Spurred by a deep cold that's swept across much of the country and by a localized lake effect, part of Buffalo, New York, is expected to see nearly nine feet (2.7 meters) of snow by the end of the day Thursday.
That's up to three feet (one meter) of snow, on top of nearly six feet (two meters) that fell in parts of the city on Wednesday, says John Hitchcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters that "this snowfall is going to break all sorts of records, and that's saying something in western New York and in Buffalo ... It's going to get worse before it gets better."
How To Prepare For A winter In Buffalo
The first thing that comes to mind is snow boots. So, I'm curious- Are snow boots essential or just a waste of money. I was definitely planning on purchasing a pair for my 3 year year old. I'm on the fence as to whether or not I need my own pair. If you have any advice on which brands are best and which to avoid, I would love your input!
Where do you buy your everyday winter gear? We have a Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, and REI gear here in Dallas but I have no idea what stores to shop in Buffalo. We've never needed much for winter. Our coats were more of a fashion statement than anything. Last winter I didn't buy a coat, just sweaters and pullovers.
Oh, and I'm sure there are places where you can rent sleds, ski's or other winter activity gear. If you have experience with any of these, please share!
Buffalo is a city in the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Erie County.Buffalo is located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo is the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York and 45th largest in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S Census, the city proper had a population of 261,310, making the city the 69th largest city in the United States and the second most populous in the state after New York City. The Buffalo Niagara Cattaraugus Combined Statistical Area is home to 1,215,826 residents.Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th century saw a reversal of fortunes: Great Lakes shipping was rerouted by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and steel mills and other heavy industry relocated to places such as China. Buffalo is beautiful city while the winter is too long. Winter almost starts from November to the next year's March. And it is really very cold in winter. But here's a good thing for people who live in Buffalo: Living in cold environment makes people live longer than hot space.