Wind chill advisory and winter storm watch in effect for Orleans, WNY

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 January 2022 at 8:48 am

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Orleans County and Western New York from 6 p.m. today until 1 p.m. on Saturday, and then a winter storm watch from 6 p.m. Sunday through 6 p.m. on Monday.

Very cold wind chills are expected, as low as 20 below zero. Today has started with a high of 28 but is forecast to fall to 2 degrees overnight.

Saturday will be a high of 10 and will drop to 1 degree overnight, the National Weather Service said.

Sunday is forecast to be sunny with a high of 24, before the snow starts on Sunday night with 9 inches or more of snow possible through Monday.

“Travel could be very difficult to impossible,” the Weather Service said. “The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.”