Remembering Snowvember: Five Years Ago
If you lived south of Buffalo during the third week of November in 2014, then you most certainly remember the incredible lake effect snow event that took place.
WKBW Weather took a look back from the events of five years ago, which happened November 17th through November 20th.
The lake effect band heavily impacted south Cheektowaga and the south towns, dumping 3-6 inches of snow, per hour. Two lake effect bands dropped the seven to even eight feet of snow that week. According to WKBW, three feet of snow fell in just 12 hours!
Wednesday of that week gave the area a break but the second band would dump four feet of snow on Thursday. The lake effect storm was responsible for 13 deaths across Western New York and roof collapses.
I lived in Hamburg at the time and I will never forget that week. By Thursday night (after the last of the lake effect snow had fallen, there was nowhere to put the snow. Snowblowers didn't even work since there was too much snow and ice.
The roads looked like winter war zones. Abandoned tractor-trailers and cars littered Southwestern Blvd. and the 90 was stranded cars all through the Hamburg area.
The Buffalo Bills had to move their game to Detroit's Ford Field against the New York Jets because of Snowvember.
What stories or memories do you have of Snowvember?
Read more at WKBW.