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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.

Low Pressure Bombing Off New England Coast

December 29, 2012 1 comment

A storm system currently centered over Pennsylvania is giving way and transferring it’s energy to a developing low off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

This low-pressure system is going to eventually “bomb out” off the New England coast near the Gulf of Maine this evening. “Bombing out” or “bombogenesis” is a term meteorologists use to describe when a low-pressure system rapidly intensifies.

Sea level pressure may fall as much as 24 millibars in a 12-hour period creating a very tight pressure gradient. This will result in strong winds along the northeast coast from Massachusetts to Maine tonight.

There will also be an area of heavy snow along and inland from the coast. Significant snow will fall  north and east of West Haven, Connecticut to Newport and Providence, Rhode Island, to the south and east of Worcester, Massachusetts to Boston, and along the entire coasts of New Hampshire and Maine. Total accumulations of 6-12 inches are likely in these areas by the time the storm is over.

Some light snow is even expected to fall in the New York City area where a couple of inches may accumulate.

Major Snowstorm For Buffalo To Start Wednesday Evening

December 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Buffalo and the entire Western New York area are poised to receive their first major snowstorm this winter season.

Snow is likely to start Wednesday, December 26, during the afternoon and continue through Thursday morning, December 27.

Total snowfall accumulations may reach 6 inches or more for the entire area by Thursday morning.

The snow may become heavy Wednesday evening and continue during the night. Winds may also become strong Wednesday night as well, with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will remain between 28°F and 32°F throughout this storm, so this system will not have bitter cold temperatures.

The main problem will be heavy snow Wednesday evening and into the early morning hours on Thursday which will make travel very difficult.

Here are a few plots from the GFS 6-hour precipitation accumulation forecast model for Wednesday at 1pm through 1am Thursday that highlights the significant snow that may fall during that time.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Buffalo, NY for the potential of 8-15 inches of snow.