Where's The Snow Joe?
Wow... Depressing is the key word for Buffalo's snowfall so far this season. While the Southern Tier of WNY has seen near record November snowfall, Buffalo only has a lousy 6 inches to show, most of which has been bursts of lake effect off Lake Ontario. Usually November brings storm tracks that tend to have west - southwest flows when the cold air surges down, however this year has seen an unusually higher number of early season storms brining in more late winter northwest flows which has benifited the other cities early in this year's contest. All I can say is Buffalo better get in gear and quick! Lake Erie is already down to 40 degrees, 4 degrees below average and if this cold weather continues to dominate it won't be much longer before the lake starts to ice up early this year.
As depressing as this year has been I've been seeing a good deal of snow now that I am working down in Springville this year, about 30 miles south of Buffalo. We've already seen a good 30 inches so far. Amazing how I can leave my house in the morning looking at green grass and a 25 minute drive down the road can lead me to 2 foot deep snow.
Still I am rather concerned for Buffalo as if things don't change we could be looking at a snow, well more of a lack of snow.. disaster this season. I know it's early but I might have to schedule an emergency snow dance ASAP.