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Thursday, February 24, 2022

3" Snow Tonight; Flood Warning Extended:

Update: Winter weather advisories begin; Flood warning-Oatka-extended


UPDATE, 6:30 p.m.: The National Weather Service has extended to flood warnings for Oatka and Black creeks until 7 a.m. Friday. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast for Oatka Creek at Garbutt and Black Creek at Churchville, with flooding for both creeks affecting Monroe and Genesee counties, according to the Weather Service. Flows in rivers will increase and reach critical levels, the Weather Service said.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, the Oatka Creek was a 6.2 feet. Flood stage is 6 feet. At flood stage, general flooding of agricultural land begins, and there is some basement flooding in Scottsville and Garbutt. The highest stage of the creek in the 24 hours preceding 5 p.m. Thursday was 6.4 feet. The river is expected to fall below flood stage just after midnight tonight and continue falling to 4.2 feet Sunday morning. This crest compares to a previous crest of 6.2 feet on Sept. 9, 2004.


Winter weather advisories begin as soon as tonight across the region, even as some flood warnings are extended. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that will be in effect from 10 tonight to 4 p.m. Friday for Genesee, Livingston, Wyoming and Erie counties. Snow is expected with some sleet mixing in at times. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are forecast, according to the Weather Service.

Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could affect the morning commute, the Weather Service said. Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will result in slippery roads and limited visibilities. Slow down and use caution while driving. Winds may gusts as high as 35 mph, according tot he Weather Service.


THE 6 PM WEATHER put the snow totals at 3 inches Thursday overnight and another 3 inches during the day Friday.
15.7° at 7:50 pm Thursday at Silver Lake.
17° - Low for Thursday night. 25° - High for Friday with a Frozen
.........Mix before the Snow.
11° - Low for Friday night.

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