Lake Effect Snow On The Move Across WNY

Snow band moving across metro Buffalo Wednesday

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December 11, 2019 - 12:39 pm
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lake effect snow remains on the move across Western New York today as a band of snow is again crossing the Buffalo metro area and will eventually settle south of the city.   The snow will be heavy at times but not remain in any one spot for too long, which will hold accumulations down but still present times of extremely poor visibility and road conditions during the peak drive times.

The National Weather Service predicts about 3 to 6 inches of snow in the areas of heaviest accumulation.

The National Weather Service has posted Winter Weather Advisories for all of Western New York and issued a special weather statement:

At 1235 PM, a band of heavy lake effect snow was located across southern Niagara County, Buffalo north towns, and western Orleans county. This band will drop rapidly southward across the Buffalo metro area over the next couple hours. Expect snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, with areas of blowing snow as this weather moves through. The band will continue to move south late this afternoon, exiting the Buffalo south towns around 3 p.m. Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in winter weather situations. Be prepared for snow or ice covered roads. Slow down and allow extra time when traveling. Locations impacted include... Buffalo, Cheektowaga, West Seneca, North Tonawanda, Clarence, Lackawanna, Batavia, Kenmore, Depew, Amherst, Tonawanda, Lancaster, Hamburg, East Aurora, Medina, Williamsville, Darien Lakes State Park, Grand Island, Evans and Elma.

The snow should wind down for the metro Buffalo area by late afternoon and for the southern portion of the region Wednesday evening.

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With gusty winds expected, driving conditions where the snow is falling may be extremely poor at times. The above map is a forecast of snow accumulation through 7am Thursday.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON


* WHAT...Lake effect snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to
2 inches in the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as
high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Northern Erie and Genesee counties.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM EST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If
traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and
visibilities.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS
EVENING


* WHAT...Lake effect snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to
3 inches in the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as
high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Wyoming and Southern Erie counties.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If
traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and
visibilities.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST
THURSDAY


* WHAT...Lake effect snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to
3 inches in the most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as
high as 40 mph.

* WHERE...Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

* WHEN...Until 1 AM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Lake effect snow will fall in relatively narrow bands. If
traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and
visibilities.

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