National Weather Service Buffalo, New York
Western New York Weather History
16th-20th…Heavy rains in combination with a melting snowpack caused the Black River in Lewis and Jefferson counties to rise. The water content of the snowpack had been measured at over six inches just prior to the floods. At Watertown, the Black River crested at 11.58 feet. Several roads in Lewis and Jefferson counties were flooded and closed for several days. Large areas of agricultural flatlands were inundated.
Low pressure moved across Ohio and Pennsylvania and stalled to our southeast. While most of the area received a general four to six inch snowfall some higher elevations of the Genesee Valley received six to ten inches of snow.
ice jam on Cazenovia Creek resulted in flooding in
A low pressure system strengthened over
the mid-Mississippi valley, moved to the
16th-18th...Low pressure off the Delmarva Peninsula moved northeast at deepened off Cape Cod. The large low pressure area brought a blanket of heavy snow across the entire region. The snow began during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 16th and continued through the late night hours of Saturday night. A general eight to ten inches of snow fell across the area with slightly higher amounts downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario. The heavy snow, which fell on the heels of significant flooding across the western sections, brought a return to mid-winter conditions and was blamed for a rash of automobile accidents.