The winter snowstorm that impacted large parts of the US and paralyzed Western New York is finally over. It will likely go down as the worst snowstorm in Buffalo's history as Winter Storm Elliott dropped a cyclone bomb on the area with hurricane-force winds and several feet of snow.

Almost the entire American midwest and northeast had been hit hard by the winter weather that started on Friday, December 23, 2022. The snow and high winds impacted Buffalo in a major way by bringing whiteout conditions with zero visibility, below-freezing temperatures, and sub-zero windchill which knocked out power to thousands around the area.

The storm also was the cause of several lives being lost and will also go down as the deadliest storm to ever come to Western New York.

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Travel around the area was just plain impossible during the storm as many roads were simply impassable, this also was the primary cause for emergency services to not be able to respond to calls for help because nearly 66% of their vehicles stuck in the snow.

More than 4 feet of snow fell at the Buffalo Airport, with various other areas around the state getting at least 24 or more inches of snow. The high winds also have caused snow drifts to be as high as 8 feet tall.

The National Weather Service tracked the snow accumulation around the region and we have the final snowfall totals below.

5 DAY STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM THE LAKE EFFECT SNOWSTORM THAT IMPACTED AREAS EAST AND NORTHEAST OF LAKE ERIE AND LAKE ONTARIO.

  • ALLEGANY COUNTY
    • ALFRED 1.5 INCHES
    • WELLSVILLE 1.5 INCHES
    • RUSHFORD 1.3 INCHES
    • ANGELICA 0.5 INCHES
  • CATTARAUGUS COUNTY
    • PERRYSBURG 6.1 INCHES
    • CATTARAUGUS 4.4 INCHES
    • LITTLE VALLEY 4.0 INCHES
    • ISCHUA 2.5 INCHES
    • FRANKLINVILLE 2.1 INCHES
    • ALLEGANY STATE PARK 1.7 INCHES
    • OLEAN 1.5 INCHES
  • CAYUGA COUNTY
    • DUCK LAKE 2.5 INCHES
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY
    • MAYVILLE 9.6 IN INCHES
    • DUNKIRK 8.2 INCHES
    • FREDONIA 5.4 INCHES
    • DEWITTVILLE 5.0 INCHES
    • GERRY 4.7 INCHES
    • JAMESTOWN 2.2 INCHES
    • KENNEDY 2.0 INCHES
    • FALCONER 1.4 INCHES
  • ERIE COUNTY
    • BUFFALO 51.9 INCHES
    • LAKE VIEW 44.6 INCHES
    • ELMA 44.5 INCHES
    • HAMBURG 43.5 INCHES
    • WILLIAMSVILLE 37.6 INCHES
    • ORCHARD PARK 37.0 INCHES
    • HARRIS HILL 36.0 INCHES
    • LANCASTER 35.3 INCHES
    • WEST SENECA 33.5 INCHES
    • KENMORE 32.5 INCHES
    • AMHERST 30.8 IN INCHES
    • ANGOLA 29.8 INCHES
    • ELMA CENTER 28.5 INCHES
    • KENMORE 27.4 INCHES
    • HAMBURG 25.5 INCHES
    • BOSTON 24.1 INCHES
    • EAST AURORA 22.6 INCHES
    • EAST AMHERST 21.2 INCHES
    • GLENWOOD 18.0 INCHES
    • WALES 16.2 INCHES
    • EDEN 14.7 INCHES
    • HOLLAND 14.5 INCHES
    • GLENWOOD 13.1 INCHES
    • EAST AURORA 13.0 INCHES
  • GENESEE COUNTY
    • BATAVIA 17.3 INCHES
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY
    • DEFERIET 50.8 INCHES
    • HENDERSON HARBOR 48.3 INCHES
    • WATERTOWN 47.2 INCHES
    • COPENHAGEN 38.9 INCHES
    • NATURAL BRIDGE 37.4 INCHES
    • WEST CARTHAGE 26.1 INCHES
  • LEWIS COUNTY
    • HIGHMARKET 14.4 INCHES
    • CONSTABLEVILLE 13.0 INCHES
    • LOWVILLE 9.6 INCHES
    • CHASES LAKE 1.8 INCHES
  • LIVINGSTON COUNTY
    • DANSVILLE 0.6 INCHES
    • MOUNT MORRIS 0.5 INCHES
    • AVON 0.3 INCHES
  • MONROE COUNTY
    • BROCKPORT 8.2 INCHES
    • ROCHESTER 2.0 INCHES
    • SCOTTSVILLE 1.4 INCHES
    • PITTSFORD 0.8 INCHES
    • HONEOYE FALLS 0.5 INCHES
  • NIAGARA COUNTY
    • LOCKPORT 28.2 INCHES
    • PENDLETON 26.5 INCHES
    • NORTH TONAWANDA 19.0 INCHES
    • SANBORN 14.0 INCHES
    • LOCKPORT 10.5 INCHES
    • NEWFANE 4.5 INCHES
    • YOUNGSTOWN 3.2 INCHES
  • ONTARIO COUNTY
    • CANANDAIGUA 0.3 INCHES
    • BRISTOL HARBOUR 0.1 INCHES
  • ORLEANS COUNTY
    • MEDINA 16.7 INCHES
    • LAKESIDE 5.8 INCHES
    • WATERPORT 4.8 INCHES
  • OSWEGO COUNTY
    • RICHLAND 9.0 INCHES
    • LACONA 4.5 INCHES
    • MEXICO 3.8 INCHES
  • WYOMING COUNTY
    • WARSAW 19.3 INCHES
    • WYOMING 11.6 IN INCHES
    • WARSAW 6.7 INCHES
    • SILVER SPRINGS 2.8 INCHES
    • ARCADE 0.2 INCHES

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