ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 9:45 A.M. EST WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2014
The intense snow squall affecting western New York near Buffalo is lifting northwards and is expected to affect the above regions this morning. Snowfall accumulation of 10 to 15 cm is possible along with reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Higher amounts are likely near the lake with 25 cm possible. The snow squall threat will end by this afternoon.
Snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably, changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/ Snow Squall Warnings are issued when bands of snow form that produce intense accumulating snow or nea r zero visibilities. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet with the hashtag #ONStorm.