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Lake Effect Snow Watch Thursday Night into Friday

Lake Effect Snow Watch Thursday Night into Friday

 

BUFFALO, NY 330 PM EST WED DEC 7 2011 - You knew it had to happen eventually. The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow watch  -- somewhere between an advisory and a warning – for late Thursday night through early Thursday evening.

According to the statement, the watch is in effect for Niagara, Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties but there remains some uncertainty as to the exact placement and intensity of the lake effect snow. Accumulations of 2 to 4 inches Thursday night and 3 to 5 inches Friday lead to storm totals of 5 to 9 inches expected in the most persistent lake snows.

The heaviest snow is expected to shift from north to south over the course of the day, but only a small change in wind direction will result in changes to expected snowfall, forecasters say.

Visibilities as low as a quarter-mile at times are possible. The Friday morning commute may be very difficult in the Buffalo metro area.

Battered by Hail

Battered by Hail

From WGRZ Facebook Fan Chloe Ann Young:

Someone is getting belted by precipitation -- I'm downtown NF, looking north across the Gorge into Canada and Lewiston areas.

 

(Submitted at about 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011)

We Want Your Irene Updates!

We Want Your Irene Updates!

Hurricane Irene is expected to impact over 65 million people over the next several days and there is no question that this could be one of the most serious storms to hit the eastern seaboard in half a century if the forecast holds true.

With Western New Yorkers all over the United States, 2 Your Town is asking you the viewers to help keep us in the loop of what is going on from the ground level. 

Send us your pictures, videos, and updates on the conditions you or your loved ones are seeing from the hurricane’s path.

To stay updated on the storm from other areas, check out our sister stations in Jacksonville, Washington DC and Portland, Maine.

Niagara Falls Memorial Day Parade

Niagara Falls Memorial Day Parade

This year the Niagara Falls Memorial day parade will be held: Saturday May 28,2011. The Parade will assemble 10am at the city market (19th Street and Pine Avenue)

The parade will step off 11am sharp and will proceed east up Pine Avenue towards Hyde Park Blvd. The parade will end Hyde Park Grounds) at Pine Avenue and Robbins Drive.

A Veterans Ceremony will be held immediately at the parade end on the site of the new Veterans Memorial to be constructed. A full status report of phase 1 of the Veterans Memorial will announced. Application for active duty, retired, reserve, veterans who are serving or have served in the US Military will be available.  For more information you may email  mrimmen@sysr.com or  nfvmc1@gmail.com

Boom Days 2011!

Boom Days 2011!

Festivities get underway at 6:30pm, Friday, April 15, as three local landmarks – Harry’s Harbour Place Grille, Pearl Street Grille and Templeton Landing.

Compete in a Boom Days Ball Race as we launch three 5-foot in diameter balls into the Niagara River over the railing of the E.M. Cotter, the world’s oldest operating fireboat. Join in the excitement of the race at each participating restaurant as they offer food and drink specials from 6-9pm or follow the action on 97 Rock. The restaurant with the first ball to go over Niagara Falls will be offering additional specials to visiting patrons.

For more information:http://bnriverkeeper.org/boomdays/