We're smack dab in the middle of summer, but the snow and cold of winter is a fact of life in Western New York.  That's why the Erie County Fair has debuted the Western New York Snow Gauge.  It's 20-feet high documenting Buffalo's incredible snow milestones.

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Just how much snow is Buffalo's national season record of 199.4 inches during the winter of 1976-77?  And just how much snow is Buffalo's one-day record of 47.5 inches set on November 14th, 2014?  See it for yourself on the Western New York Snow Gauge.

Dale Mussen photo

Judy Levan, Meteorologist in Charge of the National Weather Service Office in Buffalo and Mike Fries, Warning Coordination Meteorologist were both on hand on Wednesday for the debut of the Snow Gauge.  For the duration of the Fair the Snow Gauge will be located behind the Grandstand and the Creative Arts area.  Following the Fair, the  Snow Gauge will be moved to 42nd Street where you'll be able to see it during the Fair