Winter Weather Advisory in Orleans from Friday evening through Sunday morning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 November 2022 at 2:45 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Orleans County from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. on Sunday with about 4 to 7 inches of snow expected and winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour.

“Periods of snow will result in snow-covered roads and limited visibilities,” the Weather Service said. “Slow down and use caution while driving.”

Other parts of Western New York will see more snow, including Buffalo, which is forecast for 3 to 4 feet. Batavia and Lockport could get at least a foot.

Gov. Kathy Hochul has issued a State of Emergency for 11 counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Niagara, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wyoming.

That list also expands to contiguous counties, which includes Orleans.

The significant snowfall could cause hazardous travel conditions and local power outages. Lightning and thunder may also occur in the heavier, more intense bands.

Hochul is urging New Yorkers to stay alert and avoid unnecessary travel this evening through Friday, particularly in the Buffalo and Watertown areas.