Lake Effect Snow Warninng for northern Erie & Genesee counties

Jan 8, 2015

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for northern Erie and Genesee counties.  The warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.

Heavy Lake Effect snows pounded downtown Buffalo Thursday.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The warning includes all of the Buffalo Metro area.  Forecasters say the heaviest Lake Effect snow fall is expected to impact the Friday morning commute. 

Accumulations of six to ten inches of new snow fall is expected.  Snowfall rates will be three inches per hour in the heaviest Lake Effect snows. 

City of Buffalo snow plow.
Credit WBFO News file photo
Accumulations of six to ten inches of new snow fall is expected. Snowfall rates will be three inches per hour in the heaviest Lake Effect snows.

Strong winds will gust as high as 45-miles an hour late Thursday evening and into Friday morning.  This will produce blowing snow and create poor visibility, with near zero visibility on the roadways at times.

Due to the very heavy snowfall and blowing snow, forecasters are predicting the Friday morning commute. and travel may become nearly impossible in the heart of the Lake Effect snow band. 

WBFO News will bring you complete coverage on the latest impact of the Lake snows Friday morning at 88.7 FM and on-line.