Check out the forecast, learn about our seasons and storm history for the Greater Buffalo-Niagara and Western New York region. 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!
Classic Snow Storms
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, and the city 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.
Friday the 13th, October 2006 - Lake effect snow storm of 2 feet is most on record for month ever in WNY.
Polar Vortex 2014 - January lake effect blast, six below zero, 35 mph winds, two feet of snow.
Snowvember 2014 Winter Storm - A season of snow in a week, over 7 feet deep. Bills/Sabres games postponed.
Blizzard of 2015 - Big Noreaster, record breaker cold.
Warmest Summer 2016 - Average 73.2, severe drought, 83 days of 80 plus temp, & record coldest February month.