Winter in April: Heavy Snow Heads for Western NY

Apr 23, 2012

Forecasters say some trees and power lines could be dragged down by heavy, wet snow expected to pile up as much as a foot deep in parts of western New York by Tuesday morning.

Shawn Smith of the National Weather Service in Buffalo says a storm moving up the East Coast will bring snow to western New York throughout the day Monday. By the time it peters out Tuesday, there may be 7 to 14 inches of snow in higher elevations of western New York, 5 to 9 inches in Buffalo, and 3 to 5 inches in Rochester.

Eastern and northern New York are expected to get rain, although there may be some snow in the northern Adirondack Mountains. A flood watch is in effect for the Hudson Valley.

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