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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Potential Dangerous Ice Storm For WNY And Flooding

Potential Dangerous Ice Storm and Flooding From Saturday, April 14 to Sunday, April 15, Freezing Rain for the Niagara Frontier area. We are looking at the possibility of a major ice storm Saturday Afternoon into Early Sunday Morning before changing to all rain Sunday Afternoon. Wide spread power outages are possible for much of this area. I expect a good amount of ice, anywhere from trace south of Buffalo Orchard Park to half inch for Tonawanda to Southern Niagara Falls to Lockport to Amherst. This area can get as much as an inch of solid ice. Winds will be from the East at 20 to 30 MPH gusts to near 40 MPH. This East Wind isn't good wind direction for trees as their root system isn't made for this direction, and the commendation of ice accumulations are sure concern for power outages. Places where I am most concern with power outages are Kenmore, Tonawanda, Amherst, Wheatfield, Grand Island, North Tonawanda areas. The video is a bit of a drag but I explain what is headed our direction. Followed by the ice, we are looking for a warm up. This warm up changes the rain fall to all rain on Sunday by mid-morning to afternoon. There is a potential for 2 inches plus of rain fall. This may pose a flood risk for areas streams and creeks where flood prone areas such West Senaca and Amherst. Turn Around Don't drown if you see a flooded road way. Report the flooded road to emergency officials. Also the heavy rains and flooding can be particular dangerous with the downed power lines and may also have issues with not seeing a flooded road especially in Amherst area. Stay tuned to your local TV and NWS Weather Radio. You can find more detailed weather from

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