Snow Starts to Build in Oswego, New York, Amid 'Intense' Snow Warning

Heavy snow reduced visibility in parts of western New York on Thursday, November 17, after the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasted “intense” amounts of snow for the area.

Heavy lake-effect snow and gusty winds were expected on Thursday, with total snow accumulations of up to 4 feet expected in the Buffalo area by Sunday, the NWS said.

This footage was posted by storm chaser Sean Waugh, who said he captured it in Oswego on Thursday morning. It shows an NOAA mobile mesonet, “a vehicle intended to take surface observations of temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, and even solar radiation in and around storms and storm environments,” according to the NOAA. Credit: NOAA-NSSL Sean Waugh via Storyful

Video transcript

SEAN WAUGH: This is easily the most snow that this mesonet has ever seen. But even though it's only been snowing for a few hours, we're already getting snow curls on the bottom of the rack edge here. That's really fun.

This is easily the most snow that this mesonet has ever seen. But even though it's only been snowing for a few hours, we're already getting snow curls on the bottom of the rack edge here. That's really fun.

This is easily the most snow that this mesonet has ever seen. But even though it's only been snowing for a few hours, we're already getting snow curls on the bottom of the rack edge here. That's really fun

This is easily the most snow that this mesonet has ever seen. But even though it's only been snowing for a few hours, we're already getting snow curls on the bottom of the rack edge here. That's really fun.