posted on December 27, 2010 13:28
A big Nor’easter dropping snow all along the Atlantic shoreline today. It’s creating havoc on the Eastern seaboard, from Boston all the way to Atlanta – and travel woes all over the country.
Here in Batavia and Genesee County, we’ve had big white flakes coming down all morning and into the early afternoon, and increasing winds. But those are coming off of Lake Ontario, not the Atlantic Ocean.
John Hitchcock with the National Weather Service: "There's a northwest flow of cold air crossing Lake Ontario today, and that's producing a relatively small area of lake-enhanced snow. We do expect this to taper off later today."
Today's storm is only expected to amount to and inch or two of snow, mostly becuase it's so fluffy and flakes are big. Hitchcock says we won’t be seeing any of that Nor’easter action.
"Generally, we're too far west to see any snow off of the big Nor'easters," he says. "In this case, the low (pressure system) was off-shore, and produced the heaviest snow in the big cities."
And he says we’ll be warming up later this week.
"It'll still be cold for the next day or two, but then the slow warm-up will begin," says Hitchcock. "By Friday and Saturday we'll be well up in the 40's - on New Year's Day we might even tough the 50-degree mark.
"This does look like just a two or three day warm-up, though. It will be turning colder by about Sunday."