BUFFALO, N.Y. — With winter weather mostly behind us, Buffalo ended the season as the snowiest city in America. Buffalo was named the winner of the 2021-2022 Snow Globe Award on Friday.
Channel 2's Michael Wooten called it pretty depressing distinction, yet Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Patrick Hammer was giddy about it. Hammer helped Wooten crunch the numbers and understand what happened this past winter.
Buffalo has received 96 inches of snow, which is only 1 inch above normal. In second place was Anchorage, and in third was Rochester.
Overall, the Storm Team 2 winter forecast was spot on. We got more snow here than any other medium or big-sized city in the entire country.
If that surprises you, you're not alone.
Even the people who follow this most closely didn't expect our snowfall total would beat out everybody else.