Welp, it wasn't a total bust, but it wasn't a slam dunk forecast, either. In the end, the snow definitely won out (for most everybody). "Official" NWS spotter reports just came out, and totals ranged anywhere from 3-4" to 10". That deformation zone set up perfectly over WNY, especially from Monroe County west, and pivoted over the area from late evening through the early morning hours giving us a several hours of heavy snow. I can tell you, I was driving home in it! Nearly everybody saw that nasty sleet/freezing rain before the snow, giving the roads a layer of slop under the cement-like snow. Today? Not so fun to shove out from this! Keep this in mind - had this been a "cold" snow - about 5-10° colder, we would have easily doubled our totals, and it probably woud have been a slam dunk forecast.
So, are even all you snow lovers out there saying "uncle" this morning? I have to admit, I'm more of a summer-weather fanatic, but I've absolutely loved this good old fashioned winter!