mild winter weather

Dense fog follows unseasonably warm Saturday

Jan 22, 2017
Photo courtesy of National Weather Service

Dense fog spread over much of the region Sunday morning. The National Weather Service warned motorists to slow down and be prepared for rapid changes in visibility. Conditions were expected to improve as the day goes on.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Western New York's mild winter has thrown the region's garden and growing season a sharp curve.  It has gardeners shaking their heads and commercial growers keeping their fingers crossed.

Those of us who've been around the block know the winter of 2011-2012 is one for the record books.  Snowfall in the 40 plus inch range and temperatures warm enough to keep the Great Lakes ice free.

John Farfaglia is an extension educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Niagara County.