Winter Storm Watch
Statement as of 9:42 PM EST on December 20, 2013
... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Sunday morning...
* locations... Niagara Frontier east to the Rochester Metro area.
* Timing... late Saturday afternoon through late Sunday morning.
* Hazards... freezing rain.
* Accumulations... ice potentially accumulating up to one third of
* Impacts... ice accumulations may cause damage to trees and power
lines and cause power outages. Untreated surfaces will become
ice covered making travel extremely hazardous.
* Forecaster confidence... medium. There still remains uncertainty
with respect to surface temperatures Saturday night. A degree
or two warmer or colder will greatly vary the impacts of this
A Winter Storm Watch means that heavy snow and/or ice
accumulations are possible. If you are within the watch area...
remain alert to rapidly changing weather 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.
Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 9:43 PM EST on December 20, 2013
... Flood Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon through
The Flood Watch continues for
* portions of central and western New York... including the
following counties... in central New York... Jefferson... Lewis...
northern Cayuga and Oswego. In western New York... Allegany...
Cattaraugus... Chautauqua... Genesee... Livingston... Monroe...
Niagara... northern Erie... Ontario... Orleans... southern Erie...
Wayne and Wyoming.
* From Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.
* Heavy rain along with snow melt will result in excessive
runoff and significant rises on area rivers and creeks. Some
ice on the Buffalo area creeks may also produce a risk of ice
* Localized flooding of area creeks and streams and poorly
drained areas will be possible.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be
alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to
flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding
develop. Stay tuned to weather radio or other radio and TV
stations for further details or updates
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