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March 20, 1940: Spring greets Buffalo with a blanket of snow

Today is the first day of spring, but 75 years ago, the weather that greeted Buffalo wasn't terribly spring-like.

"Spring's here, calendar says, but snow arouses doubts"

"Today was the first day of Spring, but skepticism fell on Buffalo this morning with a blanket of snow. The snow soon was packed into an icy coat, traffic inched along, and everywhere the scene was wintry instead of equinoctial."

March 20 1940

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