Lake Effect Snow May Bury Parts Of Upstate New York

Winter isn’t slowing down for upstate New York.

Forecasters say a blizzard blowing across the Great Lakes will dump four feet of snow on upstate region today. The National Weather Service is predicting a massive amount of lake-effect snow, caused by freezing air blowing over warm water, complete with 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts and whiteout conditions.

Hardest hit will be the Tug Hill Plateau north of Syracuse, which could accumulate up to four feet of snow by tonight. Blizzard warnings are in effect throughout the region for this afternoon. Snowfall rates during the blizzard could top five inches an hour.

Source: CBS News

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