Lake effect snow

Richard Root
January 03, 2018 - 6:35 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The criteria for a blizzard warning criteria includes blowing snow for three hours or more with less than a quarter mile visibility and, usually, strong winds with gusts over 35 MPH. Yesterday we had strong winds and blowing snow for over four hours with visibility less than an...
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December 29, 2017 - 8:13 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lake effect snow will continue to persist in areas of Western New York through early Sunday and bitter cold air will usher in the new year with a Wind Chill Advisory posted for the day Sunday. Lake Effect Snow WARNINGS and Winter Weather ADVISORIES are posted for most of...
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December 28, 2017 - 9:27 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The shivering will continue into the new year and lake effect snow will add to the misery for the southtowns and southern tier for the end of 2017. A Lake Effect Snow Warning is now posted for the southtowns and southern tier for Friday through early Sunday. Additionally, a...
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December 16, 2017 - 6:13 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Some impressive snow totals were registered in a matter of a couple hours late Friday afternoon as the expected band of heavy lake effect snow set up over the northern half of Western New York and quickly made a dash to the southeast, crossing the metro Buffalo areea. More...
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December 08, 2017 - 5:06 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - What's left of an active lake effect snow scenario that has dogged the Western New York region this week will again impact the southtowns and Buffalo metro early Friday. The band is moving North and weakening. The lake snow is targeting the more populated Buffalo metro area...
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December 07, 2017 - 5:13 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - he lake effect snow band delivered a gut punch the the deep southtowns Thursday afternoon, dumping double digit inches of snow across many towns and leave the New York State Thruway at a standstill in spots for a time. The lake effect band may reorganize overnight and drift...
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December 05, 2017 - 1:56 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The winter weather has arrived in Western New York. After a mild Wednesday morning, snowfall was seen in various parts of WNY. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST THURSDAY FOR NORTHERN ERIE & GENESEE COUNTIES Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are...
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December 05, 2017 - 5:06 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The lake effect snow storm is still forecast to impact the Buffalo metro area early Wednesday through Thursday and Winter Storm Watches remain posted for the area. "The storm is still on its way for late tonight, tomorrow and Thursday," says Meterologist Jon Hitchcock at the...
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December 04, 2017 - 4:02 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The National Weather Servise has posted a Winter Storm Watch for late Tuesday through Thursday for ALL of Western New York. HEAR METEOROLOGIST JON HITCHCOCK on THE WBEN LIVELINE: Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock - Lake Effect Expected (function ($) { Drupal.behaviors...
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