BILL DYVINIAK/Buffalo News
Leonard Zaborowski puts snow tires on his car outside his Hamilton Boulevard home in Kenmore. He and other area residents had had little use for them as of Wednesday, but things could change. This is, after all, Western New York in winter. Since Oct. 1, only 8 inches of snow had fallen at Greater Buffalo International Airport, the official measuring station, vs. a normal total of 26.8 inches through Dec. 19.