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Only one place in WNY was colder than Ellicottville's minus 16

Arctic high pressure channeled the coldest air of the season into parts of New York State over the last couple of days.

Temperatures bottomed out at 1 degree at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport overnight into Wednesday morning, but were far below zero in many other spots around Western New York, the National Weather Service reported.

The Olean area was the coldest, data showed. The mercury there dipped to minus 19 degrees at 6:20 a.m., the weather service reported.

Erie County's coldest spot was Springville, where it was minus 15 degrees at 7:49 a.m.

Eden dropped to minus 12 degrees and Farnham was minus 11, weather service data showed.

The state's North Country was close to 20 degrees colder.

North Philadelphia in Jefferson County dropped to minus 35 degrees as of 8:10 a.m., the weather service reported.

Watertown's airport recorded a reading of minus 30 degrees just before 8 a.m.

Buffalo's coldest temperature was recorded at 6:28 a.m. Tuesday when it hit minus 4 degrees at the airport. It was the first subzero reading for the city since Jan. 7, 2018.

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