Buffalo Bills weather for Monday after game postponed: Details

Buffalo Bills weather for Monday after game postponed: Details

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While moving the Buffalo Bills-Pittsburgh Steelers Wild Card game to Monday afternoon will avoid the worst of Western New York’s winter storm, attendees can still expect extremely cold conditions and additional snow.

Sunday’s forecast called for 8 to 12 inches of snow falling every 12 hours. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the game would be moved one day to Monday during a news conference in downtown Buffalo on Sunday, due to dangerous conditions.

What will teams and fans face on Monday? The terms will not be as clear as you think.

How much snow is expected for the Bills vs. Steelers game?

There will be bands of lake effect snow over the city of Buffalo and toward Buffalo Niagara International Airport to start the day Monday, said David Thomas, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Buffalo. Bands of snow will then rise to the north, away from Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park during the afternoon. An additional 2 to 4 inches of snow will fall in the area on Monday.

“The bands there will weaken on Monday and will likely be north of the Orchard Park area,” Thomas said.

Additional snow is expected in the late hours of the night for fans as they return home after the game. The winter storm warning for Erie County expires Monday morning.

Wind conditions for Bills playoff game

Not only will there be less snow in the forecast Monday, but there will also be more favorable wind conditions. On Monday afternoon, winds will blow southwest at 15 mph, with gusts between 20 and 25 mph.

Weather forecast for Buffalo Bills game: temperature, wind chill

While wind and snow conditions will be more favorable on Monday, it will still be very cold, especially compared to the mild start of winter. Highs are expected to be in the upper teens, and even modest winds will produce wind chills in the low single digits, Thomas said.

“Anyone traveling or outside Monday evening should dress in warm layers and be prepared for those cold temperatures,” Thomas said.

The National Weather Service recommends several ways to stay warm during low, windy weather.

  • Stay dry by wearing a waterproof top layer and waterproof shoes.
  • Stay warm by wearing a hat and gloves or gloves.
  • Wear loose layers to insulate yourself from trapped air.

What would the circumstances have been if the Bills game had not been moved?

During Hochul’s press conference on Saturday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz explained the reasons behind postponing the Bills’ home playoff game. The travel ban came into effect at 9pm on Saturday.

“We want our bills to win, but we don’t want 60 to 70,000 people traveling to a soccer game under horrific conditions,” Poloncarz said.

AccuWeather issued a statement Friday evening warning of dangerous lake effect snow conditions at home game time. The concern was for the safety of players and fans during the game or traveling before and after, said Bernie Rayno, AccuWeather’s chief video meteorologist.

“Travel in this heavy snow band will be next to impossible, and some motorists may be stranded, which could quickly escalate into a life-threatening emergency, as we tragically saw in the Buffalo area during the pre-Christmas blizzard of 2022,” he said. In a statement.

The storm is expected to be a full blown blizzard within the densest range of lake-impact snow, with snow falling at a rate of 2 to 3 inches or more per hour, causing a complete whiteout in the middle, AccuWeather Meteorologist John Porter said. Wind gusts of 50 mph.

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more: Weather forces Bills’ playoff game against Steelers to be postponed to Monday: What to know

more: “This is going to be a dangerous storm.” Travel ban issued ahead of winter storm

– Steve Howe covers weather, climate and lake issues for the Democrat and Chronicle and his favorite NFL team is the Jacksonville Jaguars. Do you have any idea about weather or climate change? Share with him at showe@gannett.com.

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