Lake effect snow

WBEN Newsroom
November 02, 2019 - 4:03 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - No sooner do we begin to recover from the wettest Halloween on record and a fierce windstorm and we're already facing the next weather worry. But this weather impact is for the southern tier and not the metro Buffalo region. Measurable lake effect snow is forecast into Sunday...
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December 06, 2018 - 8:11 pm
Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Bills are drafting snow shovelers to clear New Era Field of snow before Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Lake effect snow Thursday filled the field and seating area with snow and crews will have two days to shovel it away. Anyone 18 years of age and...
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NWS Buffalo
December 06, 2018 - 4:31 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It hasn't been as much about the amount of snow as it has been the timing and location of it. A band of lake effect snow made its way across the metro Buffalo area during both the morning and afternoon commutes. Winter weather advisories expired for the Buffalo metro area and...
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NWS Buffalo
December 04, 2018 - 3:16 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's not necessarily how much snow will fall, it's more about when. The National Weather Service is closely watching the potential development of a lake effect snow event that could make its presence fellt in the middle of the Thursday morning commute. Here is our latest...
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NOAA Buffalo
November 20, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lake effect snow bands quickly settled southward during the Wednesday morning commute, leaving a couple inches of accumulation mainly across the immediate southtowns. The Winter Weather Advisories have been discontinued for northern Erie and Genesee Counties. The snow...
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November 17, 2018 - 11:56 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It was four years ago when the historic Snowvember snow storm blasted the Buffalo southtowns, leaving between 60 and 88 inches of snow from two intense band of lake effect snow bands. Fourteen deaths are attributed to the storm. The Buffalo northtowns received only a few...
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NYSP Photo - dash photo along Route 219
November 10, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Lake effect snow arrived with a gut punch to the deep southtowns and southern tier where impressive snow totals were racked-up. The heavy snow and accompanying poor visibility led to major road closures along the New York State Thruway at the Pennsylvania line and Route 219...
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Richard Root
January 03, 2018 - 6:35 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The criteria for a blizzard warning criteria includes blowing snow for three hours or more with less than a quarter mile visibility and, usually, strong winds with gusts over 35 MPH. Yesterday we had strong winds and blowing snow for over four hours with visibility less than an...
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December 29, 2017 - 8:13 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lake effect snow will continue to persist in areas of Western New York through early Sunday and bitter cold air will usher in the new year with a Wind Chill Advisory posted for the day Sunday. Lake Effect Snow WARNINGS and Winter Weather ADVISORIES are posted for most of...
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December 28, 2017 - 9:27 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The shivering will continue into the new year and lake effect snow will add to the misery for the southtowns and southern tier for the end of 2017. A Lake Effect Snow Warning is now posted for the southtowns and southern tier for Friday through early Sunday. Additionally, a...
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