Dec 8, 2015

From epic ‘Snowvember’ to record no-snow, this city exemplifies global weirding

Buffalo, NY
Ari Phillips
December temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
December temperature outlook. Image: NOAA

Not since 1899 has Buffalo, New York remained snowless this late in the year. On Friday, the northeastern city broke its 116-year-old record for latest snowfall by making it past December third without a flake on the ground—and the snow drought goes on. The city’s late-snow record may end up being “shattered” according to Jennifer Stanonis, a meteorologist with WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo, as warmer than average temperatures across the region are expected for much of December.