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Snow in New York: Potentially historic storm approaches down on Western New York bringing treacherous snowfall that could damage infrastructure


Heavy snowfall damaging parts of Western New York State will last until Friday when the worst of potentially historic storm could cause felling and damaging trees property.

“Snowfall will produce about zero visibility, difficult or impossible travel, infrastructure damage and community paralysis,” the National Weather Service said Thursday. “Very cold air will accompany it event, with temperature 20 degrees below normal forecast for the weekend.

“Historic snowfall in excess of 4 feet is likely around Buffalo,” the report said. added Friday.

About 6 million people in Five Great Lakes states — from Wisconsin to New York — issued a snow warning on Friday, according to CNN meteorologist Hayley Brink. Snow is made across the lake effect will last until sunday in downwind areas of Great Lakes, according to the National Weather Service.

In New York, places to the east of Snowfall possible on Lakes Erie and Ontario rate of more over 3 inches per hour, sometimes joined lightning and gusty wind, weather service warned.

“That level of snowing down with this intensity poses a danger of ability see on roads,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday, declaring the state of emergency for 11 counties.

“When it comes down at the same time, it is practically impossible clear road to make it safe,” Hochul said. “It won’t be safe for significant amount of time for motorists to go back on roads.”

Commercial traffic banned from Thursday afternoon on about 130 miles of New York state highway (Interstate 90) in Rochester and Buffalo area to the Pennsylvania border, Hochul office said. Other parts of major interstates, including the 90, 290, and 990, also have also was shut down,

Pleading with residents to be careful this weekend, Hochul called the storm a “big, big” snowfall. event it could be as life threatening as the November 2014 blizzard that claimed lives of twenty people in buffalo region.

Further, officials in Erie County in New York, which includes Buffalo, also announced the state of emergency and driving ban starting Thursday night.

“Lake effect the snow from (the storm) is very heavy and may cause tree branches fall and get damaged vehicles, property or power lines. Watch where you park and remember of your surroundings if you go outsideErie County officials wrote. online.

The storm’s heaviest snowfall is expected to hit Buffalo. area more than 4 feet can fall off, which makes for did not see the forecast in more than 20 years old. cityx highest three days of snowfall is 56.1 inches, which occurred in December 2001, CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

Indeed, considering rate of snowfall, Buffalo can see the moon worth of snow in only a few hours. This could make this month the snowiest November since 2000, when 45.6 inches in total fell in in city all month, Miller added.

Already the residents of Williamstown in Oswego County near Lake Ontario saw 24 inches of snow like of Thursday evening, according to weather service. In neighboring Oneida County, some places were covered in a veil. with 14 inches of snow in 24 hours until Thursday evening, according to weather service.

Only Friday can bring more than 2 feet of snow that would make it one of top three snowiest days on record in Buffalo, according to Miller.

“Heavy Lake effect snow off Lake Erie with Snowfall rate of 2-3 inches per hour will continue result in extremely challenging journey tonight for Metro Buffalo area east to Batavia and also in Oswego County off Lake Ontario, National Weather Service in Buffalo said Thursday night.

“Additional savings of 2-3 feet of snow is expected in the wind of lakes Erie and Ontario, and 8-12 inches, probably downwind of the remaining 3 lakes by Sunday morning.” added Friday.

Lake effect snow occurs when very cold, windy conditions form over relatively warm lake – this means that the temperature of the lake can be 40 degrees, and air is zero degrees, Miller explained. The clash of temperatures creates an instability that allows for the most extreme winter weather to occur.

because of weather emergency, Sunday NFL game in Orchard Park in New York, located between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns, was moved to Detroit. league announced Thursday.

Other areas affected by the hurricane include parts of Upper Peninsula and western Lower Peninsula of Michigan, where gusty winds and heavy snowfall also cause near zero visibility and unsafe driving conditions.

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Tyler Hromadka
Tyler Hromadka
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