JAMESTOWN – Some areas across Chautauqua County recorded a foot of snow overnight Monday amid a winter storm impacting the east coast.
So far, the Town of Portland has recorded the highest amount in Chautauqua County with viewers reporting a foot of snowfall.
In the south county, WNY News Now contributor Chautauqua Weather Today’s Shawn Sweatman reports around seven inches of snow in Jamestown, six and a half inches in Gerry, around eight inches in Cassadaga, nine inches in Stockton, and eight inches in Ellery.
Other areas, like in Randolph, lodged around six and a half inches as well.
The snow is expected to lighten up Monday afternoon, however gusty winds and Lake Effect Snow is forecasted for the afternoon and evening hours.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. on Monday night.
Winds gusting as high as 40 m.p.h. will produce significant blowing and drifting snow, especially this afternoon and tonight.
Travel is difficult with deep snow cover on roads and very poor visibility.