Still No Snow in the Hudson Valley. But Could Other Parts of New York State Get 4 Feet?
Some in the Hudson Valley have called this the "year without winter". However, many other parts of the state have still had their share of snow this season. And according to meteorologists, the worst could be on the way over the next few days.
High winds and blizzard conditions blasted parts of western and northern Thursday. The storm won't let up soon, as some forecasters say parts of the Tug Hill Plateau, east of Lake Ontario, could get over four feet by Saturday. Snow lovers, maybe it's time to make your ski plans there?
These lake effect snow storms are known to drop very heavy amounts of snow in some areas, while others, not far away, could only see a few inches. This is just a way of life for many in that part of New York state. Some areas downwind from Lake Erie could see around 10 to 20 inches.
Rough seas are also expected, as parts of Lake Ontario could see waves over 20 feet during the storm.
Wind will also be an issue, with some gusts exceeding 60 M.P.H. And that goes for most of the northeast, including the Hudson Valley. So, while snow isn't in the forecast in this part of the state, high winds could still bring down trees and power lines across the area.
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