Weather Alerts for Chautauqua

Issued by the National Weather Service

Lakeshore Flood Warning  LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING   Lakeshore Flood Warning
CHAUTAUQUA

Areas Affected:
Chautauqua - Niagara - Northern Erie - Southern Erie
Effective: Sun, 2/24 7:00am Updated: Fri, 2/22 3:24pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 2/25 4:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY...
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Lakeshore
Flood Warning, which is in effect from 7 AM Sunday to 4 AM EST
Monday.
* LOCATIONS...Lake Erie shore in Erie and Chautauqua counties
and the Upper Niagara River in Erie and Niagara counties.
* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...Powerful southwest winds will gust up to
75 mph from Sunday morning through late Sunday night. Winds of
this magnitude will result in significant water rises and ice
movement on the eastern end of Lake Erie.
* TIMING...From 7 AM Sunday to 4 AM EST Monday.
* IMPACTS...Lakeshore flooding is possible along the Lake Erie
shoreline, including the Buffalo Harbor and waterfront from the
expected seiche. Ice in the eastern basin of Lake Erie will get
pushed onto shoreline areas along Lake Erie, including the
Buffalo Harbor. In addition, ice will get pushed across the ice
boom and into the Upper Niagara River resulting in damage along
the Upper Niagara River shoreline.

Information:
A Lakeshore Flood Warning means lakeshore flooding is occurring,
is imminent, or is expected to occur. People in the warning area
should take immediate action to protect life and property. Listen
to local radio...television...or NOAA Weather Radio for further
information.

High Wind Warning  HIGH WIND WARNING   High Wind Warning
CHAUTAUQUA

Areas Affected:
Chautauqua - Genesee - Monroe - Niagara - Northern Erie - Orleans - Southern Erie
Effective: Sun, 2/24 7:00am Updated: Fri, 2/22 3:24pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 2/25 10:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM
EST MONDAY...
* LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Jefferson, Erie,
Genesee, and Chautauqua counties.
* TIMING...From early Sunday morning through early Monday
morning.
* WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph.
* IMPACTS...Strong wind gusts will bring down numerous trees and
power lines and result in widespread power outages. Power may
be out for several days in some areas. Shallow rooted pines
will be particularly vulnerable. Property damage is also
possible, especially to roofs and siding. Buildings under
construction and old deteriorating buildings may be damaged
significantly. Travel in high profile vehicles will be very
difficult at times, and empty tractor trailers may be in
danger of being blown off the road.

Information:
High winds of 58 mph or greater will make driving difficult and
could result in property damage, including downed trees and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Home owners should
secure loose objects.