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Emergencies & Closings

 

Issued on Friday, May 15 by the National Weather Service

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS THIS AFTERNOON...

AT 2:00 PM EDT, A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WAS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE WESTERN SOUTHERN TIER, BOSTON HILLS, AND INTO THE MID-GENESEE VALLEY. THESE STORMS WILL EXPAND CONSIDERABLY DURING THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO. THESE STORMS WILL PRODUCE HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND FREQUENT LIGHTING. A QUICK INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE, WHICH MAY RESULT IN PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS. IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE THAT THESE STORMS WILL BECOME SEVERE, WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...DUNKIRK, FREDONIA, GENESEO, LETCHWORTH STATE PARK, EVANS, BOSTON, EDEN, SPRINGVILLE, PERRY, WARSAW, COLDEN, WESTFIELD, MOUNT MORRIS, GOWANDA, SILVER CREEK, ASHFORD, ANGOLA, ARCADE, FRANKLINVILLE AND MAYVILLE. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS... INTERSTATE 390 BETWEEN EXITS 6 AND 7. INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN EXITS 61 AND 57A. INTERSTATE 86 BETWEEN EXITS 4 AND 7. FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE. THESE STORMS MAY INTENSIFY, SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO STATIONS AND AVAILABLE TELEVISION STATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.