Lake-effect snow hits Orleans, WNY
After a fairly easy winter locally through mid-January, the cold and snow have been steady in recent weeks. Today was one of the harshest winter days this year.
It’s in the low 20s, with blowing snow and gusty wind. Orleans County is forecast for several inches of snow today, particularly south of Route 104.
It could be worse. Parts of Genesee County, including Batavia and Le Roy, already had a foot of fresh snow by early afternoon.
In Orleans County, a winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 tonight. The National Weather Service in Buffalo at about 1 p.m. said 3 to 5 more inches of snow could fall today “in the most persistent lake snows.”
The winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour will produce blowing and drifting snow, the Weather Service said.
Sunday is forecast for a high of 26 degrees in Orleans County with another inch of snow possible. Monday is forecast for a high of 22. It will partly sunny with snow showers possible in the afternoon.