Lake effect snow advisory issued, hazardous weather outlook
Submitted by Billie Owens on December 30, 2013 - 5:22pm
A lake effect snow advisory for Genesee County had been issued by the National Weather Service from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Three to five inches of snow are possible, with a quick burst of lake effect snow expected Tuesday morning, and winds are expected to be 15 to 25 mph out of the Southwest. Visibility may be as low as a half mile at times.
The weather service says travel conditions will quickly deteriorate with snow-covered roads and poor visibility in snow and blowing snow.
With lake effect snow, the weather can vary from locally heavy snow in narrow bands to clear skies just a few miles away. If traveling across the region, be prepared for rapid changes in road and visibility conditions.
The hazardous weather advisory says:
"An area of low pressure moving from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic and Southern New England will bring widespread accumulating snow to the region Wednesday night through Friday. Very cold weather will persist much of the week from Tuesday night through Friday. Wind chills will occasionally become very cold -- especially toward the end of the week."