This winter feels like real-life “Groundhog Day”

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – For many, this winter feels like a broken record of extreme cold, snow and ice. Some even consider it a real-life version of the movie “Groundhog Day.”

The constant winter weather is even starting to get to the hardiest Western New Yorkers. Typically when you ask someone from Buffalo about the snow, you get a defiant answer.

Eric Burgos said, “That’s how it is in Buffalo, you have to handle it. All I have is a sweater on, you have to handle it, it’s cold, it’s cold, when it’s hot it gets hot, it’s the weather!”

But this year seems to be wearing on even the toughest Buffalonians. The daily grind of waking up, shoveling or snow blowing, clearing off the car, and then a slow commute is getting old.

Margaret Talmadge said, “This is just absolutely too long, too long. OK? Snow can go away.”

After Tuesday’s snow, Buffalo has officially had more snow than the last two years combined: 95.5 inches. And when you combine that will the bitter cold and wind, there’s an excuse to complain.

Lana Perez said, “This is Buffalo and this is how it is every year but this year it’s cold.”

If things keep going the way they have been, Buffalo is on pace to have more than 120 inches of snow, making this the eighth snowiest since the 40s.

Even meteorologists get tired of the snow.

“The way this winter is going I’m thinking I could tape on Monday and take the rest of the week off,” News 4’s Bryan Shaw said.

But there is a silver lining to this winter.

Shaw said, “I enjoy busting these myths about how ‘when I was a kid it was way snowier.’ The 70s were a really average decade. Other than two really snowy winters it was pretty average.”

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