High Winds Whip Up Lake Erie-Updated

October 14, 2011 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 5:35 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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High Winds Whip Up Lake Erie-Updated

October 14, 2011 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 5:35 AM EDT

Western New York, (WKBW)

High winds have caused power lines to drop on Kennedy Road in the western portion of the Town of Evans.

Here are the latest gusts from around the WNY area-courtesy the National Weather Service:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
441 PM EDT SAT OCT 15 2011

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME PEAK WIND GUSTS ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NEW YORK TODAY...

AS OF 430 PM...

DUNKIRK... 47 MPH 247 PM
WATERTOWN AIRPORT... 47 MPH 224 PM
BUFFALO AIRPORT... 45 MPH 831 AM
ROCHESTER AIRPORT... 44 MPH 412 PM
NIAGARA FALLS AIRPORT... 43 MPH 332 PM

MARINE LOCATIONS...

BARCELONA HARBOR... 62 MPH 330 PM
DUNKIRK C-MAN... 58 MPH 309 PM
BUFFALO COAST GUARD... 49 MPH 306 PM

Gusty winds have churned up Lake Erie!

The waves were crashing into the break wall along the outer harbor of Buffalo and slamming into the "carwash" area along Route 5 in Hamburg. Temperatures have dropped noticeably since last night. Stay with EWN and Accuweather for all of your local forecasts.

By the way, with the temperature dropping--when can we expect the flakes to fly in WNY? Here's data from the National Weather Service in Buffalo:

AVERAGE First Flake Oct 24
First Measurable (.1" or more) Nov 8
First Inch Nov 18

EARLIEST EVER
First Flake Sep 20, 1956
First Measurable (.1" or more) Oct 6, 1991
First Inch Oct 10, 1906

LATEST EVER First Measurable (.1" or more) Dec 3, 1899
First Inch Jan 3, 1923

Stay tuned to the Eyewitness News AccuWeather Team to bring you the latest. They know the weather inside and out!