Alerts

High Wind Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Orleans
  • Niagara
  • Wyoming
  • Genesee
  • Northern Erie

High Wind Warning Remains In Effect From 1 Pm This Afternoon
To 4 Am Est Tuesday
- Locations Niagara Orleans Genesee Monroe Wyoming And
Northern Erie Counties.
- Timing Early This Afternoon Through Late Tonight.
- Winds Southwest 25 To 35 Mph With Gusts Up To 60 Mph.
- Impacts Winds Of This Magnitude Could Bring Down Some Trees
And Power Lines Resulting In Scattered Power Outages. Due To
The Recent Melting Of The Past Weeks Heavy Snow An
Unfrozen Saturated Ground Will Make It Easier For Some
Trees To Be Toppled Especially Shallow Rooted Pines. These
Winds Will Also Make Difficult Travel For High Profile
Vehicles. In Addition Holiday Decorations Could Be Damaged
And Other Loose Outdoor Items Such As Trash Cans Could Be
Blown Away.
Power Outages Could Also Exacerbate Flooding Concerns For Those
With Flooded Basements As Sump Pumps Would Not Work Without An
Emergency Generator Power Supply.

High Wind Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Chautauqua
  • Southern Erie
  • Southern Erie
  • Chautauqua

Wind Advisory Remains In Effect Until 1 Pm Est This
Afternoon
High Wind Warning Remains In Effect From 1 Pm This Afternoon
To 4 Am Est Tuesday
- Locations Chautauqua And Southern Erie County. Strongest Winds
This Morning Will Be Near The Lake Erie Shoreline. High Winds
Will Become More Widespread This Afternoon.

- Timing Winds Increasing And Becoming More Widespread This
Afternoon Then Tapering Off Late Tonight.
- Winds Southwest 20 To 30 Mph With Gusts Up To 60 Mph.
- Impacts Winds Of This Magnitude Could Bring Down Some Trees
And Power Lines Resulting In Scattered Power Outages. Due To
The Recent Melting Of The Past Weeks Heavy Snow An
Unfrozen Saturated Ground Will Make It Easier For Some
Trees To Be Toppled Over Especially Shallow Rooted Pines.
These Winds Would Also Make Difficult Travel For High Profile
Vehicles. In Addition Holiday Decorations Could Be Damaged
And Other Loose Outdoor Items Such As Trash Cans Could Be
Blown Away.
Power Outages Could Also Exacerbate Flooding Concerns For Those
With Flooded Basements As Sump Pumps Would Not Work Without An
Emergency Generator Power Supply.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Genesee

Flood Warning Extended Until Wednesday Morning
The Flood Warning Continues For
The Ellicott Creek Near Williamsville
- From Tuesday Morning To Wednesday Morning.
- At 11 Am Monday The Stage Was 3.6 Feet And Rising.
- Flood Stage Is 8.0 Feet.
- Minor Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast The River Is Expected To Rise Above Flood Stage Late
Tuesday Morning And Crest Near 6.7 Feet This Evening.
- Impact At 10.0 Feet Moderate Flood, Extensive Flooding In
Ellicott Creek Park And Minor Flooding In Surrounding Neighborhoods
In Tonawanda. Ub Bike Path Flooded And Closed. Aero Drive, Holtz To
Transit Roads In Cheektowaga Closed. Flooding Around Bowmansville
Fire Hall. Areas East Of North Forest From Maple To French Roads
Subject To Sewer Backups.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Erie

Flood Warning Extended Until Tuesday Morning
The Flood Warning Continues For
The Cazenovia Creek Near Ebenezer
- Until Tuesday Morning.
- At 11 Am Monday The Stage Was 9.3 Feet And Rising.
- Flood Stage Is 10.0 Feet.
- Minor Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast The River Is Expected To Rise Above Flood Stage This
Afternoon And Crest Near 10.9 Feet This Evening.
- Impact At 10.0 Feet Flood Stage, Minor Flooding Can Be Expected
In Low Lying Areas East Of Orchard Park Road And South Of Ridge
Road In West Seneca. Some Inundation Of Cazenovia Park In South
Buffalo.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Wyoming

The Flood Warning Continues For
The Buffalo Creek Near Gardenville
- Until Late Tonight.
- At 11 Am Monday The Stage Was 6.4 Feet And Rising.
- Flood Stage Is 7.0 Feet.
- Minor Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast The River Is Expected To Rise Above Flood Stage This
Evening And Crest Near 7.1 Feet This Evening.
- Impact At 7.0 Feet Flood Stage, Minor Flooding Is Possible Along
The Low Lying Areas Next To Buffalo Creek, Especially Around The
Farm Fields Downstream From Union Road.

Areal Flood Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Wyoming
  • Genesee
  • Cattaraugus
  • Chautauqua
  • Erie

The Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 415 Pm Est For Erie
Northern Chautauqua Wyoming Southern Genesee And Northwestern
Cattaraugus Counties
Temperatures Will Warm Into The Lower To Mid 60s Through This
Afternoon. While Rainfall Over The Past 24 Hours Has Only Amounted
To Less Than A Quarter Across The Areas That Received The Heaviest
Snowfall Over The Last Week There Remains A Considerable Amount Of
Water Locked Up In The Remaining Snowpack And The Rate Of Snow Melt
Will Intensify With The Rising Temperatures So That Significant
Melting Of The Water Laden Snow Pack Will Lead To Areas Of Flooding.
Meanwhile The Potential For Ice Jam Flooding Has Likely Ended.
Residents Near Creeks Are Urged To Take Precautions To Prepare For
Possible Flooding Now Including Moving Items From Basements.
Since Many Storm Drains Are Snow Clogged Many Urban Areas Will
Likely Experience Flooding With Several Feet Of Water Possibly
Accumulating On Some Stretches Of Road. Some Residential Basements
Will Flood. The Threat For Structural Failure Will Increase Through
This Afternoon.
In Addition Wind Speeds Will Continue To Increase This Afternoon
And Tonight. These Winds Will Bring Down Some Trees And Power
Lines Possibly Causing Scattered Power Outages. This Will Also
Cause Sump Pumps To Fail.
A Flood Warning Means That Flooding Is Imminent Or Has Been Reported.
Stream Rises Will Be Slow And Flash Flooding Is Not Expected.
However All Interested Parties Should Take Necessary Precautions
Immediately.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Excessive Runoff From Heavy Rainfall Will Cause Elevated Levels On
Small Creeks And Streams And Ponding Of Water In Urban Areas
Highways Streets And Underpasses As Well As Other Poor Drainage
Areas And Low Lying Spots.
Do Not Drive Your Vehicle Into Areas Where The Water Covers The
Roadway. The Water Depth May Be Too Great To Allow Your Car To Cross
Safely. Move To Higher Ground.

Wind Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • McKean
  • Potter

Wind Advisory Remains In Effect From Noon Today To 4 Am Est
Tuesday
- Locations The Northwest Mountains And Laurel Highlands Of
Pennsylvania.
- Winds South 20 To 25 Mph With Gusts Up To 50 Mph Becoming
Southwest At Similar Speeds Late Monday Afternoon And Monday
Night As A Strong Cold Front Pushes East Across The Region.
- Impacts Downed Tree Limbs And Possible Isolated Power
Outages.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Wind Advisory Means That Sustained Winds Of 31 To 39 Mph Or
Gusts Of 46 And 57 Mph Are Expected.
Motorists In High Profile Vehicles Should Use Caution And
Consider Avoiding Areas Exposed To Strong Cross-winds. Secure
Loose Outdoor Objects That May Be Blown Away If Not Stored Or
Tied Down.
For The Latest Weather Information Go To
Weather.gov/statecollege Or Monitor Noaa Weather Radio.

Wind Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Allegany
  • Cattaraugus

Wind Advisory Remains In Effect From 1 Pm This Afternoon To
4 Am Est Tuesday
- Locations Wayne Livingston Ontario Cattaraugus
Allegany And Northern Cayuga Counties.
- Timing Early This Afternoon Through Late Tonight.
- Winds Southwest 20 To 30 Mph With Gusts Up To 50 Mph.
- Impacts Winds Of This Magnitude Could Bring Down Some Tree
Limbs And Possibly Some Power Lines Resulting In Scattered
Power Outages. These Winds Could Also Make Difficult Travel For
High Profile Vehicles. In Addition Holiday Decorations Could
Be Damaged And Other Loose Outdoor Items Such As Trash Cans
Could Be Blown Away.

Lakeshore Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Northern Erie
  • Chautauqua
  • Southern Erie

Lakeshore Flood Watch Remains In Effect From 4 Pm Est This
Afternoon Through Late Tuesday Night
- Locations Lake Erie Shore Of Chautauqua And Erie Counties.
- Lake Shore Flooding Strong Southwest Winds Will Cause Lake
Erie Water Levels To Rise Sharply Late Monday Afternoon
Through Tuesday Night. Water Levels May Rise To Near The Flood
Stage Of 8 Feet Above Low Water Datum.
- Timing Late This Afternoon Through Overnight Tuesday Night.
- Impacts Sharp Water Level Rises May Result In Flooding Along
The Lakeshore Mainly In Lower Areas Along The Shore And In
Bays And Harbors As Well As The Shores And Marinas Of The
Buffalo River And Upper Niagara River.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
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.