Buffalo
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Buffalo, New York 

Climate 

 
 

Buffalo and the region experience a continental-type climate with the nearby Great Lakes having a strong modification. Contrary to popular myth, Buffalo is not the coldest or snowiest city in the United States or even in the state of New York. Buffalo's snowy reputation is based on some of its most famous storms in the last 50 years. Summers generally tend to be sunny but comfortable and one of the few places in the United States to have temperatures never reaching 100ºF (38ºC).

Great Lakes at Buffalo, New York State

Great Lakes at Buffalo by Doug Kerr

  • Spring - Spring lasts until the end of April and is generally rainy and cool but temperatures can fluctuate between extremes in March and April. Therefore, it is not unusual to see snow one day and then temperatures in the mid-60's ºF (18 ºC) the next day.
  • Summer - Summer in Buffalo features plenty of sunshine and moderate temperatures with modest rainfall and humidity. Day temperatures are in the 70-80's ºF (21-27ºC) with evenings in the comfortable mid-60's ºF (18 ºC). On average Buffalo has 60 days a year with temperatures above 80ºF (27ºC).
Buffalo in Summer, New York State

Buffalo in Summer by Romandyzk

  • Autumn - Temperatures are generally warm during the day and nights are cool with the first frost of autumn usually arriving after October. Average high temperatures are in the 40-50’s ºF (4-10ºC) and lows in the 30-40’s ºF (-1-4ºC).
  • Winter - Winter is generally cold and accompanied by snow with frequent thaws and rain. On average, the city experiences about 3 days per year when the recorded temperature dips below 0ºF (-18ºC). Snow at Buffalo International Airport averages about 93 inches (236 cm) in winter.
Buffalo in Winter, New York State

Buffalo in Winter by Andre Carrotflower

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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