- Associated Press - Monday, December 21, 2015

LYONSDALE, N.Y. (AP) - It took longer than usual to arrive, but the first big storm of the season has left parts of central New York buried under three feet of snow.

The National Weather Service says the weekend’s lake-effect storms dropped 12 to 36 inches of snow on areas of the Tug Hill Plateau, east of Lake Ontario.

The weather service says the town of Lyonsdale in Lewis County topped the list with 36 inches, with other nearby locations also reporting more than 30 inches.

Sections of western New York also received their first big snowfall of the season, with Perrysburg in Cattaraugus County getting a foot of snow.

Buffalo recorded its first snow of the season on Friday - just. 0.1 inches - setting a record for the latest measurable snowfall.

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