Just when you thought that we had a few weeks of fall, a bunch of snow has popped up you know what that means? Winter is coming.

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Since winter is en route and it always seems to come upon us super fast, it's just a good idea to start your preparations as early as possible.

Some of those preps are just the things we always think about, you know stuff like the top 5 things you should keep in your car this winter. There's also a series of winter hacks that always seem to be helpful as well.

All current estimates show that Buffalo and Western New York is in for an especially brutal winter this year, so stocking up on the necessities and making sure you are prepared is likely a good thing.

Buffalo being on the eastern end of Lake Erie pretty much guarantees that we will get a ton of snow every year. Buffalo is always a contender for the Golden Snowball Award, the award that's given to the city in New York State with the most snow that year, and the National Golden Snow Globe Award, which is the award that's given to the city in the United States with the most snow that year.

But to truly survive a Buffalo winter, there are at least 9 things that you must have with you at home.

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Winter is coming to WNY, make sure you have everything you need when you are on the road.