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Third daily snowfall record in six days set on Wednesday

Since 1894, the daily snowfall record of 6 inches stood for Jan. 29 in Buffalo.

And, Wednesday's former mark of 11.6 inches was established during President Lyndon Johnson's administration – in 1966.

Both were broken in consecutive days.

The 13.6 inches of snow that fell at Buffalo Niagara International Airport Wednesday followed the 6.4 inches recorded at the airport's National Weather Service station Tuesday.

They were the second and third daily snowfall records set in Buffalo over six days.

Last Friday, the 17.2-inch snowfall in Buffalo shattered another century-plus-old mark. The former record for Jan. 25 was 10.1 inches, established in 1915.

It was also the 12th highest single-day snowfall in the city's recorded weather history.

Wednesday's snowfall pushed January's monthly snowfall to 62.4 inches, which makes this Buffalo's fourth-snowiest January.

The most? January 1977. There was 68.3 inches.

The snowfall Wednesday also brought Buffalo to an even 90 inches on the 2018-19 winter season. That's less than 5 inches shy of the city's seasonal average for an entire winter.

Besides snowfall, Buffalo tied its record for lowest temperature on Wednesday, established in 2003. It was minus 3.

What to expect the next 36 hours: Harsh, blustery and pervasive cold


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