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Lake Effect Snows Continue in Upstate New York

20 Nov 2017, 9:50 am

Lake effect snow has been increasing downstream from Lake Ontario with heavy snow in narrow bands into this afternoon. Lake Effect Snow Warnings continue for areas east of Lake Ontario with 8″ to 10″ possible in the strongest squalls. As strong northwesterly winds push cold air over the warmer lake waters (temperatures in 40s to near 50 degrees), ingredients are ideal for heavy snow bands.

This morning, intense snow squalls have been occurring, especially in southwestern Jefferson, northeastern Oswego, and Lewis counties. Snowfall rates have been as high as 3″ an hour. Periods of heavy snow will continue into the early afternoon until the wind starts to shift and temperatures gradually warm aloft. By this evening, most of the lake effect snow will have ended.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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