- Steve Casimiro, Editor, Powder Magazine, 1987-1998
The quote above is one of my favorites and one that I often think of during major snow events. It came to mind this morning as I examined the snowfall totals for the Buffalo area so far, with maximum storm-total accumulations of more than 60 inches.
At the moment, it's actually not snowing in Buffalo. The camera image below shows the New York State Thruway near West Seneca, near the heart of the most intense snowfall. This is a major thoroughfare and one of the best maintained highways in America. They have finally carved a trough through the snow, but there's a lot of work still to do.
A few miles to the north accumulations are much lower and the road looks fine.
Although Buffalo can exhale this morning, more snow is expected later today, tonight, and tomorrow. At first, the snow will be of the widespread "garden variety" type, but later tonight, the lake-effect will return with another raging lake band possible. Below is the 4-km NAM forecast for 1200 UTC (0700 EST) tomorrow).
Bets on maximum total snowfall?