Buffalo listed as a ‘strange weather city’ in 2012
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • May 09, 2012 @ 10:11am
There’s no denying that this winter was a mild one to say the least. Not being the biggest fan of snow, I couldn’t find much to complain about.
But it looks like people around the country have noticed just how nice our assumed “blizzard season” had been. In a list put out by Weather.com on Wednesday morning, Buffalo was named as one of the “six strange weather cities of 2012.” According to Weather.com,
Buffalo had three straight March days with highs in the 80s, including a new March record high of 82 degrees the day after the spring equinox (March 21). Previously, it had only one other March day in the 80s dating to 1873. As it turned out, March was warmer than April in Buffalo, as in several other cities. That feat is difficult to accomplish.
With a total snowfall of 3 feet—36.7’’ to be exact—Buffalo’s winter was just under five feet less than an average season.
Other cities listed included Anchorage, Ala.; Fargo, N.D.; Hartford, Conn.; Traverse City, Mich. and Cheyenne, Wyo.
Although the weather was agreeable, some locals were not as pleased with the unusually warm weather. Those few days that hit 80 degrees led to an early pussy willow harvest that was this close to putting a damper on Dyngus Day. Take a look at the story and weather report from WGRZ below.
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