posted on Nov, 20 2014 @ 12:10 AM
a reply to: randyvs
I used to live in Buffalo. In fact, in the very area walloped by this killer-storm. And, in fact, long ago, once woke up to snow covering our
first-floor windows (storm no where near as bad as this one.)
What you're seeing is the most fierce lake effect snow storm in anyone's memory or recorded weather.
Lake Erie had no ice coverage. Intense cold-winds wiped across that long-narrow lake, picking up moisture/snow, and dumping it south of Buffalo. This
was more intense than ever before because the air was really cold, and the lake was well-over freezing temps.
If not for the lake, there would have been 2-4 inches of snow.