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Snowfall Winding Down Along Great Lakes

UPDATED 7:15 PM EST, January 14, 2012

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Dustin Devine

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The second wintry blast in two weeks is winding down across the East, but not before blanketing the Great Lakes in plenty of snowfall. A bit more of the white stuff is expected today before it all comes to an end.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Bryan Karrick has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug Winter Weather Outlook Video.

Heavy snow has been falling since Friday morning along the shores of the Great Lakes, making travel difficult and producing copious delays at the airports across the region. The snow is thanks to a broad upper-level low spinning in place across southern Canada. Strong northwesterly winds delivered a punch of colder air from the Arctic, which combined with moisture along a cold front to produce wintry weather. The snow was also enhanced as it passed over the relatively warmer waters of the Great Lakes.

The cold front has exited the scene, leaving just the lake-effect aspect of the snowfall this afternoon. As winds begin to shift out of the west, the bands of snow will tag along, meandering along the lakeshores. This will bring the heavy snow to an end in locations such as Cleveland and Syracuse, and it will instead take aim at the New York southern tier.

Another 1 to 3 inches are expected across central New York before it comes to an end, with 3 to 5 inches along the New York and Pennsylvania shores of Lake Erie. Ohio`s lakeshore is in line to see possibly as much as 6 to 10 inches of snow as lake-effect snow bands are expected to last longer there.

For this, Winter Storm Warnings stretch along the shore of Lake Erie from Cleveland to Erie, Pa.

Lake Effect Snow Advisories are also in place across central New York, including Syracuse and Ithaca.

After a start to winter that was seemingly un-winter-like and lacking in snow, this storm has been a quick reminder of what winter is supposed to be like in the Midwest. Buffalo has recorded 8 inches of snow since Friday, and Perrysburg, N.Y., saw 24.5 inches of snow. Oswego, N.Y., measured 8 inches of fresh powder, while 5-8 inches fell around Erie, Pa., and 3 to 5 inches fell east of Cleveland.

As the cold front moves further away from the Great Lakes, the winds whipping up the snow will subside this afternoon, bringing an end to the wintry weather. While the snow will take a brief respite, a few more days of the bone-chilling cold can be expected as temperatures hover in the 20s and 30s.

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