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Arctic Blast, Winter Storm Warning

Crippling lake effect snow for some areas and wind chills down to -35.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Winter Storm Warnings and Wind Chill Warnings continue for much of WNY through today.

  • Winter Storm Warning for Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties until 7pm.
  • A Wind Chill Warning is also in effect for all of WNY until 6 p.m and until Friday morning for N. PA for wind chills down to -25 to -35 F.
  • The Blizzard Warning for Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties was allowed to expire at 1am.

The lake effect snow band slowly shifted south overnight and settled south of Buffalo impacting the southtowns and northern portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. 

Already nearly 20 inches of snow recorded at the Buffalo Airport, 17 inches in Kenmore, and many places already at a foot of snow.  And wind chills reported at Jamestown Airport -35.0, Dunkirk Airport -31.0, Mayville -31.0.

Additional snowfall totals in the Winter Storm Warning areas, including the Buffalo Metro area, could be 3 - 10".  The South towns will likely take the brunt of the snow this morning before the band shifts north during the day and weakens some.

By the end of the week, some areas could see over 2 feet of snow. 

The Arctic air will slowly lose its grip by Saturday, and by Sunday temperatures will be in the 40s, with snowmelt and will have to watch for the potential for flood issues into Monday.

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