Global warming “experts” have been reluctantly quiet with this November Arctic freeze, but what’s gone on in Buffalo and parts of Michigan and Wisconsin over the past two days may silence them for quite some time.
With nearly six feet of the white stuff already on the ground in areas around Buffalo and up to two feet more expected tomorrow, snowmobilers are frothing at the mouth while winter skeptics shake their heads in disbelief.
The frigid air blowing in over the warmer Lake Erie water has created the perfect recipe for localized lake effect snow and it has been relentless to say the least.
Snowmobilers are also getting the chance to be local heroes and, not surprisingly, have jumped at the chance to help those in need.
Former New York State Snowmobile Association President, and now Supertrax Media Associate, Gary Broderick, has been on the front lines in Buffalo since the storm first started, assisting emergency crews throughout Tuesday night.
Gary emailed us yesterday saying, “I can’t tell you guys how proud I am of our sport right now! We have people from all over helping out. I’m even getting calls from people in Michigan that want to come help. I didn’t get home and in bed till about 5 o’clock this morning.”
With the second phase of this historic storm about to dump up to two more feet of snow on the Buffalo area Thursday and into Friday, emergency crews welcome assistance from anyone with a snowmobile.