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Lake-effect snow advisory in effect until 7 p.m. Monday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 November 2016 at 5:13 pm
Photo by Tom Rivers: Here is how the Erie Canal looked a few days ago on bright, sunny day. The canal bridge over Brown Road is in back.

Photo by Tom Rivers: Here is how the Erie Canal looked a few days ago on bright, sunny day. The canal bridge over Brown Road is in back.

The weather will soon take a dramatic turn from the 70 degrees and sunshine on Friday.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a lake-effect snow advisory for Orleans County beginning at 1 a.m. tonight and going until 7 p.m. on Monday.

The advisory also includes Monroe, Genesee, Livingston and Ontario counties.

The Weather Service says there will be an inch of snow or less overnight tonight, followed by 2 to 4 inches Sunday, 2 to 4 inches on Sunday night and another inch or less on Monday, for 4 to 7 inches total “in the most persistent lake snows,” the Weather Service said.

There will also be westerly winds at 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 mph, producing blowing and drifting snow. Visibility will be less than a half mile at times.

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

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