Sunday, February 20, 2022

Late Night Update--Advisories are Over for Wyoming:
Flood warning extended for Oatka Creek

UPDATE, 8 p.m.: The National Weather Service has extended the flood warning until 4 a.m. Sunday for Oatka Creek at Garbutt, affecting Monroe and Genesee counties.

Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast, according to the Weather Service.

Flood stage is 6 feet, at which time general flooding of agricultural land begins and some basement flooding is likely in Scottsville and Garbutt.

At 4 p.m. Saturday, the stage was 6.2 feet, the maximum stage of the creek in the previous 24 hours.

The creek is expected to rise to a crest of 6.2 feet this evening. It will then fall below flood stage just after midnight tonight, the Weather Service said.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 6.2 feet on Sept. 9, 2004.

The wind advisory for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties was allowed to expire at 7 p.m. The wind advisory for Livingston, Ontario, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Wayne, northern Cayuga and Oswego counties remains in effect until 10 p.m.

The winter weather advisory for Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties was allowed to expire at 7 p.m.

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: The National Weather Service has extended the wind advisory for Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties until 7 tonight. The advisory also includes Monroe County.

West winds of 25 to 35 mph are forecast with gusts up to 50 mph, the Weather Service said.

The wind advisory that includes Livingston County remains in effect until 10 p.m. The advisory also includes Ontario, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Wayne, northern Cayuga and Oswego counties.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects

Original story:

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that includes Wyoming County until 7 tonight.

The advisory also includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties.

Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are forecast. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will produce extensive blowing and drifting snow, the Weather Service said.

The greatest accumulations are expected across higher terrain.

Plan on snow covered and slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility.





A wind advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. for Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Niagara, Monroe, northern and southern Erie and Chautauqua counties.



West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are forecast.

A wind advisory is in effect until 10 tonight for Livingston County. The advisory also includes Ontario, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Wayne, northern Cayuga and Oswego counties.

West winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are forecast.

Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Flood warnings have also been extended for the following locations:

■ Ellicott Creek Near Williamsville affecting Erie and Genesee counties, minor flooding is forecast.

■ Tonawanda Creek At Batavia affecting Wyoming, Erie, Niagara and Genesee counties, minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

■ Tonawanda Creek At Rapids affecting Erie and Niagara counties, minor flooding is forecast.

The flood warning continues for:

■ Allegheny River At Olean affecting Cattaraugus County, minor flooding is forecast.

■ Black Creek At Churchville affecting Monroe and Genesee Counties, minor flooding is forecast.

Heavy rain and rapid snowmelt on Thursday will continue to result in high flows and flooding today.

The Tonawanda Creek at Batavia was at 9.5 feet at 4 a.m. Saturday, down from a maximum river stage in the previous 24 hours of 10.3 feet, the Weather Service said.

At 10 feet, moderate flooding is expected along West Main Street and South Main Street in Batavia and along the creek from Batavia to East Pembroke, extending to the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. Flooding will mainly impact roads, with some residential and commercial flooding possible.

The creek is expected to fall below flood stage late this morning and continue falling to 3.3 feet Monday evening.

Flood stage is 9 feet. The recent crest compares to a previous crest of 9.9 feet on July 14, 2017.

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