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The Buffalo Snowspotter Network consists of over 150 dedicated observers  who provide  both real-time and climatological information to our office so that we may better define and forecast our very localized lake effect snowfall.New York State Snow Spotter Newwork

This network was developed in 1994 to supplement our "official" network of five stations and co-operative network of about 60 stations. Lake effect snow is very mesoscale and often fell "between the cracks" so we needed more stations to pick it up and really let us know what was happening.

** Starting with the 2009-2010 winter season, this network has been incorporated into a national network call CoCoRaHS. **

Our observers are spread throughout our 16 county area of responsibility...from the Tug Hill east of Lake Ontario to the Finger Lakes to the shores of Lake Erie. They report live into us whenever more than 4 inches of snow has accumulated, or snow is falling intensely. They keep track of daily snowfall and send the info on to us for climate purposes...and monthly maps and descriptions are published on our homepage. Many of them also report rainfall and severe weather during the warmer months as well.

NWS Buffalo appreciates the efforts of these dedicated individuals. They are an integral tool in helping us keep all western and central New Yorkers abreast of ever changing weather conditions.

 

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