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Buffalo Snow Totals

Brian Neudorff @ 3:52 pm October 13th, 2006 · No Comments

Here is some comments on the storm from National Weather Service in Buffalo the about last nights storm in their evening forecast discussion:

AFTER THE MOST DEVASTATING SNOW STORM EVER IN OCTOBER FOR THE BUFFALO AREA WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO PICK UP THE PIECES. WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES HAVE BEEN REPORTED…18 OF 21 WEATHER SERVICE PERSONNEL ARE WITHOUT POWER…MANY WHO HAVE REPORTED SEVERE TREE DAMAGE.

THE CURRENT SITUATION IS IN THE IMPROVING STAGE BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME CONCERNS. WIND SPEEDS FROM THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT WILL BE QUITE BRISK. THE WINDS ARE CURRENTLY HELPING THOUGH BY BLOWING THE SNOW OFF WEIGHTED LIMBS THAT HAVEN’T BROKEN YET. THIS IN CONJUNCTION WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S IS HELPING ALLEVIATE NEW BREAKAGE.

CLIMATE

THIS FREAKISH OUT OF SEASON EVENT LITERALLY SMASHED ALL EARLY SEASON
SNOWFALL RECORDS AT BUFFALO. THE 22.6 INCHES AT THE AIRPORT…ALL
FALLING IN ABOUT 14 HOURS…WAS REMARKABLE AND COMPARES WITH THE
PREVIOUS 6 INCH RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SET WAY BACK IN 1909
AND 1917. BUFFALO HAS NEVER HAD SUCH A SNOWFALL BEFORE NOVEMBER 20
IN ANY YEAR.

Here are the storm totals from the National Weather Service in Buffalo for the Lake Effect Snow Event from October 12th and 13th…

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
245 PM EDT FRI OCT 13 2006

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.
APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS…COOPERATIVE
OBSERVERS…SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR THESE REPORTS. THIS
SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BUFFALO

******STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL******

LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS
SNOWFALL OF
(INCHES) MEASUREMENT

NEW YORK

…ERIE COUNTY…
DEPEW……………………… 24.0 1100 AM 10/13
BUFFALO AIRPORT ………..22.6 1100 AM 10/13
AMHERST ……………………20.0 1100 AM 10/13
ALDEN ……………………….19.0 1100 AM 10/13
CLARENCE ………………….18.0 1100 AM 10/13
SOUTH BUFFALO …………….9.0 1100 AM 10/13
EAST AURORA ……………….4.5 1100 AM 10/13

…GENESEE COUNTY…
DARIEN CENTER …………….16.0 1100 AM 10/13
ELBA …………………………….5.0 1040 PM 10/12

…NIAGARA COUNTY…
N.TONAWANDA ………………12.0 1100 AM 10/13
SOUTH LOCKPORT …………….8.0 1100 AM 10/13
NORTH LOCKPORT …………….5.0 1100 AM 10/13
…ORLEANS COUNTY…
ALBION …………………………..6.0 1200 AM 10/13

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