Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Amber Heard
Buffalo Bills Stars Forced to Dig Cars Out After Record 22.3 Inches of Snow
If you think the Buffalo Bills players were happy to spend most of last week in the locker room after the team broke its all-time record for snow, you’d be dead wrong. In fact, the players were forced to dig out their cars, which were stuck in the snow, before the game. And the blizzard that hit the city is still hanging around. The airport recorded a zero-mile visibility after the storm.
Highmark Stadium is covered in snow
There was a time when a foot or more of snow fell at Highmark Stadium. In fact, the stadium is a tad snowy on the day of the Bills’ game against the Dolphins. As for the rest of the weekend, expect a few inches of snow on the ground, if not at the field. The Buffalo and Erie County weather bureau is bracing for a snowstorm. Depending on your travel plans, it might be wise to heed the call.
A blizzard is not without its own glories. Orchard Park has been the recipient of some 36 inches of snow since late afternoon, and more is on the way. While a foot or more could be had at the office, it might be best to keep your nose to the grindstone until a dreary weekend kicks off. Fortunately, the Buffalo and Erie County weather bureau is on the ball.
One can only hope the game is played in a snow free environment.
Buffalo airport recorded zero-mile visibility after blizzard
The Buffalo airport recorded zero-mile visibility after a blizzard on Friday. The weather service issued a travel warning and urged people to stay off the roads. They also reported that the area is experiencing rising waters.
Buffalo’s airport is the busiest in the U.S. and receives more than a million passengers every year. It is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Erie. Earlier in the week, it received more than 56.6 mm of snow.
The airport was closed for a time as the winter storm continued to hit the area. According to the National Weather Service, the Buffalo airport had zero-mile visibility for 16 hours.
By late afternoon, the airport’s winds had slowed to 33 to 46 miles per hour. However, gusts of up to 79 miles per hour were reported. In addition to being snowed in, the city’s streets were blocked.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency for Buffalo and Watertown, New York. She is calling the weather “one for the ages.”
American Medical Response team allegedly had one of its paramedic supervisors fly cars stolen after it was stuck in snow
The Buffalo Bills football team has had to put their best foot forward after a record breaking blizzard hit Western New York. As a result, their name is on the lips of locals and tourists alike. Although the Buffalo empire is still intact, residents of the surrounding cities such as Rochester and Niagara Falls are scurrying to the north and south respectively.
Some notable names in the game such as Bills ottawaisies and the aforementioned aforementioned dudes have had to scrounge for their keepers in the snow and slush of late. More mundane tasks such as repairing damaged fixtures, and retrieving lost or found luggage are not so easy. Despite the flurry of activity, the team has a decent chance of making the playoffs. Sadly, the team has a slew of injuries that could have been avoided.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s speed and agility are threatened by snow
The Buffalo Bills have a new quarterback, Josh Allen, who was picked in the seventh round of the NFL draft in 2018. After going to community college in California, the 23-year-old quickly established himself as a strong passer and made an immediate impact on the team.
In his first season, Allen started 11 games for the Bills. He completed 2,074 yards and threw 10 touchdowns. However, the season ended with a heartbreaking loss to Kansas City Chiefs. Now, the Bills need a better quarterback.
The team is battling for playoff life. They are tied for sixth place. Hopefully, the team will be able to move up in the rankings. But, until then, they need a quarterback who can accurately complete passes to all fields, including the snowy ones of Buffalo.
When asked about his first experience playing in a cold weather game, Josh Allen had many memories. He said it was one of his most frightening experiences.