Lake-Effect Snowstorm ‘At The Top’ Of Historical Events: Storm Tracker

Lake-Effect Snowstorm ‘At The Top’ Of Historical Events: Storm Tracker

Storm tracker Brandon Clement says its gridlock on the roads of western New York with some areas of the state witnessing five feet of snow. Clement compares this historic snowstorm to an atmospheric river event in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Snowfall rates of 6 inches an hour are being reported in Erie County. #foxweather #weather #snowstorm #newyork

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32 Responses

  1. veeo987 says:

    I’m from Quebec and I’m used to snow. But 150 cm in 24h is just nuts. I think the worst I’ve seen is 50 cm in 24h. I hope these people will be well.

    • Machos Villas says:

      Im from the Mountains and this is nothing but the wind is what you guys are dealing with so drifts are likely horrible. Seems like no one was prepared for this

    • Linda Massey says:

      @wannabe to wasabe I’m 73 yrs old. When in primary school we were being taught metric, Celsius as we were told the U.S. was switching to this. It never happened. Why ?

    • Peter Darr says:

      @Undeadest Of course they’ll blame the excessive snow on “Global Warming” but give it a few days and it’ll be Russia’s fault.
      Give it a week and it’ll be Jan 6

    • MrDmadness says:

      Hey fellow Canadian, I’m from Winnipeg and can tell you back in 94 ws hot about that and we had to work shifts every 4 hours clearing the snow otherwise we would have been stuck in our house.. when it passed we could walk straight onto our roof from the snowbank that formed. I hope these people know that if they are stuck in their car / truck for heat tge need to shuttle back and fourth a few fet every few hours or the tailpipes get blocked up and pocketed co gets heavy.. potentially very dangerous especially if youre a trucker in a cab sleeping waiting it out. Stay safe everybody.

    • wannabe to wasabe says:

      @Cliff Nelson See my response above. Some areas of the earth are much warmer and the eastern U.S. coldness is due to warmer temps in the Arctic.

  2. Bobby-James Phason says:

    Wow. I’m a 16 year vet trucker & there’s NO way I would’ve risked it.

    They were warned well!

    Praying for all, still.

  3. Kesley Cottrell says:

    I live in the PA snowbelt. It’s amazing when the big snow comes. We got a 5 foot storm a couple years ago. The coolest thing is that everyone helps everyone. I have a plow on my F 250 and my neighbor has a Dodge with plow. We was out all day plowing out everybody on our road. There was some young folks shoveling roofs side walks etc. No money was taken. I know the same thing will be going down with this storm.

    • Phil Mabarak says:

      Thanks for sharing your story and your humanity and the same for your neighbors. May your generosity come back 100 fold.

    • Kesley Cottrell says:

      Don’t really know. I bought my truck used. It came with the plow. I have seen plows on all kinds of trucks even the small ones. Wish l could help you out more. Probably find a place that sells plows and they would have better info.

    • Bitemyshinny Metalass says:

      Are the plows expensive and can they be attached to any pickup truck. ?

    • Kesley Cottrell says:

      I bet you would do the same for your neighbors and town. I really hope these are the things anybody would do.

    • Brutus Barnabus says:

      Your state sucks. Rejects that sent a retard to D.C. 🖕🏻

  4. Andrew Avellino says:

    I’m in Niagara falls NY, as this is happening 11-18-22 @ 9pm. Mind you, only 10 miles north of Buffalo, just a 20 minute drive and no kidding there’s not even a dusting of snow out, I can still see my grass and all the roads are completely clear, crazy what a small difference in distance makes away from lake Erie.

  5. Arizona says:

    I love the snow. As a young man in Appalachian mountains I used to go outside once the sun came up until the sun went down. Loved the snow

  6. Jeanne Douglas says:

    You guys rock. Cozy here in Florida. From NY and looking to move back. Sure wish people stayed at home during such extreme weather though.

  7. Paul Mezhir says:

    Im in Niagara Falls, ten miles north of Buffalo. As a perfect illustration of the precise locality of lake-effect storms and the effects of the micro-climate nature in Western New York, I am looking outside now and in the past 24 hours, not a single flake of snow has fallen just north of Buffalo. Today was very cold but the sky was clear and sunny.

    Lake effect storms are a truly unique phenomenon, with their extreme locality. It’s something that many people would find very interesting. I’m content not having the need to travel to Buffalo or it’s southern and eastern suburbs….especially Hamburg, Orchard Park, West Seneca and East Aurora.

    • joe martucci says:

      Exactly I live in Tonawanda woke up to about 2 inches on the ground. No snow today so far. Was in north Buffalo not much there either

    • V says:

      Am in North Tonawanda and we got like an inch

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ says:

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
      ‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Paul Mezhir says:

      @utistudent099 I grew up here. I remember sledding off the roof of my aunt’s garage. We just dont get that kind of snow in NF anymore.

    • utistudent099 says:

      I remember walking down 4th Ave and taking a left on Military to La Salle Sr High School in January 1984 in a blizzard and that snow storm was amazing. That one clobbered the entire area pretty darn good. Lived in NF for 2 years as a kid and really liked it a lot

  8. Daisygirl1217 says:

    I just had to laugh! Being a native New Englander, I know just how horrible this situation must be! Hang in there NY!

  9. Lou Smith says:

    Was a kid in western PA in the ’40s and saw many blizzards in my life. Remember the 4 feet that came down in 24hrs in ’49 Pittsburgh? As kids, we thought the whole country did this! My worst was Grand Forks, ND – 50″ snow with 50mph wind over 4 days in the ’60s.

    • matts156 says:

      I remember a 3-ft snowstorm in 77 or 78. It stayed cold, so it was around for a while. Maybe it’s just my kid’s memory, but it seemed like once it snowed in the winters through the mid-to-late 70s, we didn’t see grass again until spring. I remember a lot of snow in the early-to-mid 80s as well.

    • FullyCharged says:

      According to these idiots, this has never happened before, and this is the biggest record ever in the history of mankind.

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ says:

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
      ‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Delores Taylor says:

      My brother was stationed in Grand Forks during the Cold War in the seventies. Men who veered of the path to their bunk during a blizzard were often found frozen if extreme caution wasn’t exercised.

  10. William says:

    I remember a few white outs in 2001 when I was stationed at Fort Drum, NY. That lake effect snow is insane. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

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