Since the beginning of January, we have been anticipating a major snowfall on the horizon, especially when you consider that we have already seen two major snowstorms this winter: one in November (just before Thanksgiving) and one in December (also known as ‘The Christmas Blizzard’).

Every month, Western New York has been blasted with snow, but this month, we really haven’t been touched. 

Actually, it seems like January has been weirdly warm, with temperatures at one point staying in the upper 40s. 

When you consider how warm it’s really been, it makes sense why local meteorologist Patrick Hammer from WGRZ tweeted on January 18 that we had seen 7x the amount of days with rain rather than with snow! 

I think we can all agree that this January has been warmer than the past, but just how warm has it been?

According to WeatherSpark, January is usually the coldest month of the year in Buffalo, with temperatures ranging, on average, from a low of 21°F and high of 32°F.  

So why did one temperature reading show that it was 75°F in Western New York? 

Photo Credit: Kadie Daye
Photo Credit: Kadie Daye
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Obviously, it was a mistake, right? It was definitely in the 30s last night , and we’re preparing for about 9 inches of snow in some areas, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo. 

It did kind of make me laugh though on my evening walk that it said 75°F…even though there was snow on the ground and you could see your own breath. 

According to meteorologist Mike Cejka from News 4, the snow band will begin moving on Tuesday morning through Western New York. 

You can see the radar map below. 

You might want to throw a blanket in your car in anticipation of the snow this week. 

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