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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″

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.

Christmas Weather – Buffalo, NY

December 23, 2012 Leave a comment

A fresh coating to 2 inches of snow is possible Christmas Eve into Christmas day for all areas of Western New York south of Lake Ontario.

Christmas Eve Forecast – Monday, December 24
  • Early morning temperatures will be near 29°F with intervals of clouds and sun. Winds will be from the south, averaging 6 mph.
  • It will become cloudy during the afternoon with the temperature reaching a high of 34°F. The winds will back into the evening and increase slightly, coming from the east around 10 mph.
  • At dusk the temperature will be 31°F. After 7pm and continuing through the night, light snow will fall and winds will be out of the northeast at 10 mph.
Christmas Forecast – Tuesday, December 25
  • At dawn there will be light snow, a temperature of 30°F, and winds from the north at 9 mph with gusts to 15 mph.
  • The snow should end before noon with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches.
  • We will reach an afternoon high temperature of 32°F with partly sunny skies. Winds will decrease throughout the afternoon to 5 mph, veering to the northeast by 7pm.
  • Temperatures will hold steady around 30°F during the night. Expect considerable clouds and a northeast wind of 6 mph.

*There is a possibility for a significant winter storm to affect all of Western New York beginning Wednesday night, December 26, and continuing through Thursday, December 27.

Stay tuned for details…