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SUNDAY SNOW BREAKS RECORD SET IN 1971

Sunday's early-morning snowfall shattered the April 24 record for snow, even if it was only a dusting.

"We almost doubled (the old record)," National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Sage quipped today.

He was talking about the 1.2 inches of snow that fell Sunday, mostly between 4 and 7 a.m., topping the old record of 0.7 inches, set in 1971.

Overnight Sunday, parts of Chautauqua County registered 1 to 2 inches of snow, with meteorologists predicting up to 3 inches in the higher elevations. The weather service officially had only a trace at its Buffalo Niagara International Airport office.

Sage predicted a nice turnaround for Tuesday, with highs in the low 60s and partly sunny skies, before the temperature turns a little colder later in the week.

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