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Winter weather advisory issued for Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – There are a lot of frosted windows in Orleans County today. I took this picture this morning looking out one of the windows in my house in Albion. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through Saturday at 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Orleans County and Western New York through 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be blowing snow with visibility as low as a quarter-mile at times.

The advisory begins at 2 p.m. today for Orleans, and the following counties: Wyoming, Genesee, Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

Southwest winds are expected to reach 20 to 30 miles per hour Friday afternoon with gusts to 45 mph possible. As much as 2 to 4 inches of snow is possible through Saturday, the Weather Service said.

The temperature is forecast to peak at 16 degrees today and reach a high of 25 on Saturday. It will drop to 4 degrees on Saturday night.