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Where to View Storms Coming Off Lake Erie – Our Top Five

Photo by Len Schrantz
Lake effect Snow Storm Coming Off Lake Erie

Western New York has a love-hate relationship with Lake Erie. We love having access to the lake's seemingly endless supply of fresh water but when it comes to weather and the massive storms that brew out over the lake's open waters, well that's where the hate comes in.

If you're a weather nut like I am you will go out of your way to find the best vantage point possible to witness approaching storms as they make landfall. Here are my top five places to watch storms coming off Lake Erie.


Buffalo City Hall Observation Deck

65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY



View south from Buffalo City Hall's observation deck, towards Lake Erie
Flickr by Payton Chung


Buffalo Inner Harbor

Erie Street, Buffalo NY



View of Lake Erie from Buffalo's Inner Harbor
Flickr by jonrgbw


Woodlawn Beach State Park

3585 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, NY



Woodlawn Beach State Park
Flickr by newyorkprof


Hamburg Town Park

Lake Shore Road and Windsor Terrace



Hamburg Town Park
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City of Dunkirk Pier

Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY



City of Dunkirk Pier
Photo by Len Schrantz

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