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This Buffalo winter ranks in top 10 for snow, but could it reach top 5?

Propelled by two historic winter storms early in the season, this winter in Buffalo will rank as one of the snowiest on record.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Last month, this winter season broke into the top 10 snowiest winters on record in Buffalo. And with this cold and snowy trend lasting into March, the Winter of 2022-2023 will continue to rise in the ranks as more snow falls in the City of Good Neighbors. 

On Friday, 6.2 inches of snow fell at the National Weather Service Office at the Buffalo Airport. A daily snowfall of that amount even approached the daily snowfall record for the day of 7.8 inches. More importantly, though, for this winter, it helped this season jump from ninth to seventh in the record books. 

With 131.2 inches of snow falling in Buffalo since November, the Winter of 2022-2023 now ranks as the 7th snowiest winter on record. But we're not done with the snow just yet. 

With below average temperatures and the active stretch of weather continuing into mid-March, it wouldn't out of the question to assume that a few more inches of snow could fall by month's end. Buffalo only needs 1.4 inches of snow to take over the fifth spot for snowiest winter on record in the city, 23.2 inches for third, and for the top spot, and additional 68.3 inches. 

At this point, Storm Team 2 estimates that this winter could easily climb into the top five, seeing as it will only take about 2 inches of snow to do so. And that's based on a short-term forecast heading into mid-March where there could be a few weather systems capable of producing snow moving into the Northeast

Keep in mind that this running tally and amount is based on how much snow falls and accumulates at the National Weather Service Office in Cheektowaga. 



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