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Buffalo Finally Sees First Measurable Snowfall

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It obliterated a record, but finally, Buffalo, New York has officially seen its first measurable snowfall so far this season.

The city officially recorded 0.1″ of snow – a dusting – during the late afternoon hours on Friday, finally allowing Buffalo to see its first snow of the year. It’s incredibly rare for Buffalo to have to wait so long for a first snowfall, but lake effect snow and cold air outbreaks have been hard to come by in an unusually mild autumn for the Northeast.

The previous record for the latest first snowfall of the season was December 3rd, 1899, meaning Buffalo broke the previous latest snowfall record by more than two weeks.

Buffalo is notorious for being one of America’s snowiest cities, with an average of 93.4″, with an average of well over a foot by December 18th.

The snow won’t last long, however. Warm air returns to Buffalo this week, with temperatures expected to approach 60° by mid-week, meaning an unusually mild Christmas is likely on tap for the area. Rain arrives later this week as well.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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