A band of snow that is set to let up Wednesday morning dumped a second wave of snow in the day and left six feet of snow in parts of New York. The snow also brought a storm that left the powder in all 50 states. But the blanket is expected to calm down by Friday, bringing back normal November temperatures to the north.
Almost 76 inches of the white stuff fell in Buffalo, according to the National Weather Service. This is a U.S. record for a 24 hour time period. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergencies in ten counties. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on highways, including the Niagara University Purple Eagles women’s basketball team bus. The bus was stuck for more than 24 hours and 50 miles away from Buffalo. Some players tweeted that they had been rescued.
thank you everyone for your support !!!!! We finally made it off the bus#30hrs #NUWBBstrandedonabus pic.twitter.com/HszehO1C8F
— #Grind2Shine (@_TC3__) November 19, 2014
The frigid temperatures could be credited for at least four deaths Tuesday: three people suffering heart attacks while shoveling snow and one car crash. This brings the death toll to 19 across the nation since Saturday.
Good luck getting out of that parking spot! #Hamburg NY sits at 22 inches & counting pic.twitter.com/AR4hgoluUy
— Mike Bettes (@mikebettes) November 18, 2014