Hazardous Weather Warning, Flooding Is Possible This Weekend In WNY
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook warning for Buffalo and Western New York this weekend.
Snow Totals: How Much Snow Did WNY Get?
Buffalo and WNY were pummeled with snow during the historic lake effect snowstorm. The National Weather Service Eastern Region provided updated totals as of 1 pm yesterday, Sunday, November 21, 2022,
Orchard Park NY 80"
Athol Springs NY 76"
Hamburg NY 73.7"
Natural Bridge NY 72.3"
Watertown NY 61"
Fort Drum NY 54"
East Aurora 51.3"
West Seneca NY 49"
Copenhagen NY 40"
Buffalo Airport NY 36.7"
Star Lake NY 35"
National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Outlook Warning For Buffalo-Area
On Thursday, November 24, 2022, at 5:26 am, the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather 0utlook for portions of WNY. The potential for flooding due to snowmelt affects the counties of Northern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Southern Erie. The warning is in effect for tomorrow, Friday, November 25, through Wednesday, November 30.
Above normal temperatures through the weekend will bring a gradual increase in runoff due to snowmelt in areas which received heavy lake effect snow last weekend. Periods of Sunday and Sunday night will increase runoff, potentially causing minor flooding of small streams and creeks, as well as urban areas with poor drainage in areas which got the most snowfall. The greatest risk for minor flooding will be on Buffalo area creeks Sunday through Sunday night.
Snowstorm Damage Your Home? New York State Is Making It Easier To File Claims
If your home sustained damage due to the recent lake effect snowstorm in Buffalo and Western New York, New York State is making it earlier to file a claim. Governor Kathy Hochul has instructed the Department of Financial Services to give Temporary Adjuster Permits to qualified out-of-state independent insurance adjusters to help expedite insurance claims. This move will increase the number of adjusters available to residents hardest hit by the lake effect snowstorm, so they can get paid out quicker.