A massive Nor'easter is expected to bring more than half a foot of snow to the Western New York region. Starting today, Monday, March 13, the storm is threatening to dump more than 2 feet of snow on parts of New York State.

The Western New York and Finger Lakes regions could get more than half a foot of snow. Snow will start out light this morning and become heavier Monday afternoon through Tuesday night. The snow is expected to be wet and heavy. It will be accompanied by winds of up to 45 miles per hour on Tuesday.


The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Storm Watch for our area,

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for portions of the area Monday PM thru Wed AM. There remains uncertainty with the track of the system, but the potential exists for 7 inches or more of snow within the watch area. Moderate accumulations are possible outside of the watch area.


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Governor Hochul advised New Yorkers living and working in these impacted regions to avoid any unnecessary travel as slippery surfaces and reduced visibility will impact commutes Monday evening, all day Tuesday and likely Wednesday morning.

The Capital Region, Central New York, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, and North Country Regions could get up to 18 inches of snow. Higher elevations in the Capital and Mid-Hudson regions could receive more than two feet of snow.

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