Snowstorm To Dump Multiple Feet Of Snow In Buffalo


Lorelai Parker

A​ major lake-effect snowstorm is expected to dump feet of snow in parts of the Great Lakes snow belts this weekend.

That could bring travel to a standstill in parts of New York state, including the Buffalo metro area.​ This contrast of cold air over warmer lake water will generate bands of lake-effect snow along the downwind shores of the lakes. The lake was warm for mid-November, this could be a reason why there could be a more lush snow storm.

Winds are expected to line up along the longest axis of both lakes Erie and Ontario then 100-plus-mile long bands of heavy snow as opposed to lighter snow. Finally, this event will last for several days. The longest band of heavy snow stalls over a given area, several feet of snow is likely to pile up.