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New Year will start with snow

Staff Reports Posted 31 December 2014 at 12:00 am

3 to 6 inches of snow headed to Orleans

Photo by Tom Rivers – Medina City Hall is decorated for the holidays. This picture was taken on Dec. 27.

Orleans County will bring in the new year with some snow. The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Advisory until 10 a.m. Thursday.

The Weather Service says 3 to 6 inches of snow could fall, mainly in southern Orleans County and in Monroe County, southwest of Rochester.

Winds are also forecast at 15 to 20 miles per hour, which combined with snow could limit visibility to less than a half mile at times, the Weather Service said.

There may be difficult travel conditions tonight. “Conditions will vary greatly in and out of lake effect snow bands which are developing off Lake Erie,” the Weather Service said.