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Lake Effect Snow Advisory

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CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-SOUTHERN ERIE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JAMESTOWN...OLEAN...ORCHARD PARK... SPRINGVILLE 910 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015 ...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 AM EST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON. * LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN ERIE...CHAUTAUQUA...AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES. * TIMING...THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY MORNING. * ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL 3 TO 5 INCHES TODAY. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH. * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW A A HALF MILE AT TIMES. * WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 20 BELOW. * IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW TODAY WILL BRING SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS. BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS TONIGHT WILL QUICKLY BRING FROSTBITE TO EXPOSED SKIN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL HOURS. IF YOU WILL BE OUTDOORS USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY...MAKING SURE THAT ALL EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED. IF POSSIBLE...AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE COLD TO PREVENT FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA. IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW IN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN ROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO. REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO BUFSTORM.REPORT@NOAA.GOV...POSTING TO THE NWS BUFFALO FACEBOOK PAGE...OR TWEET...USING THE HASHTAG BUFWX

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