Here it Comes: Weather Service Warns of Lake Snows
The National Weather Service Says a heavy lake effect snow band is developing this morning
A band of moderate to heavy lake effect snow will intensify through the noon hour. This developing band extended from Dunkirk to Boston to Wales at 10 am, and will slowly lift north into the Buffalo south towns.
Some locations impacted include but are not limited to:
Silver Creek, Eden, Hamburg, East Aurora,Orchard Park, Marilla and Attica.
Snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour or more will be likely along with west and southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph resulting in considerable blowing and drifting snow and visibilities down to a few hundred feet at times.
In addition, snow will accumulate on roads quickly resulting in slick spots. This will produce dangerous travel conditions across the these areas including along Interstate 90/The NYS Thruway from Brocton to Derby.
The steadiest, heaviest lake snows will lift north across Hamburg, Orchard Park and East Aurora between noon and 4 pm, then will approach downtown Buffalo for the evening rush hour.
Snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches an hour can be expected for the Southern and Eastern suburbs of Buffalo between 4 and 8 pm. This will result in very difficult travel conditions. motorists are advised to prepare for this scenario before leaving for their daytime activities. There will even be the chance that air travel will be affected at the Buffalo International Airport.