Weekend storm could bring foot of snow, life threatening wind chills

Staff Reports Posted 13 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Peggy Barringer  – Peggy Barringer took this photo on Tuesday of a swan at Point Breeze.

Another storm will barrel into Western New York this weekend with 6 to 12 inches of snow forecast for Orleans, Niagara, Monroe, Wayne, northern Cayuga and Oswego counties.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for those counties from 7 a.m. Saturday until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The snow, combined with 20 to 30 mile per hour winds, will make for visibility at zero at times. “Be prepared to encounter whiteout conditions,” the Weather Service said.

In addition, the wind chill could fall to 35 below.

“The combination of extremely cold air and strong winds will create dangerously and possibly life threatening wind chill values,” the Weather Service said.