The Blizzard of ’77, the October Storm + Many More Memorable Buffalo Snowstorms [PICTURES]
Here in Buffalo, the weather really isn’t that bad. We don’t have any earthquakes, we don’t get any hurricanes, and there are never mudslides or tornadoes. We just get a little bit of snow, that’s all.
Sometimes we get that little bit of snow all at once. I mean, who doesn’t remember the Blizzard of 1936 right around St. Patrick’s Day (except for, you know, most of us because it was 1936 and we weren’t alive)? There was also the Blizzard of ’77, and on November 20, 2000, we kindly received more than 35 inches of snow in only 24 hours. If that wasn’t enough, in 2001, we went from beautiful 60-degree weather the week before Christmas to a masterful 7 feet of snow that began on Christmas Eve. And while we Buffalonians are used to putting on our winter fur before Thanksgiving, but Mother Nature took things to a whole new level when she gave us the October Storm in 2006.
With all these crazy stories, we’ve learned to be prepared early for anything and everything. Remember the countless times the thruway was closed due to a large sum of snow? Or how about last year when West Seneca and Lancaster got blasted with non-stop snow for more than 24 straight hours, while downtown Buffalo barely got a dusting? We are snow royalty, the king of the shovel. Kids are the benefactors of the snow day.
There have been countless snowstorms in Buffalo, and some really stick out in our mind as being the nastiest — but also the best ever. If we have to “stay inside and grab a six-pack,” well, then that’s just no problem. Take a look at some of the photos we found from memorable Buffalo snowstorms in the past, and check out the Forgotten Buffalo website with some more cool stuff about them.
1936 St. Patrick’s Day Storm:
Blizzard of 77
October Storm 2006
December 10, 2010
Contributed by Brittany Collins and Brandon Kilijanski