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    Accumulating Snow Reaches Buffalo, Niagara Falls Sunday

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    November 27, 2012, 6:52:13 AM EST

    Accumulating snow will avoid Buffalo and Niagara Falls today, but the same cannot be said when this long Thanksgiving holiday weekend comes to an end Sunday.

    While the lake-effect snow machine is in full gear across the Great Lakes, Buffalo and Niagara Falls will not have anything more than a passing snow shower into this evening.

    The bitter northwesterly winds that turned on the lake-effect snow machine typically do not direct the heaviest snow bands at these two cities.

    Sunday is when snow will whiten Buffalo and Niagara Falls for the first time this winter season.

    The combination of a clipper system arriving from the upper Great Lakes and enhancement from Lake Erie will lead to 2 to 4 inches of snow in Buffalo with a coating to an inch in Niagara Falls.


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    The snow will accumulate the most in the afternoon as the heaviest snow shifts from the Ski Country communities in southwestern New York to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, putting holiday travelers at risk for slick roadways and reduced visibility.

    Those traveling by air may also encounter flight delays.

    The snow will taper to lighter flurries on Sunday night with a dry, but chilly day to follow for Monday. A bit of snow may return to Buffalo and Niagara Falls on Tuesday if a stormy solution pans out for the Northeast.

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