While it won't bring a crazy amount of snow, winter storm Heather will bring more fresh powder to the Empire State on Tuesday.

Updated January 16, 2024 @ 6:55 am: National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory Through 4pm Today (January 16, 2024)

It is starting to feel more like winter in Upstate New York!


After a mild start to the season in December, we have seen a good run of cold weather and a run of storms to kick off 2024. That run continues this week as winter storm Heather heads towards the North East.

First Season's Snowfall In Berlin
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National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Capital Region and surrounding areas that expires at 7 pm today, according to News Channel 13. 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to fall today impacting both the morning and evening commutes, with the heaviest snowfall late this morning into the afternoon.

As far as other areas of New York, the Weather Channel says New York City and the Hudson Valley will also see 1 to 3 inches, while the Buffalo and New York Cities could also see 1 to 3.

What is our next opportunity for snow? News Channel 13 is tracking more possible snowfall on Friday!

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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See The 10 Biggest April Snowfalls In Albany History [RANKED]

In Upstate New York, you can never feel fully secure that snow is completely done until late spring. While we usually do not see a ton of snow in April, it is not unheard of. And if history tells us anything, a big April snowstorm is always possible. We have had a few April doozies over the years, and here are the top 10 April snowfalls on record in Albany according to the National Weather Service.

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Albany's Top 10 Snowiest Winters Of All Time [RANKED]

Another Upstate New York winter is upon us. And while it is popular for forecasters to predict a cold and snowy winter ahead, how much snow would it actually take to make it an all-time winter when it comes to big a big snowfall total for the season? In the average winter, the National Weather Service (NWS_ says we get 59.2 inches of snow in Albany. We will have to crush that number this winter for the season ahead to make this NWS top 10 list of our snowiest Albany winters on record.

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