Snow is coming to New York this weekend and parts of the state could see historic amounts of it.

A warm November has led to record warm temperatures in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and with a massive artic, cold front set to sweep over the lakes, lake effect snow is expected in feet not inches.

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According to the National Weather Service, several towns in New York could see several feet of snow over the next three or four days. The City of Buffalo is looking at two or three feet while in Watertown, they could up to 30 inches by the end of the weekend.


 

The Weather channel's Jim Cantore is also predicting plenty of snow for the "Snow Belts" in New York.

 

So what is lake effect snow? It is snow caused by a cold front moving over warm lake water.

Because of the storm, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has issued a state of emergency for those areas expecting snow this weekend.

Please avoid traveling in the areas affected by the snow if possible.

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