Emergencies & Closings
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 2 p.m. by the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center for the New York counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning from 9:27 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. for Chautauqua County. At 9:26 a.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 20 miles northwest of North East to near Edinboro, Pa., moving east at 55 mph. Hazard...60 mph wind gusts and nickel size hail. Expect damage to roofs, siding and trees. Locations impacted include Jamestown, Dunkirk, Fredonia, Westfield, Lakewood, Falconer, Mayville, Clymer, Long Point State Park, Findlay Lake, and Chautauqua Lake. This includes Interstate 90 between exits 61 and 59, and Interstate 86 between Exits 4 and 13. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.
Here are some helpful tips to ensure you stay safe and are prepared to drive home in the winter weather.