The Buffalo snowpocalypse

Farther afield: As you've probably heard, Buffalo is getting hammered by lake effect snow today. That's created some crazy scenes, like the one above of a "wall of snow" advancing on the city. Here are a few more views.

As of around noon today, parts of the Buffalo area have already gotten roughly four feet of snow.

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One for the record books. Even by our standards - where 12 inches means we'll be 10 minutes late to work - this is a big one. City of Buffalo is barely getting grazed, but just south and east where I live, it's been nonstop since last night. A measured 42" and counting.

I am in Buffalo now holed up at the Holiday Inn by the airport. Hasn't snowed here since early morning. Only about 4 or 5 inches here but just a couple miles to the south they have got up to 48 inches (in less than 18 hours) and still snowing hard. A serious situation as there is a travel ban for all roads south of the airport, cars stranded on main roads as well as thruway and crews can't keep up. National Guard has been dispatched to assist. This makes even our worst noreasters look like a sunny day in the park. Hoping thruway heading east opens up tomorrow and I can get back to Albany!

I guess we have a new benchmark for the AOA Winter Weather Advisories. The 4-6" of gunk that freaks everyone out isn't even on the scale if this is the top end...

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