Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 54 kts.
State NEW YORK
County/Area ORLEANS
WFO BUF
Report Source Mesonet
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-01-30 06:44:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2008-01-30 18:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 150.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A powerful cold front crosses western New York and was followed by very strong west to southwest winds. Sustained winds increased to 30 to 45 mph with gusts measured to 80 mph at the peak of the storm. Trees and power lines were downed by the strong winds. Utility companies reported close to 100,000 customers without power in locations scattered throughout region. Several homes and automobiles were damaged by falling trees and limbs. On Grand Island, the roof a manufacturing company sustained significant damage. The Buffalo Airport was closed between 8:30 a.m. and noon with over half of its scheduled flights canceled for the day. In downtown Buffalo, a building from the 1850s that had been damaged in an earlier January windstorm, sustained further damage and was deemed unsafe and to be demolished. The New York State Thruway was closed from Henrietta to Depew because of blowing snow and whiteout conditions. Two tractor trailers were blown over on the Thruway. In Irondequoit, the steeple of a church was blown down.
Event Narrative


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 2.175M 0.00K
NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 03:48 EST-5 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 04:00 EST-5 High Wind 61 kts. MG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
CATTARAUGUS (ZONE) CATTARAUGUS (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 04:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
NIAGARA (ZONE) NIAGARA (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 04:03 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 05:44 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
WYOMING (ZONE) WYOMING (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 06:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 06:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GENESEE (ZONE) GENESEE (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 06:00 EST-5 High Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 06:44 EST-5 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
ALLEGANY (ZONE) ALLEGANY (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 07:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 08:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
WAYNE (ZONE) WAYNE (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 09:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN CAYUGA (ZONE) NORTHERN CAYUGA (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 09:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 09:28 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
ONTARIO (ZONE) ONTARIO (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 10:18 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
OSWEGO (ZONE) OSWEGO (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 11:53 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
LEWIS (ZONE) LEWIS (ZONE) NY 01/30/2008 13:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.175M 0.00K