Veterans Day snowstorm: What you need to know

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The National Weather Service has now issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire area. The forecast continues to warn for a high impact snow event.

Light snow continues to fall across Western New York. The storm is strengthening across the eastern half of the United States and the heaviest snow will fall through the evening.

Driving will be difficult with reduced visibility and depending on how efficient the plows can be on roads there will be snow on all roads across Western New York.

The heaviest snow will fall overnight into Tuesday with snowfall rates nearing 1″ per hour.

The record for snowfall on November 11 is 5.2″ – This will likely be broken Monday. Forecast for the entire storm will near 10″ for many with some isolated areas south of the thruway seeing a foot or more of snow by Tuesday Morning.


9AM-2PM: Snow ramps up and overspreads the area. An inch or two accumulation expected.

2PM-6PM: Heavier snow starts to develop and build up. Reduced visibility and snow on untreated roads.

6PM-2AM: Heaviest snow falls during this period with the potential for snowfall rates nearing 1″ per hour. Low visibility and difficult travel conditions.

TUESDAY 2AM-6AM: Rough and rugged conditions as we deal with areas of heavy snow, blowing snow, and wind chills into the teens. Lake effects will mean a few extra inches of accumulation.

6AM-NOON: Windy with blowing snow. Reduced visibility at times but no more widespread accumulation expected. A few locations may pick up another inch or two.

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