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Historic Christmas Lake Effect Blizzard


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Wind reports

https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&product=PNS&issuedby=BUF

...Chautauqua County...
3 NNW Fredonia               70 MPH    0900 AM 12/23   NDBC
Dunkirk Airport              66 MPH    0856 AM 12/23   ASOS
Fredonia                     64 MPH    0815 AM 12/23   NYSM
Jamestown Airport            48 MPH    0750 AM 12/23   AWOS
Clymer                       46 MPH    0810 AM 12/23   NYSM
...Erie County...
3 NW Lackawanna              79 MPH    1010 AM 12/23   NYSM
Buffalo Airport              72 MPH    0940 AM 12/23   ASOS
Buffalo                      65 MPH    1100 AM 12/23   NOS-NWLON
1 S Hamburg                  64 MPH    0840 AM 12/23   Cocorahs
East Aurora                  53 MPH    1030 AM 12/23   NYSM
Buffalo                      52 MPH    0910 AM 12/23   NYSM
Brant                        45 MPH    1105 AM 12/23   NYSM
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...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAKE TRAVEL IMPOSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF THE
NIAGARA FRONTIER...

HAZARDS...The combination of a band of heavy snow and winds gusting
to 65 mph is producing BLIZZARD conditions. In this band visibility
is ZERO, and there are numerous vehicles stranded on the roadways.
Do not attempt to travel in this band.

LOCATION AND MOVEMENT...At 325 PM EST, a band of heavy snow was
across the city of Buffalo, extending northeast across Cheektowaga,
Williamsville, Clarence Center, and Akron. The band is expected to
remain nearly stationary through sunset.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... Buffalo, Cheektowaga, West Seneca,
North Tonawanda, Clarence, Lackawanna, Kenmore, Depew, Tonawanda,
Amherst, Lancaster, Medina, Williamsville, Grand Island, Pendleton,
Pembroke, Akron, Erie Basin Marina, Small Boat Harbor and Blasdell.

This includes Interstate 90 between exits 48A and 55.

SAFETY INFO...
Travel is impossible in this area, with blizzard conditions.
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14 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

What makes this especially dangerous is all the power outages.  If you don't have a generator and you try to get to somewhere warm, there's a real possibility of getting stuck.

And to add to this how about the frozen pipes no power no heat equals frozen pipes 

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Northern Erie-

Including the city of Buffalo

608 PM EST Fri Dec 23 2022

 

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SUNDAY...

...LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST SATURDAY...

 

.TONIGHT...Lake effect snow and blowing snow. Snow may be heavy at

times. Additional accumulation 2 to 3 feet. Strong winds and cold

with lows ranging from zero to 5 above inland to 10 to 15 along the

Lake Erie shore. Southwest winds 35 to 50 mph with gusts up to

75 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Wind chill values as low as

25 below.

.SATURDAY...Lake effect snow and blowing snow. Snow may be heavy at

times. Additional accumulation 1 to 2 feet in the most persistent

snows. Strong winds and much colder with highs 10 to 15. Southwest

winds 35 to 50 mph with gusts up to 60 mph, diminishing to 30 to 40

mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Wind chill values as low as 20

below.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Lake effect snow and blowing snow. Snow may be

heavy at times. Additional accumulation 9 to 18 inches in the most

persistent snows. Very windy with lows 10 to 15. Southwest winds

25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, becoming west 20 to 30 mph.

Chance of snow near 100 percent.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow

showers and blowing snow. Windy, cold with highs in the mid 20s.

West winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Blowing snow in the evening. A chance of snow

showers in the evening, then lake effect snow overnight. Snow may be

heavy at times overnight. Lows 10 to 15. West winds 10 to 20 mph

with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

.MONDAY...Lake effect snow. Snow may be heavy at times. Highs in the

lower 20s. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Lake effect snow. Lows 10 to 15. Chance of snow

90 percent.

.TUESDAY...Lake effect snow showers likely. Highs in the mid 20s.

Chance of snow 70 percent.

 

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