Area snowfall totals, plus snow-water equivalent

Posted at 11:09 PM, Nov 21, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-16 23:09:55-05

The second round of lake effect snow has finally come to an end. This epic storm brought incredible amounts of snow to parts of Western New York.

The National Weather Service compiled a list of snow totals from late Monday through Friday and these totals are amazing.

Cowlesville in Wyoming County was the snow winner with 88" of snow or seven feet and four inches of accumulation.

  • Hamburg was the highest total in Erie County with 79.5". More:
  • West Seneca 78"
  • Lancaster 74"
  • Orchard Park 71"
  • Alden 57.5"
  • Colden 55.1"
  • Buffalo Airport 16.9"
  • Amherst 8.5"

Corfu in Genesee County picked up 49". Fredonia in Chautauqua County received 22.7". 4.9" in North Tonawanda in Niagara County.

All the snow on the ground has created an incredible snow pack in parts of Western New York. Warmer temperatures and rain will allow this snow to melt and that will cause flooding problems across the area.

The Buffalo National Weather Service surveyed the area and they were able to determine the Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) of the snow. The SWE is the amount of water in the snow if it were melted down.

The higher the number the more water that will be released. When the snow melts, and if it were to melt quickly, we could see some serious flooding problems.