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Heavy Lake Effect Snow In Buffalo, NY

An intense band of lake effect snow moved into Buffalo early this morning and dropped 6-10″ in a few hours around the airport before moving further north into Niagara County.

Heavy snow fell for much of the day between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Areas such as Grand Island, North Tonawanda, Sanborn, and South Lockport received the brunt of this storm.

From 7:30pm to 8:15pm, Grand Island received 4.0″ of snow. That’s not a typo, 4 inches in 45 minutes.

Here are snow totals reported so far for this storm;

Erie County

Grand Island – 14.6″

Kenmore – 13.7″

North Park – 12.0″

Riverside – 11.2″

Williamsville – 10.3″

Elmwood Village – 9.9″

Depew – 9.5″

Lancaster – 9.4″

Harris Hill – 9.2″

Buffalo Niagara International Airport – 9.1″

Tonawanda – 8.5″

Clarence – 8.0″

Alden – 8.0″

Akron – 5.5″

West Seneca – 4.0″

Hamburg – 3.3″

Niagara County

Sanborn – 13.0″

North Tonawanda – 10.0″

Niagara Falls Airport – 8.7″

South Lockport – 8.0″

Pendleton – 7.7″

Lockport – 6.8″

Cambria – 5.5″

Youngstown – 3.5″

I will update storm totals as they come in.

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Pictures below were taken on Grand Island.

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Lake Effect Snow

  1. February 2, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Chris: We finally got some Lake effect. I have about 5 inches here in North Tonawanda but I am on the edge as I go from +SN to -SN with periods of gusty wind. Very timely and up to date report – I will look forward to your update tonight.

    • February 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Thanks Jack! The intensity has varied here as well. The snow was heaviest when it started around 7am on Grand Island and accumulated 4+” in the first 2 hours. Winds are becoming stronger with gusts reducing visibility to less than 100 yards at times.

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