Snow Storm Approaching WNY
A snow storm is approaching Western New York in late April and is causing some people to think back to the October storm from 2006. The storm then knocked down trees and power lines, causing driving bans and leaving thousands without power for up to a week. With leaves starting to grow back on trees, a major snow storm could have the same effect.
The current forecast for Monday morning is for 8-12 inches to fall in the Southern Tier and for 3-5 inches to fall in northern Erie County. If 5 inches were to fall at the wrong time, it could create terrible driving conditions. If it is strong enough to bring down tree limbs, it could cause driving bans and leave some students home for the day.
Of course for us regular workers, the ideal storm would be 2 feet at 6am so that driving bans occur and Monday morning could be spent in bed as opposed to at the office. Time will tell, but I believe this will be like every other winter forecast that Buffalo gets, everyone overreacts and nothing actually causes a problem.