A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below. Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard Tuesday as more than 5 feet fell in parts of the city by early Wednesday.
Newsday, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 08:57 AM
Western New York residents have been told to prepare for the worst and to stockpile food and torches ahead of expected flooding as snow begins to melt. After a week of epic snowfall dumped 2 metres of snow on western New York, temperatures were climbing and state officials told residents on Saturday to prepare for flooding.
The Age, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 09:44 PM
A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads. More than 30 major roof collapses, most involving farm and flat-roof buildings, were reported overnight, officials said Friday, after snow Thursday brought the Buffalo area's three-day total to an epic 7 feet or more.
News Times, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 09:22 AM
Parts of New York measured the season's first big snowfall in feet, rather than inches, on Tuesday as nearly a metre of lake-effect snow blanketed the Buffalo area and forced the closure of a 212-kilometres stretch of the state Thruway. The waist-high snow blown by strong winds stopped even pedestrians in their tracks and motorists abandoned vehicles where they got stuck.
National Post, Tue, Nov 18 2014 @ 06:38 PM
The National Weather Service has now issued flood warnings for areas in and around Buffalo, New York hit last week by several feet of snow. The warning covers parts of five counties and forecasters say significant snowmelt is already starting, with temperatures forecast to hit 50 today and 60 tomorrow.
13WHAM, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 07:31 AM
After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out Friday, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain, temperatures up to 60 degrees and blocked catch basins. "We are preparing now for more flooding than we've seen in a long, long time," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
ABC News, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 04:45 PM
Sue Radka helps shovel out a friends driveway on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y. Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming. Mark Settlemyer, left, gets help clearing snow from the roof of his mother's house from Ken Wesley on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y. Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.
MySanAntonio.com, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 01:57 AM
After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees. Weather Service meteorologist Jon Hitchcock said there might be trouble with drainage as snow and the uncollected autumn leaves underneath blocked catch basins.
The Campbell Reporter, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 09:41 AM