Buffalo extreme lake-effect snow blizzard covers car in ice (pictures and videos)

Heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the Southern Tier and the southern half of Erie County on Monday with two feet or more of snow.

Now it’s Buffalo’s turn. The Buffalo metro area is about to get hit by widespread snow, followed by lake effect snow, throughout the day Tuesday.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

A lake-effect snow warning is in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday for Buffalo.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

Niagara County, particularly the southern part, is also expected to get hit by the snow and wind Tuesday.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

An Alberta clipper is expected to bring widespread snow to Western New York, from the Pennsylvania border to the Lake Ontario shore.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

Look at the ice car on video:

Strong, blustery winds, could gust as high as 40 mph.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

By late afternoon or evening, that widespread snow is going to morph into another round of lake effect.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

And this one is expected to settle over metro Buffalo with totals for the day ranging from four to eight inches.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

We could have blizzard-like conditions in the lake-effect bands.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

Visibility was expected to be terrible Tuesday, particularly around the evening rush hour time – no more than a few hundred feet.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

Tuesday night, a lake-effect band is expected to set up across the ski country region, bringing four to seven inches of additional snow.

Wednesday

During the day Wednesday, the area may see another six to nine inches.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

The snow band will move its way north through southern Erie County and then hit Buffalo by night time again, leaving another six inches to a foot of snow in the city.

Southern Erie may get as much as one to two feet during Wednesday.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

Thursday and Friday

The lake-effect band is expected to taper off during the overnight hours Wednesday into Thursday.

Friday, there’s a “slight chance” of snow showers.

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Extreme lake effect storm blizzard engulfs Buffalo. Photo: Buffalo News

Saturday

It’s not until Saturday when the temperatures look like they’ll ease up and leave us with a mix of light rain or snow showers.

Buffalo was also engulfed by an extreme blizzard in November 2014.

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