Alerts, Advisories Issued As 1st Widespread Snow Event Of Season Expected

Alerts, Advisories Issued As 1st Widespread Snow Event Of Season Expected

Alerts, Advisories Issued As 1st Widespread Snow Event Of Season Expected

The early morning snow across Northeast Ohio resulted from an Alberta clipper, a low-pressure system that tracks quickly southeast from Canada.

A Winter Weather Advisory and a Wind Advisory are in effect for Ashe and Watauga County Tuesday. Highs are only expected to be in the upper teens, and with a 20-25mph wind, it will feel like single digits to near zero most of the day. That's on top of the lake effect snow that dumped up to 2 feet near lakes Erie and Ontario.

Lake-effect snow showers Thursday will slowly shift into the primary snow belt as winds become more from the northwest, rather than more northerly in the morning.

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There will be some heavier snow moving in for your Wednesday late morning through the afternoon. The heaviest snow is expected between 3 PM and 7 PM.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS.Significant reductions in visibility are possible. "Total snow accumulations of 4-6" are expected around Buffalo and 4-8" in Niagara and Orleans counties. A heavy band of lake effect snow is expected to move inland from Lake Ontario overnight bringing the potential of snowfall rates up to 2 inches/hour.

That will make the skiers in the area happy, as Holiday Valley began making snow again Friday in the hopes of keeping it open throughout the season.

Snow and blowing snow is expected and travel could be hard at times. We will reach the low 50s early on, but then temperatures will fall and we could end up in the mid 40s by late afternoon.

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