2014 recap: Two January blizzards welcome WNY to the new year

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — If January 2014 was any indication for snow in Buffalo, then people should have expected one last arctic blast. The year 2014 turned out to have not one, not two but three serious snowstorms, two of which were classified as blizzards.

It’s only happened four other times in history. Buffalo has had multiple blizzards in 1904, 1936, 1942 and 1977. Now 2014 can join the ranks.

Two blizzards don’t come and go without leaving interesting news in their wake. Here are two stories readers might remember.

A woman gave birth in her car. Caitlyn Kish’s baby was born during the worst blizzard Buffalo has seen in 20 years. Kish attempted to drive from her rural home to a hospital but didn’t make it, and after 911 dispatch said they couldn’t send any help, they helped her through the birth via the phone. Kish’s baby was born and delivered healthily.

And firefighters battled a blaze despite the snowflakes. An apartment building caught on fire not once, but twice in Orchard Park. That was costly to the tenants of the building; estimated damages climbed to about $1.3 million, but nobody was injured in the flame.

STORY | Blizzard recapped

MORE | See all of our 2014: Year in Review stories

News 4 will feature 12 stories which recap each month of 2014. Keep coming back in order to see the top stories from each month of this past year.

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