3 to 5 inches of snow in forecast for New Year’s Eve

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Mother Nature is making her presence felt as 2013 draws to a close. The National Weather Service is forecasting 3 to 5 inches of snow on New Year’s Eve in Orleans County.

The NWS in Buffalo issued a lake effect snow advisory for both Orleans and Niagara counties with the snow expected to fall between 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 31.  The snow will result in low visibility and will make driving more precarious.

“In lake effect snow the weather can vary from locally heavy snow in narrow bands to clear skies just a few miles away,” the NWS stated. “If you will be traveling across the region be prepared for rapid changes in road and visibility conditions.”