A Winter Storm Watch has been issued Monday through Wednesday as snowfall totals start to come into focus.

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While it has been an active stretch of snowstorms for Upstate New York over the last few weeks, for the most part, the snow accumulations have been pretty manageable and more of a nuisance than anything.

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That trend will change with the next winter storm bearing down on Upstate New York Monday through Wednesday, bringing what is projected to be our biggest snowfall of the season.


National Weather Services Issues A Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service (NWS) has officially issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Capital Region and most of Upstate New York Monday afternoon into Wednesday morning.  Here is what NWS is saying about this storm:

This has the potential of being a long duration and high-impact snow event for eastern New York and western New England. Heavy wet snow combined with strong winds will likely lead to downed trees and power outages across the area. Please begin preparing now for this upcoming winter storm event.

How Much Snow Can the Capital Region and Surrounding Areas Expect?

According to NWS, most of the Capital Region and surrounding areas can expect a foot to a foot and a half of snow. Some areas west of Albany like Cobleskill and Duanesburg, as well as higher elevations in the Catskills and Adirondacks, could see up to 2 feet of snow. You can see the NWS snowfall prediction map for the region below:

So basically, take Sunday to grab some food and gas for the snowblower because it looks like some big snow days are coming our way!

Will This Storm Make Albany's All-Time Top 10 Snowfalls?

77" In 48 Hours - A Look At WNY's Record Breaking Lake Effect Snowstorm

The wet and heavy lake effect snowstorm pelted the area, making traveling impossible. Flights were canceled at Buffalo-Niagara Airport, causing headaches for travelers heading into the Thanksgiving holiday week. Driving bans are in effect in multiple WNY counties, making it illegal for employers to require their workers to commute.

Here’s some snapshots of what it looks like on the ground:

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