November 19, 2022 – 11:38 PM
By Saturday morning, nearly two meters of snow in the first major winter storm fell in some New York state settlements, paralyzing affected areas, and more snow is expected, MTI wrote.
According to data from the US National Weather Service, 196 cm of snow was reported in Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, located next to Lake Erie, and 180 cm of snow was reported from Natural Bridge, which is close to Lake Ontario.
And the Meteorological Service indicated that another snow storm will hit western New York state on Sunday and the first half of next week, with new snowfall expected by about 40 centimeters near Lake Erie and about 60 centimeters on the shores of Lake Ontario. Winter weather warnings are in effect for five states in the northeastern United States.
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul on Saturday asked people living in the affected area of the state to stay home for the next 4-5 days and get enough food.
The blizzard disrupted public transportation and many flights were cancelled.
Due to severe weather, Buffalo’s American professional football team’s game on Sunday against arch-rival Cleveland was moved to Detroit, after their stadium was also covered with dozens of centimeters of snow.
The blizzards in New York State were caused by the so-called “lake effect,” the gist of which is that steam over Lake Erie and Lake Ontario is blown by icy winds over coastal areas, where it sometimes snows with thunder and lightning.
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