Western NY Gets 7 Feet Of Snow, National Guard Activated

HAMBURG, NY - November 18: Michelle Kucalski digs out her car after an intense lake-effect snowstorm impacted the area on November 18, 2022 in Hamburg, New York. Around Buffalo and the surrounding suburbs, the snowstorm resulted in up to four feet of accumulation, and additional snowfall is forecast for the weekend. (Photo by John Normile/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Western New York was covered in almost seven feet of snow after a storm hit the region throughout the weekend, prompting search and rescue teams to look into potential collapse sites.
  • On Thursday, a storm moved into the New York area, bringing some of the highest-ever recorded snowfall in some areas of the state. In Buffalo, some neighborhoods reported up to 77 inches (196 centimeters) of accumulated snow.
  • The accumulations “would be on the order of historic not only for any time of year but for any part of the country,” National Weather Service meteorologist Frank Pereira said.

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