Weather Alerts for NIAGARA

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Wind Warning  HIGH WIND WARNING   High Wind Warning
NIAGARA

Areas Affected:
Chautauqua - Genesee - Monroe - Niagara - Northern Erie - Orleans - Southern Erie
Effective: Sun, 2/24 7:00am Updated: Fri, 2/22 8:10am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 2/25 10:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST
MONDAY...
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 7 AM Sunday to 10 AM EST Monday.
The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.
* LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Jefferson, Erie,
Genesee, and Chautauqua counties.
* TIMING...From early Sunday morning through early Monday
morning.
* WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph.
* IMPACTS...Strong wind gusts will bring down numerous trees and
power lines and result in widespread power outages. Power may
be out for several days in some areas. Shallow rooted pines
will be particularly vulnerable. Property damage is also
possible, especially to roofs and siding. Buildings under
construction and old deteriorating buildings may be damaged
significantly. Travel in high profile vehicles will be very
difficult at times, and empty tractor trailers may be in
danger of being blown off the road.

Information:
High winds of 58 mph or greater will make driving difficult and
could result in property damage, including downed trees and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Home owners should
secure loose objects.

Lakeshore Flood Watch  LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH   Lakeshore Flood Watch
NIAGARA

Areas Affected:
Chautauqua - Niagara - Northern Erie - Southern Erie
Effective: Sun, 2/24 7:00am Updated: Fri, 2/22 8:10am Urgency: Future
Expires: Mon, 2/25 4:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...
* LOCATIONS...Lake Erie shore in Erie and Chautauqua counties
and the Upper Niagara River in Erie and Niagara counties.
* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...Powerful southwest winds may gust up to
75 mph from Sunday morning through late Sunday night. Winds of
this magnitude will result in significant water rises and ice
movement on the eastern end of Lake Erie.
* TIMING...From Sunday morning through late Sunday night.
* IMPACTS...Lakeshore flooding is possible along the lake Erie
shoreline, including the Buffalo Harbor and Waterfront from
the expected seiche. Ice in the eastern basin of Lake Erie may
get pushed onto shoreline areas along Lake Erie, including the
Buffalo Harbor. In addition, ice may get pushed across the ice
boom and into the Upper Niagara River, resulting in damage
along the Upper Niagara River shoreline.

Information:
A Lakeshore Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for
lakeshore flooding are expected to develop. Residents on or near
the shore should take action to protect property...and listen for
later statements or warnings.

MEANINGS OF NOAA WEATHER INFO RELEASES:

A statement generally provides additional or follow up information to an existing weather condition.

An advisory is for less serious conditions that cause significant inconvenience and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, locations, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide advance notice of possible inclement weather.

A warning is used for conditions posing an immediate threat to life or property. Depending on the type of warning, you should take immediate, appropriate action.

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