WARSAW, N.Y. (WIVB) — Portions of Warsaw and surrounding areas saw up to a foot of snow Sunday night, which seemed to surprise some folks in the village. But despite the mid 70s they saw here as recent as Friday, many said they’re ready for winter.
The weekend’s sudden change in weather made for a harsh reality, especially for folks who were treated to mid-70s and sunshine Friday, only to be walloped by lake effect snow Sunday.
“It’s Warsaw, it’s upstate New York, but I still had a basement window open,” said Monica Herman, of Warsaw. “I found that last night because it was 70 and hot down there.”
Monica was taking her dog Bear out for his afternoon walk Monday. Bear didn’t seem to mind the change.
“I’m ready for it,” she said. “I had my boots out. I had my coats out. It can happen really fast.”
Most seemed upbeat by the snow, and abrupt change in weather, especially a group of teens who took to the hill of a local park on an unexpected day off.
“We had a snow day this morning,” said Connor Purdy, 13, of Warsaw. “We were psyched to find out that we could be alcohol to go sledding today after just got off in 70-degree weather the other day.”
“Tomorrow we have a half day and then we have the rest of the week off,” he added. “That’s awesome.”
Though main roads, like the Thruway south of Rochester were mostly clear by early Monday, there were others that received a persistent coating of ice and snow.
That combined with high winds caused a three-car crash on Interstate 390 near the Avon exit. No one was injured.
The lake effect snow warnings continued for some of the outlying counties until very early Tuesday morning. And although it didn’t snow nearly as heavily Monday in Wyoming County, that could certainly change with just a subtle change in the wind.