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BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST THURSDAY...
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM THURSDAY TO 7 AM EST
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions. Heavy lake effect snow and
  dangerously cold wind chills expected. Winds gusting as high as
  40 mph. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 4 feet expected in the
  most persistent lake snows. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
  Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected.

* WHERE...Jefferson and Lewis counties.

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3 or 4 feet is a typical wintertime week up there, right?  Business as usual?

Its impacts notwithstanding, the lake effect "snow machine" is really fascinating.  An inch in Fulton, and 30 miles away, 3+ feet.  Guess you can tell which way the wind's blowing.

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Woohoo!  They used to be reluctant to declare blizzards for Lake Effect events, but now do it more often.

County I work in is in the Blizzard Warning, but my home isn't. My brother is in the 2 foot area South and East of Buffalo. He was complaining this morning that they had no snow. Probably not so much now.

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Yay Watertown! Blizzard of '77, after spring break, Lew LaFornara & 2Far were driving on I-81 when we heard on the radio that it was closed. Couldn't see squat. The snow plows had snow blowers on them, so it was like driving in a white viaduct.

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3 minutes ago, BuffJim said:

Gotta Love the Watertown Newspaper.  Little mention of a blizzard, and yet they are getting 3-4 feet with high winds:

 

https://www.watertowndailytimes.com/

 

 

Just another day in the north country

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According to the National Weather Service

Officially, the National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a storm which contains large amounts of snow OR blowing snow, with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibilities of less than 1/4 mile for an extended period of time (at least 3 hours).

If the storm does not meet this criteria it is just a winter storm.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, 2Far said:

Yay Watertown! Blizzard of '77, after spring break, Lew LaFornara & 2Far were driving on I-81 when we heard on the radio that it was closed. Couldn't see squat. The snow plows had snow blowers on them, so it was like driving in a white viaduct.

I think that was the year Buffalo still had snow under some Thruway overpasses in June.

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17 minutes ago, 2Far said:

I think that was the year Buffalo still had snow under some Thruway overpasses in June.

In 97 along ethnic 177 on a north facing slope there was snow until mid June. We had a contractor work on the Hill that winter and in July 15th there was still ice along the main skid trail they had used.

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33 minutes ago, Digital_photog said:

According to the National Weather Service

Officially, the National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a storm which contains large amounts of snow OR blowing snow, with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibilities of less than 1/4 mile for an extended period of time (at least 3 hours).

If the storm does not meet this criteria it is just a winter storm.

 

 

Perhaps not part of the official definition, but its not a true blizzard without a death toll.

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