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Wednesday, November 26

Thanksgiving Travel Weather

Written by: Brian Neudorff

Update: From now until 9am we are live blogging on

AAA estimates that 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this week. That's a slight decrease of 600,000, or 1.4%, from last year. Whether you are traveling or someone is traveling to visit you, if you live in Western New York or around the Eastern Great Lakes travel could be slick at times, just depending on where you are.

If you will be traveling or know someone who will be here are a few sites that might help you prepare for your journey.

For road conditions:
New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio

For Weather conditions, traffic information & various web cams & traffic cams:

National Weather Service Radar Sites:

National Weather Service Offices in Buffalo, NY, Cleveland, OH & Binghamton, NY

Areas that look to be the worst today and overnight will be off the eastern shores of both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. There are lake effect snow warnings for Erie, Chautauqua, & Cattaraugus counties in ew York also that is extended into Erie county Pennsylvania including the city of Erie, PA. So if you are traveling the I-90 thruway from Buffalo to Cleveland, OH you could experience some heavy snow squalls. From my experience, these blasts of snow can cause whiteouts and the highway can become very hazardous without warning. I am not saying you need to stay home but be cautious, slow your speed down and be aware of all the drivers around you. If you have a travel question feel free to email us at, follow us on Twitter: StormWatch8_wx or leave a comment and we will try to answer it for you.

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