Buffalo is the largest city in Western New York and the second in size in the state of New York, US. Buffalo is a significant part of the Buffalo Niagara Region, is a major commercial spot in the Canada-US border, and is also serving as the seat of the county of Erie. The city of Buffalo is conveniently located on Lake Erie's eastern shores, in proximity to the famous Niagara Falls. Extensive developments in the city are as a result of the early introduction of electricity, the reason why Buffalo is fondly referred to as "The City of Light." Famous artists and designers are featured in numerous architectures throughout Buffalo, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Frederick Law Olmsted. The general city planning was done by Joseph Ellicott, an American city planner, surveyor, lawyer, agent, and politician of the gothic Quaker faith. Numerous attractive structures in Buffalo include the scenic Canalside neighborhood, the stunning modern KeyBank Center, the ancient building of the county hall and city hall, the Peace Bridge that connects Buffalo to Fort Erie in Ontario, and the famous tall building hosting the Buffalo City Hall. Several museums in Buffalo are home to amazing exhibitions that feature unique artwork and stunning masterpieces from renowned artists like Warhol and Picasso. Numerous art galleries and memorial spots host more art and craft pieces that offer a sneak peek into the historical and cultural growth and development of Buffalo.
The climate of Buffalo is typical of the humid continental climate classified under the Köppen climatic classification as Dfb with a close border on Dfa. The weather is mainly characterized by warm and dry summer with ample sunshine and cold and snowy winter with moderately high winds. Summers have the best weather, with the temperature averaging 77.5°F (25.3°C), coupled up with up to ten hours of sunshine each day. The rain gauge barely collects more than 3.3" (83.8mm) in precipitation, and the humidity averages 71.5%. Winters are cold and snowy, with at least half of the month experiencing moderately high snowfall. There are up to 65cm of snow and averagely eighteen and a half snowy days. The temperature rarely goes above 36.5°F (2.5°C) during the day but drops lower than 59.9°F (15.5°C) at night. Spring remains cold but mildly tolerable, carrying on with much of the winter weather. Autumn is moderately cool but begins to experience the cold winter weather from as early as mid-October. Buffalo can be visited any time during the year, seeing that it has both extremes in its weather to attract the heat lovers and cold lovers alike. However, most of the visitors arrive during summer, between May and August. This period has the warmest weather with moderately drier days compared to the other seasons. The climate offers an excellent time to tour the city and experience the vibrant life. This period also has most of the events and festivals that attract crowds from across the world. The Allentown Art Festival in June is one of the significant events in Buffalo. The stunning artwork is exhibited for the public, coupled up with great shows and concerts. The Taste of Buffalo Food Festival is yet another event, held in July in a bid to celebrate and appreciate the milestones covered by the local food industry. The same happens during the National Buffalo Wing Festival in September.