So far this season in New York State, the snow hasn’t really made much of an impact. Although there has been some light snowfall earlier this month and on Halloween, we haven’t experienced any significant snow events yet.
This week brings about significant changes.
Parts of Western and Central New York are currently under a Lake Effect Snow Warning, as announced by the National Weather Service.
In Buffalo, the City is only expected to receive 1-2 inches of snow, while the south towns and southern tier could see anywhere from 6-18 inches. This lake effect snow event has the potential to bring nearly two feet of snow.
Similarly, areas near Lake Ontario are also at risk of experiencing heavy snowfall, with a particular region potentially receiving up to 24 inches of snow.
The Lake Effect Snow Warning will be in effect from Monday at 7 am until Wednesday at 7 am.
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) November 26, 2023
According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday poses the greatest challenge for drivers, as the lake effect snow bands will create extremely hazardous road conditions. At times, driving may become difficult or even impossible.
The wind gusts could reach speeds of up to 35 mph, making driving conditions extremely challenging with poor visibility at times. It is crucial to stay updated with weather alerts on your phone to be prepared for any lake effect snow warnings. These snowstorms are known for their unpredictability, as bands can form and change direction suddenly and without warning.
By late Wednesday, all of this should be resolved. As a result, travel conditions will significantly improve by Thursday, and it will continue to get better heading into the weekend.
Stay safe this week and make sure to have your snow shovel and snowblower handy.
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