It is hard to believe, but just a couple of weeks ago we were on track to have one of the least snowy winters on record in Albany. After a pretty much uneventful December and January as far as winter precipitation, Old Man Winter has definitely been making up for lost time.
More Snow & Winter Precipitation Tracking Towards New York
According to the Weather Channel, another country-crossing winter storm is brewing. This latest weather event could potentially bring snow to most of Upstate New York on Saturday and a wintry mix to lower elevations in Albany down the Hudson Valley and New York City.
Snowfall accumulations for this one appear to be a modest few inches at this point, but they will come more into focus later this week. Regardless, it looks like March the lion will be holding on a little bit longer before transforming into March the lamb.
77" In 48 Hours - A Look At WNY's Record Breaking Lake Effect Snowstorm
The wet and heavy lake effect snowstorm pelted the area, making traveling impossible. Flights were canceled at Buffalo-Niagara Airport, causing headaches for travelers heading into the Thanksgiving holiday week. Driving bans are in effect in multiple WNY counties, making it illegal for employers to require their workers to commute.
Here’s some snapshots of what it looks like on the ground:
Albany's Top 10 Snowiest Winters Of All Time [RANKED]
Another Upstate New York winter is upon us. And while it is popular for forecasters to predict a cold and snowy winter ahead, how much snow would it actually take to make it an all-time winter when it comes to big a big snowfall total for the season? In the average winter, the National Weather Service (NWS_ says we get 59.2 inches of snow in Albany. We will have to crush that number this winter for the season ahead to make this NWS top 10 list of our snowiest Albany winters on record.
The Capital Region's Worst Roads To Drive In The Snow
Driving in the Capital Region can be a chore in the warmer months. But during the winter, there are some roads local drivers would rather avoid. That applies when the snow falls and in some cases when our wintertime nemesis, pool-sized potholes, begin reproducing like rabbits! Here are the worst Capital Region roads to navigate while driving in the snow according to YOU.