After some nine hours free from snowfall, here comes up to 7 more inches – for everyone.
A general snowfall, spawned by a passing low pressure system, will drop 2 to 3 inches of “slow and steady” snow across the Buffalo Niagara region today and another 2 to 4 inches tonight.
The daylong wintry blast comes our way from the Ohio Valley after it dumped snow over Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Forecasters expect the system to affect areas from Virginia to Maine.
The National Weather Service posted winter weather advisories or warnings in the affected areas.
“Anyone who missed out on the lake effect will get this one,” said Jon Hitchcock, a meteorologist at the Weather Service’s Buffalo office.
Few places were spared from at least some lake-effect snow that started falling Tuesday, but some places collected more snow than others.
More fell in southeastern Erie County. In Colden, the snowfall measured 44 inches, followed by 33 inches in Wales, 31 inches in Boston, 26 inches in Springville and 20 inches in East Aurora.
Wyoming and Cattaraugus counties collected a lot of snow, too. In Perrysburg, the snowfall totaled 41 inches, followed by Varysburg, 37 inches; Warsaw, 33.5 inches; Little Valley, 24 inches; and Silver Springs, 20.9 inches, according to Weather Service reports.
Meanwhile, 6.7 inches fell at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Western New York played second fiddle to others areas in state, like around the Tug Hill Plateau, east of Lake Ontario, where 58 inches of snow fell in Redfield, Oswego County. Also, 56 inches of snow was recorded in Constableville, Lewis County, according to Weather Service reports.
After today, expect some additional “hit or miss” lake-effect snowfall Sunday in the Buffalo Niagara region when a northwesterly flow sets up, which could bring some accumulation off the lakes.