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The reasons why this snowstorm could be the worst in Buffalo history

The National Weather Service calls the storm “life-threatening,” “once-in-a-generation,” and “crippling”. A blizzard warning remains in effect until Christmas morning. The storm is tied to an exceptionally intense mid-latitude storm or “bomb cyclone”. That storm was almost entirely a ground blizzard, with little snowfall. January 1977 was the third snowiest month in the city’s history, with more than 90 inches falling.