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September 18, 2018

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH – SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING


URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
800 PM EST FRI NOV 20 2015

OSWEGO-JEFFERSON-LEWIS-WYOMING-CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-
SOUTHERN ERIE – INCLUDING THE CITIES OF OSWEGO, WATERTOWN, LOWVILLE, WARSAW, JAMESTOWN, OLEAN, ORCHARD PARK, SPRINGVILLE

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

LOCATIONS: EAST OF LAKES ERIE AND ONTARIO. MAINLY FROM THE
BOSTON HILLS SOUTH ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TIER OFF LAKE ERIE AND
OVER THE TUG HILL OFF LAKE ONTARIO.

TIMING: FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MOST  PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS.

THE HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE TUG HILL AND ALONG THE CHAUTAUQUA RIDGE WHERE SNOWFALL COULD BE LOCALLY ENHANCED.

WHILE LAKE EFFECT SNOWS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP, THERE REMAINS UNCERTAINTY IN THE EXACT LOCATION AND INTENSITY OF SNOWFALL.

IMPACTS: LOCALIZED BANDS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE POSSIBLE AND COULD
PRODUCE SLICK AND DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

WITH THIS BEING THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOW THREAT OF THE SEASON  FOR MANY, TAKE TIME TO ENSURE YOUR VEHICLE IS PREPARED FOR WINTER TRAVEL.

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER IS POSSIBLE IN LOCALIZED AREAS.

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