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Temperatures in the teens Wednesday, more snow headed south of Buffalo

Those who have more snow will be given even more.

By late Wednesday, another foot of lake-effect snow accumulation is possible in the higher elevations along the Chautauqua Ridge.

Southtowns residents could top their snowpiles with an additional 6 inches, the National Weather Service forecasts.

Both areas remained under a lake-effect snow warning through 7 p.m. Wednesday.

All that snow sits just fine with Joe Ignacio, a recent transplant from Florida who snowblowed areas of Orchard Park’s village business district Tuesday.

“I think it’s great,” Ignacio said of the snow. “I’m sure it will get old, but it’s fun for now.”

The new snowfall is the result of a deep pool of frigid air that rushed in behind Tuesday’s passing storm system.

Lake-effect snow totals are expected to be tempered because of the northwesterly wind direction, but that’s also expected to bring the coldest air of the season into Western New York.

Wednesday’s high temperature isn’t forecast to escape the upper teens. With a brisk westerly wind, it’s expected to feel like its in the single digits. The average high for the day is 37 degrees.

Temperatures overnight will bottom out near 12 degrees, get back to near 20 on Thursday and drop into the low teens again Thursday night.

Thank an Arctic boundary – a secondary cold front – pushing through for that.

“It’s just an extra burst of cold air,” said Dave Zaff, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

While the cold is expected to afflict the entire region, the heaviest of the lake-effect snow will again be centered mainly south of metro Buffalo.

“We’re pushing it back to make room for more,” said Fred J. Piasecki Jr., Orchard Park’s highway superintendent, said of the snow that had fallen Tuesday.

Orchard Park drew national attention Sunday when more than 16 inches of snow fell, much of it during the Buffalo Bills’ overtime win over Indianapolis at New Era Field.

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Then, a general snowfall brought several more inches across the region by Tuesday morning.

Mayville picked up 7 inches, Hamburg got 5 and North Tonawanda registered 4.1.

Only about 1 to 4 inches is forecast Wednesday across areas of the Niagara Frontier, which remained under a winter weather advisory through 1 p.m. Wednesday. Those areas included northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties, the weather service said.

Storm supplies at some Southtowns stores were already dwindling Tuesday from a nearly week-long blitz of on-again, off-again lake-effect snow.

At Arthur’s True Value Hardware on West Quaker Street in Orchard Park, larger two-stage snowblowers were quickly snapped up by shoppers, but it still had some smaller snow blowers available.

“We do have everything still in stock, but because of the rush, obviously, we’ve got a big order coming,” said Joe Wales, president of the hardware store. “I’ve already talked to the delivery team and said ‘don’t be surprised in the driver is a little late, because he’s coming up from Cleveland.”

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