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Extreme wind chills forecast for Buffalo

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A wind chill advisory is in effect for all of Western New York through 10 a.m. Thursday.

The wind chill advisory covers most of Upstate New York, including all eight counties in Western New York. Here's the explanation from the National Weather Service:

"A wind chill advisory is issued when strong wind will combine with cold temperatures to create dangerously cold conditions for exposed skin. the wind will make it feel like it is 15 degrees below zero or colder for a period of several hours. If you will be outdoors use common sense and dress warmly, making sure that all exposed skin is covered. If possible, avoid prolonged exposure to the cold to prevent frostbite and hypothermia."

Temperatures will be dropping into the single digits by Wednesday evening.

A strong round of Lake Effect snows hit the Buffalo region Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.  Areas south of the city, like Hamburg and Orchard Park,  picked up the most snow fall.  But areas such as Niagara, Genesee and Orleans counties also experienced lake snows.

Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Mckay
Poor visibility Wednesday morning in Springville during a Lake Effect snow blast.

Shifting Lake Effect snow bands caused major slow downs for motorists during the morning commute Wednesday.

Strong winds caused whiteout conditions at times in some parts of the region, including Springville.