The National Weather Service predicted the precipitation would begin before midnight. Some 8-12 inches were possible in the Buffalo metro area before daybreak.
The snow arrived right on time between 8 and 9 p.m., when the Winter Storm Warning went into effect for northern Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Orleans counties and it's going keep coming.
National Weather Service has posted watches and advisories throughout the weekend.
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It's the kind of cold capable of delivering frostbite in minutes, turn boiling water into frozen mist in a nanosecond, and even cold enough to freeze your eyelashes.
As Buffalo and the eastern suburbs continue to dig out today, a winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday for southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
The snow band parked itself over a stretch of the Buffalo metro area and pummeled it Thursday, dropping snow at a rate of 1 inch to sometimes 3 inches an hour.
See how much snow other communities are getting across the Western New York region.
The watch extends through Thursday evening, during which time southwesterly winds gusting to 40 mph will cause lake-effect snow bands to develop off Lake Erie.
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The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a winter weather advisory for Northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties. It will be in effect until 6 p.m.
"This is not normal," one meteorologist said. At least 55 reports of hurricane-force thunderstorm wind gusts over 75 mph were tracked across the Great Plains and Midwest.
Gusts that exceeded 70 mph have died down to about 60 in the early evening.
Those riding to the 8:15 p.m. game in SUVs and other higher profile vehicles will likely feel the impact, according to Phillip Pandolfo, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service
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A lake effect snow advisory is in place for portions of the Southern Tier through 7 a.m. Monday, with narrow but intense lake effect bands.
The most snow will arrive over the higher terrain and some localized totals may be greater, forecasters said Thursday.
Except for some lake-effect snow in parts of the Southtowns and Southern Tier on Monday, forecasters say it'll be mostly clear and dry through Thanksgiving morning.
Lake-effect snow bands are expected to form Monday and the whole area will likely get at least a dusting of snow, with several inches where the bands set up.
The lake-effect snow "will fall in relatively narrow bands," the National Weather Service said.
Southerly winds of 20 mph to 30 mph are expected, with gusts up to 50 mph.
The National Weather Service put out a call for volunteers to track precipitation using some basic training and equipment to help the agency better track rainfall, snowfall and hail.
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