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VETERAN'S DAY

 

ARMISTICE DAY...NOVEMBER 11...WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1926 TO COMMEMORATE THE SIGNING IN 1918 OF THE ARMISTICE ENDING WWI. ON JUNE 1, 1954, THE NAME WAS CHANGED TO VETERAN'S DAY TO HONOR ALL MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED AMERICA IN ITS ARMED FORCES.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN BUFFALO ON VETERAN'S DAY WAS IN 1964 WHEN A HIGH OF 68 DEGREES WAS REACHED. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED WAS 19 DEGREES IN 1957. NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGES AROUND 47 DEGREES WHILE THE LOW AVERAGES NEAR 35 DEGREES.

THERE IS ROUGHLY A 70 PERCENT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION OF A TRACE OR MORE.

STEADY RAIN IN 1995 DROPPED 1.40 INCHES ON BUFFALO...THE MOST PRECIPITATION EVER RECORDED ON A VETERAN'S DAY. THE MOST SNOW THAT FELL ON VETERAN'S DAY OCCURRED IN 1942 WHEN 5.3 INCHES WAS RECORDED.

ON VETERAN'S DAY IN 1977, A HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOWSTORM HIT THE NORTHERN EDGE AND NORTHERN SUBURBS OF BUFFALO DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. WHILE UNDER THREE INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED AT THE AIRPORT, SIX TO NINE INCHES OF HEAVY, WET SNOW WERE RECEIVED BY THE NORTHERN SECTIONS. THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW AND MODERATELY STRONG WINDS SNAPPED POWER LINES AND DOWNED LARGE TREE LIMBS.

 

VETERANS DAY : PERIOD OF RECORD 83 YEARS : 1926-2008

TEMPERATURE DATA
HIGHEST 68 DEGREES IN 1964
LOWEST 19 DEGREES IN 1957
LOWEST MAXIMUM 27 DEGREES IN 1933
HIGHEST MINIMUM 53 DEGREES IN 1927
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE 47.6 DEGREES
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE 34.5 DEGREES

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

20S 30S 40S 50S 60S
1 20 26 26 10 NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES
1% 24% 31% 31% 12%

 

PRECIPITATION DATA
MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION 1.40 INCHES IN 1995
MAXIMUM SNOW 5.3 INCHES IN 1942
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION 42 OCCURRENCES OR 50%
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH TRACE OR MORE PRECIPITATION 58 OCCURRENCES OR 69%
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIPITATION 25 OCCURRENCES OR 30%
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW TRACE OR MORE 27
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW OVER A TRACE 13
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW 1.0 INCH OR MORE 7
NUMBER OF TIMES WITH SNOW 5.0 INCHES OR MORE 2

 

WEATHER FOR THE PAST TEN VETERAN'S DAY

YEAR HIGH LOW PRECIP SNOW REMARKS
1999 39 29 0.00 PARTLY SUNNY
2000 45 40 0.00 CLOUDY
2001 39 31 0.00 CLOUDY
2002 62 46 0.19 RAIN ENDING IN THE MORNING THEN CLOUDY
2003 53 35 0.27 RAIN THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON
2004 58 32 TRACE TRACE MOSTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES
2005 46 37 TRACE TRACE MOSTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES
2006 62 37 0.33   CLOUDY
2007 49 29 0.01   MOSTLY CLOUDY, LIGHT RAIN
2008 43 36 0.00   MOSTLY CLOUDY

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