The first warning was several days ahead of the storm. Unfortunately, many people did not listen and went out and about on Friday despite the severe warnings from NWS.

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The chart shows that the Buffalo residents were “perverse” in not listening to NWS, unfortunately.

WWUS41 KBUF 201922

National Weather Service Buffalo NY
222 PM EST Tue Dec 20 2022

Niagara-Orleans-Northern Erie-Genesee-Wyoming-Chautauqua-
Cattaraugus-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Buffalo, Batavia,
Warsaw, Jamestown, Olean, Orchard Park, and Springville
222 PM EST Tue Dec 20 2022


* WHAT...A rapid switch from rain to snow with sharply falling
  temperatures into the teens will result in a flash freeze on
  Friday. From Friday afternoon through most of the weekend, very
  strong winds, heavy lake effect snow and significant blowing
  and drifting snow will be possible. Winds could gust as high as
  65 mph Friday into Friday night. Localized blizzard conditions
  are possible.

* WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua,
  and Cattaraugus counties.

* WHEN...From Friday morning through Monday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel for the holiday weekend, including Friday,
  could be very difficult to impossible at times. Areas of blowing
  snow could significantly reduce visibility with whiteouts and
  localized blizzard conditions possible. The most persistent and
  worst conditions will be where lake effect snow is most
  widespread, which is still uncertain at this time. Winds this
  strong could cause tree damage and power outages. Cold wind
  chills as low as 10 to 20 below zero this weekend could cause
  frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.


Begin needed preparations at home or with your vehicle. Travel
may become difficult or impossible at times this holiday weekend,
so plan accordingly.

On December 22, 2022 the warnings became Watches which mean the blizzard is imminent. Gusts were predicted to be up to 70 MPH.

Storm Hits on December 23, 2022

Niagara-Orleans-Northern Erie-Genesee-Southern Erie-
Including the cities of Niagara Falls, Medina, Buffalo, Batavia,
Orchard Park, and Springville
6:26 PM EST Fri Dec 23 2022


* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
  2 to 3 feet with locally higher amounts possible. Winds gusting
  as high as 65 to 75 mph today and tonight. Blizzard conditions
  will last into Saturday night. Wind chills as cold as 10 to 20
  below zero.  ***They were wrong on the snow amounts

* WHERE...Niagara, Orleans, Erie, and Genesee counties.

* WHEN...Until 7 AM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel will be extremely difficult to impossible at
  times. Widespread blowing snow will significantly reduce
  visibility. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree
  damage and numerous power outages. The bitter wind chills as
  low as 10 to 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed
  skin in as little as 30 minutes.


Strong winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow,
frequently reducing visibilities to zero. Travel is strongly

The chart for that warning is below. Uranus dominates the chart semisextile Mars in Gemini (High Winds). Saturn in Aquarius suggests precitation. With everything is in Capricorn, a major storm is on the horizon, but since it is in the sixth suggest many did not listen looking for last minute Christmas bargains and trusting that Buffalo would manage this as it had previously. The Black Moon opposite Mercury tells of “blindness” and perhaps that is true for I imagine few remember the Great Blizzard of 1977 where Buffalo tookdays to dig out and get to everyone — that was 45 years ago. The Arabian Parts for the chart below highlights the Part of “Merchandise” i.e. shopping and Part of Bad Luck, unfortunately.

The chart’s symbol, 26 Cancer is conjunct the Fixed Star Procyon and warns of “dog bites” and powerful contrary events, expecting the opposite of what does happen, that lead to setbacks and in worse cases fatality.

In the meantime, Jamestown is supposed to get another foot to its already 35. Inches. Buffalo Airport still tops the area with 49.5 inches of snow. The video below is from a friend…

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