Storms drop 15 ins. to 21 ins. of snow upstate NY

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 1, 2013 at 10:15 am •  Published: February 1, 2013
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Parts of central New York have received up to 21 inches of snow and more is expected from lake-effect storms accompanied by windy conditions.

The National Weather Service reports that Perrysburg in Cattaraugus County, south of Buffalo, has gotten 18 inches of snow from storms blowing off Lake Erie. Forecasters have issued a lake-effect snow warning continues for southwestern New York until 6 p.m. Friday, with an additional 4 to 6 inches expected.

Areas of Lewis County near Lake Ontario's eastern end have received 21 inches of snow, while Booneville, north of Utica, has 14 inches from the latest storm.

Winds gusting to more than 60 mph on Thursday knocked out power to more than 20,000 utility customers across upstate New York. All but about 100 have had power restored.