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Northtowns dominate latest local snowfall tallies

A trained National Weather Service spotter logged 20.3 inches during this week's blizzard and associated snowstorm, topping Western New York's list as of 10:30 a.m. today, the National Weather Service reported.

Meanwhile, Buffalo's official measuring station at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport registered an even 20 inches. That total was enough to pad the city's lead at the top of the standings for seasonal snowfall for largest U.S. cities.

Buffalo's total brings its seasonal total to an even 90 inches. That's just 4.4 inches shy of the city's season average.

The storm vaulted Buffalo into a 20-inch lead over second-place Syracuse heading into Thursday.

The 13.6 inches that fell at the Buffalo airport Wednesday was a daily record for snowfall. It was the second consecutive day of a record-setting daily snowfall in Buffalo.

[Complete coverage of the January 2019 blizzard]

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