The massive winter blizzard is packing a punch across Western New York.

The blizzard has brought hurricane-force wind gusts already to the area and is expected to continue through today and tomorrow.

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The strongest wind gust for far today was recorded in Lackawanna when the winds reached 79 miles per hour. That is about the same speed most people drive along the 90.


Other parts of Western New York were not spared from the wind. Gusts of over 65 miles per hour were recorded at five other cities in Western New York.  


Of course with all that rain also comes huge drops in temperatures across the area with wind chills dropping to below zero in some parts of Western New York.


The wind is also causing whiteout conditions which have led to the closing of several major roads and highways and travel bans have been issued for parts of Western New York as well.

The good news is that much of this blizzard weather will move out of the area by Sunday. There will still be a chance of lake effect snow and some wind issues on Monday before we will see a warm across Western New York late next week.

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