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Lake Effect Snow Watch Thursday Night into Friday

Lake Effect Snow Watch Thursday Night into Friday


BUFFALO, NY 330 PM EST WED DEC 7 2011 - You knew it had to happen eventually. The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow watch  -- somewhere between an advisory and a warning – for late Thursday night through early Thursday evening.

According to the statement, the watch is in effect for Niagara, Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties but there remains some uncertainty as to the exact placement and intensity of the lake effect snow. Accumulations of 2 to 4 inches Thursday night and 3 to 5 inches Friday lead to storm totals of 5 to 9 inches expected in the most persistent lake snows.

The heaviest snow is expected to shift from north to south over the course of the day, but only a small change in wind direction will result in changes to expected snowfall, forecasters say.

Visibilities as low as a quarter-mile at times are possible. The Friday morning commute may be very difficult in the Buffalo metro area.

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We Want Your Irene Updates!

Hurricane Irene is expected to impact over 65 million people over the next several days and there is no question that this could be one of the most serious storms to hit the eastern seaboard in half a century if the forecast holds true.

With Western New Yorkers all over the United States, 2 Your Town is asking you the viewers to help keep us in the loop of what is going on from the ground level. 

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