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Statement from the National Weather Service at Buffalo:

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS: HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN ERIE AND GENESEE COUNTIES. THERE REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW FAR NORTH THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL EXTEND. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL MOVE NORTH TOWARDS THE BUFFALO METRO AREA AND BATAVIA AT TIMES.

* TIMING: LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS: SNOW ACCUMULATIONS MAY EXCEED ONE FOOT IN AREAS WHERE LAKE EFFECT SNOW PERSISTS THE LONGEST.

* WINDS: WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH MAY PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* VISIBILITIES: VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN VERY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS: HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MAY PRODUCE VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS WITH SNOW COVERED ROADS AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THAT SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER IS POSSIBLE IN LOCALIZED AREAS WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS
 

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