Here’s the snow we were waiting for!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
337 PM EST MON NOV 30 2009

FIRST ORGANIZED LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENT OF THE SEASON EXPECTED
TONIGHT
.A POTENT BUT FAST MOVING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS
SOUTHERN ONTARIO LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. A COLD
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW AHEAD OF THIS FEATURE WILL GENERATE A BAND OF
MODERATE TO POTENTIALLY HEAVY WET SNOW ACROSS PARTS OF THE
NIAGARA FRONTIER AND WESTERN SOUTHERN TIER...WITH THE BUFFALO
METROPOLITAN AREA LIKELY BEING FOUND IN THE AREA OF HEAVIEST
SNOW.
THE SNOW WILL BEGIN OVER LAKE ERIE AROUND MIDNIGHT BEFORE
EXTENDING ACROSS NIAGARA AND NORTHERN ERIE COUNTIES DURING THE
WEE HOURS OF TUESDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES OF A HALF TO ONE
INCH AN HOUR WILL THEN BE LIKELY WITHIN THE HEART OF THE SNOW
BAND...WHICH WILL BE IN THE VICINITY OF THE BUFFALO METROPOLITAN
AREA BETWEEN 4 AM AND 9 AM.
THE WELL ORGANIZED LAKE BAND WILL THEN SHIFT SOUTH AND WEAKEN
DURING THE LATE MORNING AND MIDDAY BEFORE DISSIPATING LATE NI THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THIS WILL BE THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL FOR MANY AREAS..AND
SINCE THE HEAVIEST SNOW COULD FALL DURING THE MORNING RUSH HOUR...
PARTICULAR ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO UPDATED FORECASTS AND
STATEMENTS. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM 3 TO
6 INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT BAND. THE SNOW BAND COULD ALSO
CONTAIN SOME THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.
NYZ001-010-011-019-085-010445-
/O.CON.KBUF.LE.Y.0044.091201T0600Z-091201T1700Z/
NIAGARA-NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-CHAUTAUQUA-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NIAGARA FALLS...BUFFALO...BATAVIA...
JAMESTOWN...ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE
337 PM EST MON NOV 30 2009