• Erie Co. Blotter.

Blizzard Warning Issued.


DESCRIPTION: BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM THURSDAY... A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM THURSDAY... A WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 PM THURSDAY.

WHAT... Blizzard conditions and dangerously cold wind chills. Heavy lake effect snow expected. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. Wind chills as low as 25 below zero.

WHERE... Northern Erie county.

WHEN... For the Blizzard Warning, until 1 AM EST Thursday. For the first Winter Storm Warning, from 1 AM to 7 PM EST Thursday. For the Wind Chill Warning, until 6 PM EST Thursday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS: Strong winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow, frequently reducing visibilities to zero. Travel is strongly discouraged. This is a potentially dangerous situation to be outdoors. If you must be outside, be sure to cover all exposed skin. Frostbite can occur in 15 minutes or less with apparent temperatures of 25 below zero or colder.

Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York)

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