The cooldown across New York is here and as we get ready to kick off November, the first measurable snowfall is expected for the start of the new month.


Looking ahead to the forecast this week, it looks like the cold weather will continue and a cold front will bring lake-effect snow across Western New York.

There are two different weather models and each of them is calling for snow. The biggest difference is how much snow should we expect.

The European model is calling for several inches of snow across the region with almost up to 8 inches in Little Valley. The US model is saying that we could see only 2 total inches of snow in the region. The thing we know is that November will start with some white stuff on the ground.

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The good news is that most of the state won't be dealing with any snow next week. In fact, last week the National Weather Service put out their latest prediction for the Winter 2023-24 and they think due to the El Nino weather system, that New York is looking at a milder and drier winter this year.  

This early snow will also put Buffalo in the early lead for the "Golden Snowball" award, which is given out to the New York town that gets the most snow during the winter. Last year, Buffalo took home the crown with 133.6 inches which doubled any other major town's total.

Syracuse has the 2nd most snow last year with 65.6 inches.

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You can see the final snow totals for the Golden Snowball award HERE.

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