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Friday's snow showers set daily snowfall record

Over 5 inches of snow quickly fell Friday morning, leading to a tricky morning commute and now setting the daily snowfall record in Buffalo.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Daily snowfall records for Buffalo can greatly range from day to day, from a few inches to feet of snow.

Just over five inches of snow falling Friday morning. And while that's pretty common for Western New York standards, it set the daily snowfall record for Jan. 27. 

Specifically, 5.4 inches of snow fell at the National Weather Service Office at the Buffalo Airport Friday. This broke the new daily snowfall record for January 27th. The previous record for the day was 5.1 inches that fell on the date in 1978. 

And that new daily record increased late Friday night with another half an inch accumulating before midnight. So the new record for January 27th is 5.9 inches. 

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