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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
Version: Not provided
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-19
Stop Date: 2000-11-21
Data Set Progress
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 Format: varies
Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-03-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01