posted on January 23, 2013 13:01
The severe freezing temperatures around Western New York continue.
Meteorologist Rob Carolan says areas south of Buffalo are picking up significant lake-effect snow.
“We’ve seen some areas pick up two feet of snow already," Carolan said, "and another five to 10 inches today is likely in Hamburg, N.Y., though Dunkirk and Jamestown.”
In fact, almost every area surrounding Genesee County is dealing with both the frigid temperatures and significant snow fall. John Hitchcock, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Buffalo, says Batavia is in serendipitous position.
“Genesee County is living the charmed life as far as snow goes right now," Hitchcock said. "There has been up to a foot of snow along the Lake Ontario shore and also some pretty heavy snow from southern Wyoming County south into the Southern Tier. Between those two bands of lake effect snow, it’s been dry most of the time in Genesee County the last few days, and that’s going to continue to be the case today into this evening.”
We are expected to see highs in the low teens with wind chills of 10-below for the rest of today, and a mix of sun and clouds. Hitchcock says we could see some light snow in GeneseeCounty late tonight and into tomorrow morning of about an inch total.
Hitchcock says that when traveling in the rural areas of Orleans and Wyoming Counties that are experiencing bitter cold and snow fall to pack extra blankets in your car in case of an emergency.
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