It is very likely the month goes down as a top 10 coldest November in Toledo history. But Tuesday with a high of only 18 and a low of 9, makes it tied for the 5th coldest November day in Toledo history. Those records go back through over 4200 November days. In fact, Tuesday's high was colder than all but ONE day compared to the mild winter of 2012-2013.
And how about that snow near Buffalo? Incredible lake effect snow has been falling to the tune of 3-5" PER HOUR. Compare that to the measly 2.1" total we have in Toledo so far this season (as of Wed AM). Leading to incredible snowfall totals in upstate New York, per the NWS Buffalo office:
...ERIE COUNTY... GARDENVILLE 60.0 800 PM 11/18 TRAINED SPOTTER WEST SENECA 57.0 800 PM 11/18 TRAINED SPOTTER ELMA 51.0 800 PM 11/18 TRAINED SPOTTER ORCHARD PARK 48.0 800 PM 11/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
...GENESEE COUNTY... CORFU 40.0 800 PM 11/18 TRAINED SPOTTER DARIEN 36.0 830 PM 11/18 EMERGENCY MNGR
Compare that 60" snow report to Toledo record shattered snow total from ALL of last winter:
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And the visuals from this storm have been stunning, both from the air and on the ground.
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Thankfully the heavy snow has retreated for now from Buffalo, but it will be back.
And on the Great Lakes, water temperatures are running well below normal. Lake Erie is about 4 degrees below normal with ice already forming on the Maumee River.