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http://www.goerie.com/news/20171226/snow-emergency-declared-in-erie

 

A storm that has dumped 60 inches of snow on Erie since Sunday night will bring another heavy blast of lake-effect snow to portions of Erie County Tuesday night and Wednesday.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland is forecasting possible snow accumulation of an additional 7 inches Tuesday night and into the early morning Wednesday.

“We’ve got another lake-effect band offshore on Lake Erie that should be moving along the Erie shoreline this evening,″ said Cory Mottice, a meteorologist with the NWS in Cleveland. “You’ll see the heaviest snow through 3 a.m. Wednesday. After that, it will be light snow showers most of Wednesday.″

The weather service is forecasting 2 inches to 4 inches of snow in the Erie region on Wednesday.

5:35 p.m.

What will Erie do with all its snow?

Dale Robinson, Erie County’s Emergency Management coordinator, said the city of Erie will likely follow its standard procedure of dumping all of this excess snow into Presque Isle Bay near the Erie Wastewater Treatment Plant. Snow can also be placed in large fields if needed.

Though the forecast shows no immediate warm-ups, Robinson said the county will have to prepare for such a scenario, which could lead to flooding and several other problems.

5:28 p.m.

As of 5 p.m., National Weather Service is reporting that Erie has received 97 inches of snow in December.

 

Erie Snowfall By the Numbers: 
Inches this season, 92.5. 
Inches this month, 92. 
Snowfall in inches between 7 p.m. Christmas Eve and 1 p.m. Tuesday, 56.5. Snowfall on Christmas Day, 34 inches.
Previous record for snowfall in December, 66.9 inches.#ErieLive

 

5:16 p.m.

The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority will discontinue bus service at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

EMTA said it made the decision because of the worsening weather conditions and for the safety of its employees.

EMTA had already limited its service during the day Tuesday:

 

  • Routes 14, 16, 105 and 229 will not be running Tuesday and all rural Erie County service has been canceled.
  • The Intermodal Transit Center will not be serviced.
  • Route 3 will stay on Peach Street due to impassable parking lots and side streets.
Read the rest at the link above. That is a crazy amount of snow!


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That sucks. I suggest moving to a more temperate area.



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This is what happens when you ban snoopy.

In all seriousness I pray for everyones safety



I wish we would have gotten at least 1 inch of snow here....instead we experienced 50 inches of hurricane harvey's wrath earlier in the year....



    

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I've been through these things before, it's not that big of a deal. The plow trucks will salt the roads and clear them and people will huddle inside by fires for a day or two. It's only ever serious is people lose power and don't have a fire place.



The title should be "... in Erie, Pennsylvania."



BasilZero said:
I wish we would have gotten at least 1 inch of snow here....instead we experienced 50 inches of hurricane harvey's wrath earlier in the year....

I cant exactly remember the specific number, but I thought I heard somewhere that due to snow taking up more space and having less water in it than raindrops, 10 or 12 inches of snow is equivalent to an inch of rain. This means that if it were to snow in Houston and the ground temperature was cold enough to keep the snow on the ground, there could have been 500-600 inches of snow (roughly 41 2/3-50 feet of snow).

And to think where I live people complain about 6 or more inches. lol