Almost Two Feet Of Snow Has Fallen In Western New York
Another snowstorm has slammed into Western New York early this morning and we are seeing plenty of snow across the region.
**Update** Over 22 inches of snow has been reported in Grand Island.
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Already this morning as of 7 am, we have seen over 12 inches of snow recorded at the Buffalo airport. WGRZ's Patrick Hammer Tweeted out that two areas in Western New York have already gotten over a foot of snow.
Besides Buffalo, Niagara Falls has already gotten over a foot of snow. The storm seems to be dropping more snow in the Northtowns than in the Southtowns.
The second half of the storm will bring strong winds this afternoon which could lead to white-out conditions along the roads today. Several cities and towns have issued travel bans or advisories for today. We could also see possible Lake Effect snow in the area, mainly in the southtowns, later on, this afternoon that will add to the overall total of snowfall.
This is the second major snowstorm to hit Western New York in the month of January. It was just a couple of weeks ago that a major Lake Effect snowstorm dropped over 22 inches of snow in Western New York.
For far this Winter, Buffalo has gotten around 34 inches of snow which is about 14 inches less than the yearly average for this time. Overall Buffalo gets around 94 inches of snow each winter.
Western New York is not the only region in New York State to be affected by this storm. Rochester, Syracuse, and Binghamton will also get plenty of snow today from this storm.