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Event Winter Storm
State NEW YORK
County/Area ORLEANS
WFO BUF
Begin Date 12/19/2008 08:00:00 EST-5
End Date 12/19/2008 22:00:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Low pressure moved out of the central Plains and moved across Pennsylvania. The low brought an eight to twelve inch blanket of snow to the entire region on the 19th. Across the western southern tier, snowfall amounts were slightly lower however, the snow mixed with freezing rain and sleet across that area. Some of the highest snowfall amounts included: 16 inches at Fairport; 15 inches at Youngstown; 14 inches at LaSalle; 13 inches at Medina; 12 inches at Getzville, Lockport, and North Tonawanda; 11 inches at Montezuma, Charlotte, Perinton, and Warsaw; 10 inches at Kenmore, Buffalo, Stafford, Pavilion, Lowville, Harrisville, Rochester, Niagara Falls, Wilson, Oswego, Walworth and Akron; 9 inches at West Seneca, Black River, Calcium, Hooker, Gorham, Phelps, and Palmyra. Innumerable automobile accidents were reported throughout the region as the roads became hard to navigate in the heavy snow and reduced visibilities. Schools shut down across the region and many municipalities suggested avoiding unnecessary travel if possible.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 340.00K 0.00K
CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 06:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CATTARAUGUS (ZONE) CATTARAUGUS (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 06:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ALLEGANY (ZONE) ALLEGANY (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 06:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WAYNE (ZONE) WAYNE (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
NIAGARA (ZONE) NIAGARA (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN CAYUGA (ZONE) NORTHERN CAYUGA (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
OSWEGO (ZONE) OSWEGO (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
GENESEE (ZONE) GENESEE (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WYOMING (ZONE) WYOMING (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ONTARIO (ZONE) ONTARIO (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 08:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 10:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LEWIS (ZONE) LEWIS (ZONE) NY 12/19/2008 10:00 EST-5 Winter Storm 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 340.00K 0.00K