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COMET Case Study 032:Buffalo Lake Effect Snowstorm at UCAR/JOSS/NOAA/CODIAC

Abstract: On 20 November 2000, Buffalo, NY was hit with a lake effect snowstorm with strength unseen in several years, and a disruptive force unequalled in nearly 25 years.Buffalo received 2 feet of snow in a relatively short time, with most falling in a 7-hour period. Frequent lightning occurred all afternoon with this snowfall, and the timing could not have been worse, as the brunt of the snowfall began around 2
p.m. local time.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 46.3   S: 40.0   E: -73.5   W: -83.4

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: COMET Case Study 032:Buffalo Lake Effect Snowstorm
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/JOSS
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-19
Stop Date: 2000-11-21
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Cooperative Distributed Interactive Atmospheric Catalog System, Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: codiac at
Contact Address:
Codiac Data Archive
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000-FL4
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Size: varies
Distribution Format: varies
Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-03-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23