Weather Alerts for NIAGARA

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Warning  WINTER STORM WARNING   Winter Storm Warning
NIAGARA

Areas Affected:
Genesee - Niagara - Northern Erie - Orleans
Effective: Thu, 2/27 3:09am Updated: Thu, 2/27 3:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 2/27 1:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 4 PM EST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning through 1 PM this afternoon,
moderate to heavy snow with additional snow accumulations of 3
to 6 inches. For the Winter Weather Advisory from 1 PM this
afternoon through 4 PM Friday, snow expected with additional snow
accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph
will result in blowing and drifting snow with greatly reduced
visibility from Thursday morning through Friday.
* WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, and Genesee counties.
* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 1 PM EST this
afternoon. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 1 PM this
afternoon to 4 PM EST Friday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult at times with snow
covered roads. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce
visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and
evening commutes today and Friday. Strong winds could cause
some tree damage and result in isolated power outages.

Information:
Widespread accumulating snow will create dangerous travel
conditions.
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

Gale Warning  GALE WARNING   Gale Warning
NIAGARA

Areas Affected:
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach NY
Effective: Fri, 2/28 1:00am Updated: Thu, 2/27 3:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 2/28 1:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS
MORNING...
...STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM
EST FRIDAY...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...For the Storm Warning, west winds to 45 knots with
frequent storm force gusts to 50 knots and waves 13 to 17 feet
expected. For the Gale Warning, west winds to 40 knots and waves
10 to 13 feet expected. For the Small Craft Advisory, west
winds to 30 knots and waves 5 to 8 feet.
* WHERE...The nearshore waters of Lake Ontario from the Niagara
River to Hamlin Beach.
* WHEN...For the Storm Warning, from 7 AM this morning to 1 AM
EST Friday. For the Gale Warning, from 1 AM to 1 PM EST
Friday. For the Small Craft Advisory, until 7 AM EST this
morning.
* IMPACTS...Very strong winds will cause hazardous waves which
could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

Information:
Mariners should remain in port, alter course, and/or secure the
vessel for severe conditions.

Storm Warning  STORM WARNING   Storm Warning
NIAGARA

Areas Affected:
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach NY
Effective: Thu, 2/27 7:00am Updated: Thu, 2/27 3:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 2/28 1:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS
MORNING...
...STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM
EST FRIDAY...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...For the Storm Warning, west winds to 45 knots with
frequent storm force gusts to 50 knots and waves 13 to 17 feet
expected. For the Gale Warning, west winds to 40 knots and waves
10 to 13 feet expected. For the Small Craft Advisory, west
winds to 30 knots and waves 5 to 8 feet.
* WHERE...The nearshore waters of Lake Ontario from the Niagara
River to Hamlin Beach.
* WHEN...For the Storm Warning, from 7 AM this morning to 1 AM
EST Friday. For the Gale Warning, from 1 AM to 1 PM EST
Friday. For the Small Craft Advisory, until 7 AM EST this
morning.
* IMPACTS...Very strong winds will cause hazardous waves which
could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

Information:
Mariners should remain in port, alter course, and/or secure the
vessel for severe conditions.

Small Craft Advisory  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY   Small Craft Advisory
NIAGARA

Areas Affected:
Lower Niagara River
Effective: Thu, 2/27 3:25am Updated: Thu, 2/27 3:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 2/28 10:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST
FRIDAY...
* WHAT...West winds to 30 knots.
* WHERE...The Lower Niagara River.
* WHEN...Until 10 PM EST Friday.
* IMPACTS...Winds and/or waves will cause hazardous conditions
that could capsize or damage small craft.

Information:
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

Small Craft Advisory  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY   Small Craft Advisory
NIAGARA

Areas Affected:
Niagara River to Hamlin Beach NY
Effective: Thu, 2/27 3:25am Updated: Thu, 2/27 3:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 2/27 7:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS
MORNING...
...STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM
EST FRIDAY...
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...For the Storm Warning, west winds to 45 knots with
frequent storm force gusts to 50 knots and waves 13 to 17 feet
expected. For the Gale Warning, west winds to 40 knots and waves
10 to 13 feet expected. For the Small Craft Advisory, west
winds to 30 knots and waves 5 to 8 feet.
* WHERE...The nearshore waters of Lake Ontario from the Niagara
River to Hamlin Beach.
* WHEN...For the Storm Warning, from 7 AM this morning to 1 AM
EST Friday. For the Gale Warning, from 1 AM to 1 PM EST
Friday. For the Small Craft Advisory, until 7 AM EST this
morning.
* IMPACTS...Very strong winds will cause hazardous waves which
could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

Information:
Mariners should remain in port, alter course, and/or secure the
vessel for severe conditions.

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
NIAGARA

Areas Affected:
Genesee - Niagara - Northern Erie - Orleans
Effective: Thu, 2/27 1:00pm Updated: Thu, 2/27 3:35am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 2/28 4:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 4 PM EST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning through 1 PM this afternoon,
moderate to heavy snow with additional snow accumulations of 3
to 6 inches. For the Winter Weather Advisory from 1 PM this
afternoon through 4 PM Friday, snow expected with additional snow
accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph
will result in blowing and drifting snow with greatly reduced
visibility from Thursday morning through Friday.
* WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, and Genesee counties.
* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 1 PM EST this
afternoon. For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 1 PM this
afternoon to 4 PM EST Friday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult at times with snow
covered roads. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce
visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and
evening commutes today and Friday. Strong winds could cause
some tree damage and result in isolated power outages.

Information:
Widespread accumulating snow will create dangerous travel
conditions.
Submit snow reports through our website or social media.

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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