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The Greater Buffalo-Niagara and Western New York region.
Check out our forecast, learn about our seasons and weather history.


Okay, so we have the reputation as snow capital of the country, but this is not the actual reality.
Don't worry, we know how to handle lots of snow with plenty of plows, shovels and blowers!

A Classic Buffalo Marketplace - Weather related products and more at our aStore.

Local Forecasts:
National Weather Service Forecast Office -From Buffalo, New York.
AccuWeather - Buffalo, NY local weather forecast.
StormTeam 2 Closing Central - WGRZ-TV 2 on your side in WNY.
Weather Central - Current Conditions at Greater Buffalo International Airport.
The Weather Channel - Enter your city or Zip for forecast.
Buffalo Weather Blog - News 4 WIVB-TV.
Daylight Savings Time - Spring ahead! Remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour.
Golden Snowball Award - Annual contest for most snow in New York State.
Lake Erie - Niagara River Ice Boom - New York Power Authority camera.
Lake Erie Weekly Fishing Report - NYS DEC fishing report and Lake Erie hotline.
UB Libraries - Climate and weather.
WNY Ski Resorts - Buffalo and WNY area skiing.

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The Blizzard of '77 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Classic Buffalo Snow Storms and Winter Pictures:
The Ice Storm 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.
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 -Record breaker Lake Effect snow storm, over 7 feet in one week!
Bald Eagle of 2001 - Ranking in the top 5 snowstorms ever to hit Buffalo.
Governor Announces $4.4 Million Snow Aid for Buffalo -  April 2002.

Friday the 13th, October 2006 - Lake Effect snow storm of 2 feet is most on record for month ever in WNY.
Weather Channel Blog - SEMO - Trees, power down, travel bans and state of emergency.
 

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 actually very beautiful. This region is unique in it's location and climate. This diversity strengthens us as we do have a gorgeous summer, fall and spring seasons. Sure we have to deal with some cold and occasional blizzard, but rarely an earthquake, tornado or other natural disasters. "If you don't like the weather in Buffalo, wait five minutes." Famous quote from past resident Mark Twain.  Buffalo does still hold the record for the snowiest city in the country, maintaining the all-time high for snowfall in a single season with 199 inches (about 16.5 feet!), all of which accumulated during the winter of 1976-77.