By Kyle Elliott AccuWeather Meteorologist
31st January 2019, 3:24:14 AM EST
With the Arctic's worst eruption shaking the Midwest and the Northeast with dangerously cold air for many years, the areas will continue to exist before the Great Lakes wind to be buried by deep sea effect snow.
With no cold air yet this winter, much of the Great Lakes are not frozen, opening the door to lake-effect snow as the icy air streams in during this week.
"The very cold air temperatures over the warmer waters of the Great Lakes will cause tight but intense snowbands with lake views to flow into Thursday night," said AccuWeather meteorologist Courtney Travis.
An intense lake-effect snow band pulled back over Buffalo, New York, and created Blizzard conditions with visibility up to a sixteenth of a mile on Wednesday.
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On Thursday morning the strongest snow band south of Buffalo should move. Another intense snow track will flow east of Lake Ontario hammering the Tug Hill region of New York at snowfall speeds of 3 to 5 inches per hour.
These two bands oscillate a few miles on Thursday night.
Because These two bands will flood the same areas with dazzling whiteouts and very heavy snowfall for 36 to 48 hours. At the end of this sea-effect event, snow may be measured in meters instead of inches or feet.
Pulaski and Sandy Creek, New York, can receive between 3 and 6 feet of snow. Up to 4 meters of snow can only fall 5 to 10 miles south of Buffalo.
In addition to the Erie and Ontario snowbands, some locations off the Michigan and Superior lakes may receive several meters of snow. The strongest snow in the western Great Lakes falls until Thursday, before the wind changes on Friday.
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Residents living in areas expected to be hit by snow should now prepare and have both an emergency generator and an emergency kit at hand to avoid being left stranded in case of power outages.
In extreme cold With cutting winds, a dangerous and life-threatening situation can occur in the event of a power failure or outdoors in the snow.
At temperatures of 10 or 20 degrees, frostbite can occur in a matter of minutes, Fahrenheit below zero, and anyone who drives outside to shovel the snow should be careful to wear many layers and take frequent breaks.
"In addition, freezing ice can form on the rivers along the river this week, increasing the risk of flooding in surrounding communities," added Travis.
Motorists, Those traveling through western New York on I-81 and 90 and west through Michigan on I-196 should be prepared in red so that the visibility of the lane can drop from kilometer to foot within a few seconds.
Whiteouts as well as blowing and snow-wiping due to the gusty wind threaten to force roadblocks and sometimes make this almost impossible and extremely dangerous week.
Those who do not have four-wheel drive may not be able to go through the deep snow and see even those who ride with it places that are simply impassable.
There should be a high-pressure area in the middle by Friday -talantic states and cause that the strong, persistent winds weaken and change direction, ending the event with the effect of the lake.
Another snow group will move east from Minneapolis to Chicago and then later this week as a lake to Philadelphia and Philadelphia -effect snow intersects.
Fortunately, this weekend, a brief appearance of unusually mild air can quickly flow into parts of the Midwest and Northeast to melt some snow and provide an ideal setting for cleaning.
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