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Buffalo Snow Storm Pictures

Photographs show a lake effect storm approaching Buffalo, New York.

Published Feb 20, 2007


Claim:   Photographs show a lake effect storm approaching Buffalo, New York.

Status:   Undetermined.

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, February 2007]

These pictures of Buffalo in the snow are pretty cool.

Someone in Buffalo Division sent this to me who took pictures of Downtown Buffalo...

Here are a few Photo's of a Lake Effect storm blowing into downtown Buffalo. I thought they were interesting and I would share them with you.

If you are not from Buffalo the first picture shows the HSBC tower on the left of the photo, (the tall building) the Niagara section of the Thruway runs right next to it, milepost N 5.0 or so, and Route 5 (the Skyway) is there also. To the right of the photo the building that looks like a inverted cone is Buffalo City Hall easily visible from the Thruway at Milepost 5.8 or so.

If you are from Buffalo you know that we often have Lake Effect storms which cause white out conditions in one area, and in other areas the sun can be out. This often makes it hard for the people in the sunny areas to believe that the reports of limited or no visibility could possibly be true. These photos illustrate how a Lake effect blows in and the kind of conditions its creates in the affected area.

Origins:   Research in progress.

Last updated:   20 February 2007

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