Cold and Snowy Winter

March 22, 2011 Updated Mar 22, 2011 at 6:58 PM EDT

By Jennifer Stanonis

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March 22, 2011 Updated Mar 22, 2011 at 6:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- Now that we are in the first week of spring we're taking a look back at a cold and snowy winter. "This year it just seemed to drag on," Buffalo resident Bill Stockman said.

"It just seemed like a terrible winter for a lot of people," another resident said.

For the months of December, January, and February temperatures were overall well below normal. In fact, it was the coldest winter in 8 years and the 4th coldest in the last 30 years. And Buffalo did set a record for the most days in winter that didn't have a high temperature above freezing, with 68 days. "I had to start my car 20 minutes early to really warm it up, lots of warm coffee," Buffalo resident Gabriella Pelosi said of the cold days.

And it's been snowy as well. So far this year in Buffalo there have been 101 inches of snow, which is a foot above the average. And for most of the winter there was snow on the ground. "There were only a couple days where the ground wasn't covered," Amherst resident Andy Kwiatkowski said.

"I was definitely helping my parents and my grandma with shoveling the driveway," Pelosi said. "I always enjoy the snow but I'm ready for spring to come."