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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

A Lake Effect Snow Advisory will go into effect late this afternoon and go through Friday afternoon.

The National Weather Service in State College says we can expect the snow to start at around 5 o’clock and end at around 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, but the heaviest snow is likely between 8 o’clock tonight and 10 o’clock tomorrow morning.

The northwest part of McKean County – including Bradford, Lewis Run and Ludlow – could see between 4 and 7 inches of snow. The southeastern part of the county will see 2 or 3 inches.

A Lake Effect Snow Warning will be in effect in Warren County during the same time period. Parts of that county could get up to 10 inches of snow. The warning remains in effect in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties until noon tomorrow.

In Lake Effect Snow storms the weather can vary from locally heavy snow in narrow bands to clear skies just a few miles away. If you’re traveling across the region, be prepared for quick changes in road conditions, as well as visibility.

In the Buffalo area, up to 100 inches of snow is possible by the weekend. The NFL will make a decision tomorrow on what to do about Sunday’s Bills games. Governor Andrew Cuomo says playing it at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday is impractical.

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