wagswoofs – The National Weather Service has alerted the public to upcoming winter weather challenges, including a winter storm warning specifically for Chautauqua County. This warning, effective from the evening of December 18 until the morning of December 19, forecasts significant snowfall of 7 to 10 inches in the higher regions of the Chautauqua Ridge, along with wind gusts that could reach up to 30 mph. In contrast, areas near the lake shore are likely to see a lighter snowfall, estimated between 2 to 4 inches.
A Winter Weather Advisory is currently active for several areas in Western New York, including Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, and Genesee counties. This advisory is in place from the evening of Monday until the morning of Tuesday, with an anticipated snowfall of 2 to 4 inches. McKean county is also under a similar advisory, starting from Monday afternoon and continuing until Tuesday morning, expecting the same range of snow accumulation
A Winter Weather Advisory is active from 5 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday for Southern Erie, Wyoming, and Cattaraugus counties. In these regions, up to 5 inches of snow is expected, along with wind gusts reaching 30 mph.
Motorists should prepare for snow-covered and slippery roads, particularly in southern areas during Monday evening’s commute and in most areas for Tuesday morning’s commute.