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Coming to town?  This is what you can expect from Mother Nature when you get here...

Check the forecast, don't worry we have plenty of plows, shovels and snow blowers!

Click for Buffalo, New York Forecast

National Weather Service Forecast Office - From Buffalo, New York.
Storm Team 2 - WGRZ-TV 2 on your side in WNY.
AccuWeather - Buffalo, NY local weather forecast.
The Weather Channel - Enter your city or Zip for forecast.
Weather Central - Current Conditions at Greater Buffalo International Airport.
Lake Erie - Niagara River Ice Boom - New York Power Authority camera.
NYSDEC Lake Erie Weekly Fishing Report - The fishing line, Lake Erie hotspots.

"If you don't like the weather in Buffalo, wait five minutes." Famous quote from past resident Mark Twain.


Okay, so we have the reputation as snow capital of the country, but this is not the actual reality.
Here is a list of some memorable winters and classic buffalo snow storms:

The Icestorm of 1976 - Power lines and trees down everywhere, but you could skate anywhere.

The Blizzard of 1977 - The storm of the century, blowing snow, very windy, below freezing temps, see some disaster pics below.  Click a thumbnail image to view larger picture.  The city, schools and businesses were closed.

November 20th, 2000 - Over 2 feet of heavy lake effect snow in less than one day, stranded was the word.

December 24th-28th, 2001 - A record breaker Lake Effect snow storm, over 7 feet in one week! 
Ranking in the top five snowstorms ever to hit Buffalo.

Governor Announces $4.4 Million Snow Aid for Buffalo

Find all about blizzard
Find all about blizzard

Icestorm 1976

Blizzard of 1977 - Courier Express

Blizzard of 77 - Bryant Street

Winter 1990

Blizzard of 77 House Buried

Blizzard of 77 Garage Buried

Blizzard of 77 Roofin'


Huskie Balto loves snow!

January 2004

Buffalo actually averages about 30 days of snowfall a year and about 100 inches of total snow .  Ski country south of Buffalo receives an average of 180 inches of snow each winter making it one of the best winter recreation centers in the northeastern USA.  There is snowboarding, tubing, cross country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, sledding and tobogganing activities to enjoy.  Lake Erie waters usually freeze over, when they don't it can result in a blizzard.  The region is well prepared to deal with this though, so shopping or traveling the major roadways like the Skyway and Peace Bridge is not an issue.

The Buffalo stereotype is very over rated.  The four seasons here are really very beautiful.  This region is unique in it's location and climate.   The diversity strengthens us.  We do have a gorgeous summer, fall and spring.  Sure we have to deal with some cold and occasional blizzard, but rarely an earthquake, tornado or other natural disasters.


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