When winter is at its snowiest, and coldest, people in Buffalo and Western New York need these things to survive.

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Some of those preps are just the things we always think abouNow some of this stuff is obvious, like the top 5 things you should keep in your car this winter. There's also a series of winter hacks that always seem to be helpful as well.

Buffalo being on the Eastern end of Lake Erie pretty much guarantees we get a ton of snow every year. Buffalo is always a contender for the Golden Snowball Award, the award that's given to the city in New York State with the most snow that year, and the National Golden Snow Globe Award, which is the award that's given to the city in the United States with the most snow that year.

But to truly survive a Buffalo winter, there are at least 9 things that you must have with you at home.

9 Things Every Western New Yorker Needs to Survive Winter

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