Buffalo and the Southtowns have a national reputation as communities that get a lot of snow.
But maybe Erie, Pa., should become the butt of all those winter weather jokes.
Erie picked up 24 inches of new snow from midnight to 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service office in Cleveland, bringing its storm total since 7 p.m. Christmas Eve to 60 inches.
That shattered many records, according to the weather service.
The 58 inches of snow reported is the greatest two-day total ever in the state of Pennsylvania, meteorologists said. The previous record was set on March 20 to 21, 1958, with 44 inches in Morgantown, Pa.
Erie received 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day, a new all-time daily snowfall record there, the weather service Tweeted.
The 1 PM snow observation at Erie International Airport was 1.5" of new snow since 7 AM. This brings the daily total to 20.5" of snow. The 2-day total since midnight Christmas Day is 54.5" of snow. The storm total since snow began after 7 PM Christmas Eve is 56.5" of snow. #pawx
— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) December 26, 2017
Meteorologists pointed out on Twitter that "as of midnight it was the snowiest month in Erie, Pa., record with 73 inches." The previous snowiest month ever was 66.9 inches in December 1989.
And another 3 to 8 inches were expected to fall on Erie between midnight and 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
But the tiny town of Redfield, N.Y., just east of Lake Ontario in Oswego County would scoff at Erie's new record. As of midnight, Redfield measured 128.2 inches of snow since Dec. 1 with 49 inches on the ground right now.
Here are some other New York State snow totals for this month according to the National Weather Service:
Perrysburg - 68.7 inches
Buffalo - 29.1 inches
Syracuse - 28.2 inches
Rochester - 23.7 inches
Albany - 11.6 inches
New York City - 7 inches
Meanwhile, if you're driving toward Erie, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has urged motorists to avoid unnecessary travel near that city. It has also restricted commercial vehicle travel on Interstate 86 and a portion of Interstate 90 from the New York state line to the Interstate 79 interchange. Included in the restriction are lightly loaded or empty semi-trucks, double trailers, recreational vehicles, non-commercial vehicles towing trailers and motorcycles.