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Upstate New York Snow Totals From February 8-9, 2013 Storm

February 9, 2013 2 comments

While the Northeast was buried under a historic blizzard, areas in Western and Upstate New York received significant snow totals of their own.

The greatest amounts were found north and east of Buffalo. For many of these locations this was the second consecutive weekend of receiving more than one foot of snow.

Here are reports across Upstate New York, courtesy of the National Weather Service in Buffalo, NY.

Cattaraugus County

Perrysburg – 8.0″

Cattaraugus – 4.0″

Little Valley – 4.0″

West Valley – 4.0″

Franklinville – 3.5″

Randolph – 3.0″

Olean – 2.4″

Salamanca – 2.0″

Chautauqua County

Sinclairville – 13.0″

Forestville – 7.0″

Findley Lake – 6.2″

Ripley – 4.8″

Jamestown – 3.8″

Erie County

Grand Island – 14.7″

Tonawanda – 12.0″

Swormville – 10.3″

Kenmore – 10.0″

Alden – 9.0″

Williamsville – 8.9″

Buffalo (NWS Office) – 8.4″

Akron – 8.0″

Springville – 8.0″

Orchard Park – 6.0″

Boston – 6.0″

West Falls – 6.0″

Colden – 5.5″

East Aurora – 5.5″

Elma – 5.5″

West Seneca – 4.0″

Hamburg – 4.0″

South Wales – 3.0″

Genesee County

Oakfield – 11.0″

Stafford – 8.0″

Pavilion – 6.5″

Jefferson County

Henderson – 15.0″

West Carthage – 13.0″

Theresa – 7.5″

Lewis County

Lowville – 12.1″

Constableville – 12.0″

Beaver Falls – 11.0″

Highmarket – 9.7″

Watson – 9.5″

North Osceola – 8.0″

Monroe County

Irondequoit – 16.0″

Greece – 15.5″

Spencerport – 15.0″

Ogden Center – 14.0″

Chili Center – 14.0″

Rochester – 13.1″

Rochester (Airport) – 12.4″

Webster Village – 11.0″

Webster – 7.7″

Honeoye Falls – 7.5″

Niagara County

Gasport – 18.0″

Lockport – 17.0″

Sanborn – 16.0″

South Lockport – 16.0″

Ransomville – 16.0″

Youngstown – 14.4″

Lewsiton – 14.0″

Pendleton – 14.0″

Cambria – 13.0″

Niagara Falls – 13.0″

North Tonawanda – 11.7″

Niagara Falls (Airport) – 10.8″

Orleans County

Holley – 14.0″

Lyndonville – 9.5″

Oswego County

Fulton – 9.5″

Redfield – 7.0″

Minetto – 6.8″

Lacona – 6.3″

Palermo – 5.7″

Sandy Creek – 5.2″

Mexico – 5.1″

Oswego – 3.8″

Wayne County

Newark – 13.5″

Marion – 13.0″

Walworth – 12.5″

Palmyra – 11.9″

Wyoming County

Warsaw (Hill) – 9.0″

Java Center – 6.5″

Silver Springs – 3.0″

Heavy Lake Effect Snow In Buffalo, NY

February 2, 2013 2 comments

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 Clobbers Western New York, Buffalo Next

February 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Later tonight a single band of lake effect snow will strengthen and move into the Buffalo Metropolitan area. A Lake Effect Snow Warning has been issued for Northern Erie County. 6-12″ of snow may fall by Saturday evening near the airport and areas further north.

A lake effect snow storm has produced more than 2 feet of snow in areas of Western New York.

Locations south of Buffalo in ski country have recorded impressive totals in the last 36 hours.

Here are the latest storm totals courtesy of the Buffalo National Weather Service and snow spotter network;

Chautauqua County

Ashville – 10.0″

Jamestown – 8.0″

Ripley – 4.9″

Dunkirk – 4.0″

Cattaraugus County

Delevan – 28.0″

Perrysburg – 24.0″

Freedom – 17.0″

West Valley – 12.0″

Franklinville – 8.5″

Erie County

Springville – 20.0″

Sardinia – 19.0″

Glenwood – 10.0″

Wyoming County

Arcade – 21.0″

Warsaw – 10.5″

Updated Lake Effect Snow Totals For New York State

January 23, 2013 1 comment

A lake effect snow event has continued over parts of Western and Central New York since January 20, 2013. Snow bands off of Lakes Erie and Ontario have produced significant accumulations in localized areas.

Listed below is the most recent reported storm totals for counties in New York State as of Wednesday, January 23, 2013:

Cattaraugus County

Perrysburg – 24.0″

West Valley – 13.5″

Little Valley – 10.5″

Franklinville – 10.0″

Cayuga County

Sterling – 31.0″

Fair Haven – 30.0″

Chautauqua County

Ripley – 26.8″

Sinclairville – 18.0″

Kennedy – 9.9″

Dunkirk – 6.8″

Erie County

Glenwood – 15.0″

Collins – 14.0″

Colden – 14.0″

Boston – 12.5″

Hamburg – 8.7″

Blasdell – 7.8″

Wales – 7.0″

Lewis County

Osceola – 19.0″

Highmarket – 10.7″

Monroe County

Hamlin Beach – 11.0″

Hilton – 8.0″

Parma Center – 7.0″

Niagara County

Newfane – 10.0″

Barker – 8.0″

Orleans County

Carlton – 7.0″

Oswego County

Fulton – 38.0″

Palermo – 36.5″

Bowen Corners – 34.0″

Bennetts Bridge – 33.0″

Pulaski – 30.7″

Minetto – 25.9″

Lacona – 24.7″

Wayne County

Sodus – 12.0″

Sodus Point – 8.0″

Wyoming County

Warsaw – 11.7″

Silver Springs – 8.0″

New York State Lake Effect Snow

January 22, 2013 Leave a comment

There have been significant snowfall totals for areas downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario since Sunday, January 20. An arctic air mass has brought very cold temperatures to the Great Lakes region.

This has ignited lake effect snow for areas favored by west to northwest winds.

Since late Sunday Ripley, NY has received more than 2 feet of snow. As of 7am this morning, January 22, they have officially measured 24.8″. With snow still falling through this afternoon and more expected tonight and tomorrow, storm totals may exceed 3 feet for this town in Chautauqua County near the New York, Pennsylvania state line.

Off of Lake Ontario, significant snowfall amounts have also been reported. As of 8am today, Bennetts Bridge in Oswego County has checked in with 32.0″ of new snowfall. Totals of more than 2 feet are common throughout much of Oswego County.

This lake effect snow event will continue for these areas at least another 36 hours.

Below is a list of snowfall totals as of the morning hours of January 22, 2013:

Cattaraugus County

Perrysburg – 13.0″

Little Valley – 10.5″

West Valley – 8.0″

Franklinville – 8.0″

Cayuga County

Fair Haven – 18.0″

Chautauqua County

Ripley – 24.8″

Sinclairville – 12.0″

Kennedy – 6.9″

Dunkirk – 6.4″

Erie County

Collins – 12.0″

Glenwood – 11.5″

Colden – 11.2″

Boston – 10.5″

Hamburg – 8.2″

Blasdell – 7.8″

Wales – 4.0″

Lewis County

Osceola – 15.0″

Highmarket – 6.8″

Oswego County

Bennetts Bridge – 32.0″

Fulton – 21.0″

Palermo – 19.7″

Pulaski – 19.0″

Minetto – 15.4″

Lacona – 13.0″

Wyoming County

Warsaw – 8.0″

Silver Springs – 6.0″

These reports are from the Buffalo, NY National Weather Service website.

The band of lake effect snow over Lake Ontario has been brushing the lakeshore of Niagara and Orleans Counties throughout the day. This snow band will move inland into northern and central Niagara and Orleans Counties tonight. There is the potential for 6-12 inches of snow by Wednesday morning, January 23.

Buffalo, NY Weather Forecast: Thursday, January 17

January 16, 2013 Leave a comment

A breezy start to the morning followed by falling temperatures during the afternoon is in store for Buffalo and Western New York Thursday, January 17, 2013.

The predawn hours will feature strong west-southwest winds at 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. The temperature will be fairly steady around 32°F. Skies will be overcast with scattered flurries.

Wind speeds will decrease by 7am to 10 mph with gusts to 20 mph and will quickly shift to the northwest after a cold front makes its way through the region. The temperature at this time will be 31°F.

After 7am temperatures will begin to fall into the 20’s.

By 12pm Buffalo and Niagara Falls will have a temperature of 25°F. Skies will be mostly cloudy and winds will be from the northwest around 10 mph.

At 5pm our temperature will have fallen to 23°F with considerable clouds and a northwest wind 5-10 mph.

The rest of the evening will feature variable clouds and winds from the northwest at 5-10 mph. The temperature will be 21°F at 10pm.

How Warm Will Buffalo, NY Get This Weekend?

January 11, 2013 1 comment

It’s shaping up to be an extremely mild weekend for Buffalo and the Western New York area.

The high temperatures on both Saturday, January 12, and Sunday, January 13, will surely top 50°F and may even approach 60°F. This is nearly 30°F above the average high for this time of year, but is not unheard of.

There is almost always a winter “thaw” in WNY and this usually occurs sometime in January.

While it is a nice respite for WNYer’s, melting snow and ice can cause ice jams in creeks or streams that lead to localized flooding along their banks. Drains clogged by debris can also back up, partially flooding area streets and sidewalks.

Local ski resorts also take a hit, especially if their base snow depth is below average.

Temperatures will begin to fall Sunday night back towards the freezing mark and should remain there through next week.

There is also a chance for below average temperatures to invade WNY, and the rest of the country, by January 20.

A very cold air mass is expected to drop south into the country from Canada by the end of next week and bring well below average temperatures for much of the continental United States. This period of colder than normal temperatures may persist through the end of January and into February.