Winter Storm Warning For WNY

February 24, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 2:13 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Winter Storm Warning For WNY

February 24, 2011 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 2:13 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW-National Weather Service Buffalo)

Here's the latest from the National Weather Service in Buffalo:

..WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 5 PM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 5 PM EST
FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEW YORK.

* TIMING...FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY WET SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES...GREATEST OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST AND
INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...TO NEAR ONE QUARTER MILE POSSIBLE IN HEAVIER SNOW.
INCREASING BLOWING SNOW DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...NEAR FREEZING AT FIRST...FALLING SLOWLY INTO
THE 20S.

* IMPACTS...MAJOR IMPACT ON BOTH MORNING AND AFTERNOON COMMUTES.
COMMUTE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS
EXPECTED. HEAVY SNOW AND/OR ICE WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS. IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING IN THE WARNING AREA YOU
SHOULD CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IF POSSIBLE, OR YOU SHOULD USE
EXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE.