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Lake Effect Lashes Southtowns



Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - Just when we thought the lake effect settled into the ski country after a snowy Saturday, Mother Nature had other ideas as an intense band of lake effect snow parked over the nearby southtowns Sunday afternoon.  Nearly a foot of snow fell in many locations.

The band of snow concentrated on the area from the city south and led to dozens of accidents and Sunday slowdowns.  Eventually the snow settled further to the south as the plows moved in and the snowblowers came out to move the snow that fell during the three hour burst.

A Lake Effect Snow ADVISORY is posted for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties until 1pm.

Here are some Sunday afternoon snowfall totals from the National Weather Service:
 
...ERIE COUNTY...
   WALES CENTER          11.5   700 PM 12/15  SNOW FELL IN 3.5 HRS.
   EAST AURORA            9.5   700 PM 12/15  SNOW FELL IN 3 HRS.
   LAKE VIEW              6.0   635 PM 12/15  SNOW FELL IIN 3 HRS.
   BLASDELL               6.0   700 PM 12/15  SNOW FELL IN 3 HRS.

A Lake Effect Snow ADVISORY remains in place for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties until 1pm.

CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JAMESTOWN...OLEAN
316 AM EST MON DEC 16 2013

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON.
THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...SLIPPERY SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS AND GREATLY REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

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