Snowfall totals have now hit 3 feet in Orchard Park, New York, which is just south of Buffalo.
“Two intense plumes of lake effect snow with snowfall rates of at least 3 inches per hour will continue northeast of [Lake Erie and Lake Ontario] through tonight,” the National Weather Service office in Buffalo said Friday morning. “Periodic thundersnow will remain possible near the lakes through tonight, as well as areas of blowing snow with winds gusting to 35 mph.”
Buffalo's airport reported heavy thundersnow in the last hour and visibility of only a quarter-mile.
Here is an updated preliminary list of the snowfall totals across parts of New York over the last 48 hours, according to the National Weather Service:
- Orchard Park: 36.0”
- Hamburg: 33.9”
- Blasdell: 31.0”
- Wales: 26.3”
- Angola: 22.0”
- South Buffalo: 19.5”