Southern Erie Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Lake Effect Snow Warning
Issued: 12:28 PM EST Dec. 12, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until midnight EST
Wednesday night...

* what... heavy lake effect snow occurring. Travel will be very
difficult to impossible. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3
inches through this evening. Expect another 5 to 10 inches
tonight and an additional 2 to 4 inches through the day
Wednesday. Isolated higher amounts will be possible in the
typically favored locations.

* Where... southern Erie and Crawford counties.

* When... scattered snow showers into early this evening before
intense lake-effect bands develop tonight and continue through
Wednesday.

* Additional details... be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times with blowing and drifting snow. Wind gusts
to 30 mph are expected today with winds slowly diminishing
overnight. Wind chills will fall to near zero degrees or a
little below zero by Wednesday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A lake effect snow warning means significant amounts of lake
effect snow are forecast that will make travel very hazardous or
impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest
Road conditions can be obtained from the Department of
Transportation web site.