A five-year (2010–2015) cold-season climatology of soundings from Buffalo was gathered for each time when snowfall occurred within a 167-km radius of the Buffalo sounding location. A total of 653 sounding times were identified, with.300 associated with synoptic-scale snow snow, 297 with lake-effect snow, and 56 with lake-enhanced snow. DGZs in lake-effect soundings tend to feature the coolest temperatures and highest supersaturation rates, potentially indicating more rapid crystal growth. Lake-effect soundings also feature DGZs closest to the surface. Thus, dendrites that form during lake-effect snow events generally have a smaller distance to fall and potentially change growth characteristics than with other types of snow events. Further, lake-effect DGZs are associated with the lowest mixing ratio values, a result of the cold continental airmasses that are typically associated with lake-effect snow events. Finally, DGZ depth can vary but is often around 1000 m across all types of snow events.