, whatever is being forecast for Wyoming County--in general--misses Silver Lake because it is closer to the southeast section of Wyoming County and aligns closer to the neighboring county's forecast. While this type of pattern is quite evident, it is no guarantee as to whether or not Silver Lake will actually receive it, as forecast, or if it will be considerably less. SLDN encourages readers to be prepared for anything. If your track is experiencing snow amounts differently, call or email to report it so we can keep the coverage more complete. UPDATED 12/26/20; 11:35am.
WEATHER WARNING -- Logo for U.S. National Weather Service Lake Effect Snow Warning Start: 12:00 PM EST, Friday, December 25 End: 7:00 PM EST, Saturday, December 26 Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...
* WHAT... Heavy lake effect snow. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches in the most persistent lake snows. The heaviest snow will occur through mid afternoon. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE... Northern Erie, Genesee, and Wyoming counties.
* WHEN... Until 7 PM EST this evening.
* IMPACTS... Travel will be extremely difficult at times with deep snow cover on roads and very poor visibility. This includes much of the Buffalo Metro area and the NY Thruway. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Heavy snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities. 2pm 12-26-20
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