The snow has not let up one bit south of Buffalo, N.Y., this afternoon, where at least 48 inches has accumulated in under 24 hours in Lancaster, Lackawanna, and West Seneca, N.Y. The snow has become so bad, that the National Guard will help to dig people out...It’s looking like this storm could turn out to be one of the history books, meteorologists agreed...Around 70 inches of snow is expected in the heaviest bands through at least Thursday. The week’s totals will undoubtedly rival the all-time snowfall record for Buffalo, which was 81.6 inches over the course of five days in 2001.
May 19, 2016 | Journal of Great Lakes Research
A new look at lake-effect snowfall trends in the Laurentian Great Lakes using a temporally homogeneous data set
May 19, 2016 | American Meteorological Society
Trends in twentieth-century US snowfall using a quality-controlled dataset
May 16, 2016 | American Meteorological Society
Increasing Great Lake–Effect Snowfall during the Twentieth Century: A Regional Response to Global Warming?
Feb 15, 2016 | American Meteorological Society
Temporal and Spatial Variability of Great Lakes Ice Cover, 1973–2010