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Officials not ready to call Buffalo snow a record

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Posted at 8:00 PM, Nov 19, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-14 20:00:55-05

Officials say they aren't ready to call the storm that has paralyzed Buffalo a record setter.

The highest snowfall total for the Buffalo area this time was 65 inches, recorded in Cheektowaga.

National Weather Service meteorologist David Church said that forecasters haven't determined yet how this storm ranks, but that 60 to 70 inches in 24 hours is probably in the top five for the region.

The heaviest 24-hour snowfall on record in the Lower 48 states is 75.8 inches, which fell at Silver Lake, Colorado, in 1921, according to the government.