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Highest snowfall in the highest elevations

Highest snowfall in the highest elevations

WHECTV
Created: December 15, 2019 10:36 PM

(WHEC) — Here's a look at where the most snow fell from Saturday night's snow.

This was a highly elevation-dependent event, with the highest elevations picking up the highest snowfall amounts. This is due to the temperature profile of the air over Western New York. It was just marginally cold enough to support snow at ground level. So, the snow fell as water-laden, fat flakes that turned to slush on the ground, then melted away.

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Meanwhile, towns that are just a little higher in elevation, even just a few hundred feet, picked up those same heavy, wet flakes. But they stuck around and accumulated. If it was just 1-2° colder from the ground up to a few thousand feet, this would have been a nasty, accumulating snow for all. 

Here is the full list of storm total snowfall from the National Weather Service:

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     SNOWFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NEW YORK

...ALLEGANY COUNTY...
   CUBA                   6.0  1045 AM 12/15  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   RUSHFORD               3.9   800 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   4 SW WEST ALMOND       2.9   800 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   ANGELICA               2.5   700 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   ALFRED                 2.4   730 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   WHITESVILLE 1N         2.2   700 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   2 ENE WELLSVILLE       1.8   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                

...CATTARAUGUS COUNTY...
   ELLICOTTVILLE          9.0   930 AM 12/15  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   LITTLE VALLEY          7.0   700 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   PERRYSBURG             6.5  1015 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   1 NNE FRANKLINVILLE    5.3   802 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   1 ENE RANDOLPH         5.0   730 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   CATTARAUGUS            5.0   800 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   SSE ISCHUA             2.4   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                

...CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY...
   BEMUS POINT           10.0   850 AM 12/15  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   1 N GERRY              5.6   750 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   3 SE KENNEDY           5.3   800 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   FALCONER               2.0   946 AM 12/15  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   1 SSE SILVER CREEK     1.0   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   JAMESTOWN 4ENE         0.8   700 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   WSW FALCONER           0.8   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   SILVER CREEK           0.5   730 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   1 WNW FREDONIA         0.5   500 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   DUNKIRK 1S             0.1   825 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   1 SW DUNKIRK           0.1   825 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                

...ERIE COUNTY...
   2 NE BOSTON            9.0   730 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   COLDEN 1W              8.2   730 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   2 ENE COLDEN           7.9   800 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   1 W COLDEN             7.7  1000 PM 12/14  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   COLDEN                 7.0  1105 AM 12/15  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   1 N CONCORD            7.0   930 PM 12/14  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   SARDINIA               7.0   230 PM 12/15  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   SPRINGVILLE 5NE        6.0   800 PM 12/14  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   3 SSE EAST AURORA      4.9   900 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   3 S EAST AURORA        4.9   858 PM 12/14  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   2 SE GLENWOOD          4.5   800 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   WALES                  3.6   700 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   3 WSW ELMA             3.5   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   MARILLA                3.5  1115 PM 12/14  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   1 SSW SPRING BROOK     3.5   600 PM 12/14  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   1 SSE EDEN             3.4   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   ENE EAST AURORA        2.9   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   3 NNE EAST AURORA      2.8   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   EAST AURORA            2.7   700 PM 12/14  COCORAHS                
   1 SE ELMA CENTER       2.7   900 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   5 NNE AMHERST          2.4   800 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   3 E WILLIAMSVILLE      2.0   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   3 S LANCASTER          2.0   910 AM 12/15  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   3 SE WEST SENECA       1.8   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   4 E WILLIAMSVILLE      1.5   755 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   BUFFALO AIRPORT        1.3   654 AM 12/15  ASOS                    
   LAKE VIEW 1NE          1.1   800 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   2 NW CHEEKTOWAGA       1.0   730 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   1 NW WILLIAMSVILLE     1.0   630 PM 12/14  NWS EMPLOYEE            
   2 SSW BLASDELL         1.0   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   ESE CLARENCE CENTER    1.0   800 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   ESE KENMORE            0.9   605 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   3 SE BUFFALO           0.8  1022 PM 12/14  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   LANCASTER              0.5   500 PM 12/14  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   1 NW KENMORE           0.5   700 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   3 NE TONAWANDA         0.1   830 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                

...GENESEE COUNTY...
   2 NE STAFFORD          3.3   600 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   3 WSW BATAVIA          3.0   800 AM 12/15  COCORAHS                
   LE ROY 1E              2.8   800 AM 12/15  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   ALABAMA                2.0   947 AM 12/15  SOCIAL MEDIA            

...JEFFERSON COUNTY...
   LORRAINE               7.0   120 PM 12/15  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   BLACK RIVER            3.0   955 PM 12/14  SOCIAL MEDIA            
   MANNSVILLE             2.5   940 PM 12/14  SOCIAL MEDIA            
						


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