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First measurable snow later than average for 8th straight year

If you're not a fan of winter, you'd call this an eight-year winning streak.

Today is the average date in Buffalo of the first measurable snowfall of at least one-tenth inch.

There will be no such snowfall today - or tomorrow.

The first chance for snow will come overnight Friday into early Saturday behind a cold front, but no significant accumulations are forecast.

National Weather Service records show that since 2000, the first measurable snow at Buffalo has come at or before today's date six times.

None, however, have occurred since 0.1 inch fell on Oct. 29, 2008.

And, only four times in the city's history dating back to World War II has the first measurable snow come in December.

Three of those have occurred since 2009.

The biggest first snowfall of the season ever?

That was in 1982, when more than a foot of snow fell on Nov. 5.

Here's a look at the dates of the first measurable snowfall recorded at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport dating back to World War II:

First measurable snow at Buffalo Niagara International Airport
YEAR DATE Amount (in inches)
2016 TBD
2015 Dec. 18 0.1
2014 Nov. 13 0.3
2013 Nov. 11 0.7
2012 Nov. 25 1.6
2011 Dec. 2 0.4
2010 Nov. 26 1.6
2009 Dec. 18 4.8
2008 Oct. 29 0.1
2007 Nov. 6 2.5
2006 Oct. 12 8.6
2005 Nov. 16 1.3
2004 Nov. 8 0.2
2003 Nov. 13 1.5
2002 Nov. 1 0.7
2001 Oct. 25 0.3
2000 Nov. 14 3.1
1999 Nov. 3 0.1
1998 Nov. 11 0.2
1997 Oct. 22 0.2
1996 Nov. 9 0.2
1995 Nov. 4 0.4
1994 Nov. 23 0.9
1993 Oct. 30 0.1
1992 Oct. 20 0.6
1991 Oct. 6 0.2
1990 Nov. 11 0.7
1989 Nov. 3 0.5
1988 Oct. 25 0.5
1987 Nov. 5 0.1
1986 Nov. 11 1.3
1985 Nov. 22 0.5
1984 Nov. 12 1.0
1983 Nov. 3 0.6
1982 Nov. 5 12.3
1981 Nov. 6 0.7
1980 Nov. 17 2.0
1979 Nov. 15 0.1
1978 Nov. 21 0.2
1977 Nov. 11 2.8
1976 Oct. 21 0.2
1975 Nov. 13 0.2
1974 Nov. 13 2.2
1973 Nov. 5 0.1
1972 Oct. 15 0.6
1971 Nov. 4 0.2
1970 Nov. 15 1.6
1969 Oct. 22 0.9
1968 Nov. 12 3.3
1967 Nov. 5 0.1
1966 Nov. 3 1.5
1965 Oct. 28 1.2
1964 Nov. 19 1.2
1963 Nov. 24 0.1
1962 Oct. 26 2.0
1961 Nov. 8 1.8
1960 Oct. 24 1.0
1959 Nov. 12 0.1
1958 Nov. 24 2.0
1957 Nov. 9 5.6
1956 Nov. 24 2.1
1955 Nov. 17 1.4
1954 Oct. 31 1.0
1953 Nov. 7 10.3
1952 Oct. 19 0.3
1951 Nov. 2 4.5
1950 Nov. 3 0.4
1949 Nov. 5 0.9
1948 Nov. 29 0.6
1947 Nov. 8 5.0
1946 Dec. 2 1.0
1945 Nov. 23 9.0
1944 Nov. 5 0.1
1943 Oct. 18 1.5

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