By John Dodge

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — The amount of snow that has already fallen on top of Buffalo, New York is more than fell in the top three Chicago snowstorms–combined.

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The news media like to offer historical facts like that to put things in perspective.

But think about that, one would have to pile the snow totals from 1967, 1999 and 2011 on top of each other, if that was even possible.

So far, between five and six feet of snow (60 to 72 inches) has fallen in this historic lake effect storm. More is expected through Friday.

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The combined snowfall for those three Chicago storms is 66 inches.

Last year, which was one of the snowiest winters here on record, a total of around 80 inches fell around Chicago for the entire season.

Buffalo could possibly see that much just this week.

While the storm is serious and lives have been lost, some people found some humor in this disaster.

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Old Style on Twitter took umbrage.