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Searching for snow? Try upper Canada

0.2 inches.

That's how much snow has been logged this season so far at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

You might say we're overdue.

Santa's already at the mall. Christmas tree farms are open. And, holiday lights are blinking.

It doesn't appear there will be much of anything significant to report in the snow department at least over the next two weeks, according to the Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service.

Temperatures between Dec. 2 and Dec. 6 are expected to be above-normal for early December. (Climate Prediction Center)

Temperatures in both the six-to-10 day and eight-to-14 day projections are expected to be above normal for the Buffalo Niagara region, forecasters said.

Except for today, temperatures this week will also trend slightly warmer than normal as well, forecasts show.

Normals for this week in the calendar are highs in the low 40s with overnight lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Here's what the National Weather Service says to expect:

Today: Mostly sunny. High about 40 degrees.

Tuesday: Sunny with an unseasonably warm daytime high temperature near 60 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s.

Thursday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers. High near 50 degrees.

Friday: Showers expected with highs in the mid- to upper 40s.

Not many places in the lower 48 states have much snow on the ground, according to the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center.

Its snow cover map shows about an inch or so remained on the ground scattered across the higher elevations south and east of Buffalo, in portions of the North Country, northern New England as well as some areas of the upper Great Lakes and Rocky Mountains.

The Weather Channel reported today that there's a record-breaking lack of snow.

Only 12 times since 1870 has less snowfall been recorded at the Buffalo airport as of this date, weather service data shows:

Buffalo Niagara's slowest 25 starts to winter by snowfall dating back to 1870. (xmACIS2)





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