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Buffalo NY Snow Depth Data

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Snow depth is measured at the National Weather Service Office every six hours. Yes, it is as simple as sticking a ruler into the ground and reading the result. In practice, several measurements are taken over a region and the result is averaged. 

One measure of  "winter harshness" is the number of days that snow remains on the ground. The graphs below show the number of days during each snow season that certain snow depths were measured at the office. These depths are for the early morning hours (0700 EST). The year on the bottom axis is the later snow season year. For example the 2001-2002 snow season is above the 2002 label. 

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The average number of days for the past 62 years are: 

1 inch - 73.9 days       6 inches - 25.9 days     12 inches 8.6 days

ChartObject Number of days - 1 inch or more

ChartObject Number of days - 6 inches or more

ChartObject Number of days - 12 inches or more

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