Lake Effect Snow Warning for Erie County and the Bills Game
We have been dealing with pretty cold temperatures over the course of the last month or so, ever since the historic lake effect snow event that dumped over six feet of snow in part of Western New York back in November.
We haven't dealt with much snow since then, but another lake effect snowstorm is on the doorstep and will impact Western New York this weekend.
There's now a lake effect snow warning in effect for Erie County, along with Genesee, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties from Friday at 7 pm and lasting into Monday. The National Weather Service just issued it at 3 pm.
Saturday will be the day to keep an eye on.
Anywhere from 10-22 inches is expected in the most persistent snow bands, but the bullseye looks to target the Buffalo south towns, like Orchard Park, Hamburg and Angola.
That means the Bills home game against the Miami Dolphins is in the target zone for this snowstorm.
Looking at this snow total map, it looks like Orchard Park to the Erie County southern line is that sweet spot.
South Buffalo could see some large totals but that looks to be the edge of the snow belt.
One thing is for certain, the worst of this will be Saturday night and into Sunday morning. If you're going to the Bills game, it may be manageable and fine going in, but leaving will be a whole different story.
It will probably take a long time to leave Highmark Stadium on Saturday night, so leave yourself plenty of time. Make sure you have a full tank of gas in your car and a small shovel, snow brush and an emergency kit just in case.
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel will get exactly what he wished for, cold and snow...