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Here are the top seven weather events in WNY in 2020, chosen by the 7 First Alert Weather team

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 17:33:24-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If there's one thing Western New York is known for, it's weather, and 2020 was no exception.

The 7 First Alert Weather team has nailed down the top seven weather events in Western New York for 2020.

January 11th: 67 degrees
Who would have thought we'd have ideal shorts-wearing weather in the middle of January?

That temperature was the seventh hottest January day in Buffalo history, and was the hottest day in January since 2005.

February 27th and 28th: Blizzard conditions to areas south of Buffalo
If you live in the southtowns, you probably remember the blizzard conditions that hit southern Erie County towards the end of February.

The snow prompted Luna and Sakari from the Buffalo Zoo to take advantage of the snowy weather.

March 2020: Seventh warmest March on record
It wasn't much of a winter in Western New York for 2020; in fact, March ended up as the seventh warmest March on record!

The average temperature in Buffalo for March 2020 was 41.2 degrees, with a high of 74 degrees on March 29th.

May 2020: First measurable snow in May since 1989
Say it ain't snow!

While it wasn't much, winter ended up extending all the way to May where we saw a first measurable snow in Buffalo in over 30 years.

June 2-3: Hail and Flooding

Several of you woke up to overnight flooding across Western New York from June 2nd into June 3rd, causing several traffic delays.

July 2020: Hottest July on record in Buffalo
If you thought it was unseasonably hot in March, July one upped it and then some.

July 2020 ended up being the hottest July on record in Buffalo.

On top of all of that, here are some notable weather stats from July 2020

  • First time every July day averaged 70 degrees or greater
  • 98 was the record high on July 9th, second warmest temperature in Buffalo history
  • Average temperature of 77.6 was the warmest July on record
  • Severe weather on July 16th, which included a tornado in Portland, and July 29th caused more problems in Western New York than just heat

August 2020: Flooding and damage caused by storms
August 2020 saw two days where we had significant flooding and damage caused by storms

We saw significant thunderstorms across Western New York on August 15th

And on August 27th, several counties in Western New York saw significant power outages due to the storms.