© 2024 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Storm warnings lifted in WNY, but cold and snow showers persist

Photo by Mark Scott

The worst of the winter storm is over in Western New York.  All storm warnings have been lifted by the National Weather Service.

Heavy snow fell throughout the region during the overnight hours from Tuesday into Wednesday.  The snow is laden with moisture, making it difficult to remove for snow shovelers.  Roads will be slushy and slippery in spots.

The Cattaraugus County community of Perrysburg recorded the most snow -- nine inches.  NWS spotters in Jamestown report 7.5 inches. 

Officially, the airport weather station is reporting 4.5 inches.  Six inches fell in Orchard Park, four inches in Kenmore and 5.2 inches in Niagara Falls.

NWS forecasters say an inch or two of new snow could fall Wednesday, but heavy snow is not expected.  The early end to the storm should make Thanksgiving travel easier in Western New York.  Wind gusts of 30 miles per hour Wednesday afternoon and evening could cause some blowing snow. 

But travelers heading east will face wintry conditions.  Winter storm warnings continue east of Rochester as heavy snowfall continues.

The 14,000 participants in Buffalo's Turkey Trot Thursday should prepare for unseasonably cold, wintry conditions.  It will be cold Thanksgiving Day with highs in the upper 20s and a chance of snow showers.