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Tuesday was the last full day of the New York Association of Counties fall seminar in Rochester, where weather and climate were the topic of the keynote address.

The keynote speaker was Josh Darr, senior vice president and lead meteorologist at JLT, which does risk assessments.

He says weather isn’t getting worse, but more weather is happening in the extremes.

Darr says counties need to watch weather patterns to decide how to spend their assets -- whether it's people, time or money.

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More than 18,000 National Grid customers and 7,000 NYSEG customers were without power across Western New York late Friday morning.

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For the first time in more than a week, Western New York is free of any severe weather warnings and advisories. A wind chill warning that had covered the region since Thursday expired Sunday morning.

When the going gets tough, the tough go skiing

Jan 3, 2018
Brian Mann / North County Public Radio

Setting off through the winter woods, I am wrapped like a Christmas package with seven layers of insulation between myself and the day. I'm wearing mittens an astronaut on the surface of the moon would envy. This is one of those ice-box cold, double-digit below-zero days and the snow has that super cold squeak.

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Government leasing has been talked about for years and there has been some of it. Now, one of the big dogs in local government, Erie County, is dipping its toes into leasing to see if it can help, especially in winter weather.

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All of Western New York will get more snow in the coming days. A "White Christmas" is guaranteed.

New York State Thruway Authority

Winter is around the corner and the New York State Thruway Authority has announced its readiness for the season.

Updated at 1:20 p.m. ET

Two of the biggest cities standing in the way of Tuesday's nor'easter, New York City and Philadelphia, have lifted their blizzard warnings as the storm's path has shifted to the west and meteorologists have tempered their forecasts for the major urban areas.

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Buffalo was warm in February. How warm was it? The National Weather Service says the region set a record for the warmest February on record.

Some areas of the Northeast have been enjoying a mostly snow-free winter, but that's about to change.

Residents have been warned about an approaching powerful, fast-moving storm that could deliver more than a foot of snow in some areas.

The change in weather follows a spring-like day when much of the Northeast was enjoying 60 degree temperatures.

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If this winter has seemed windy, the National Weather Service says you're right - and there's more to come.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties that will be in place until 7 o'clock Sunday evening.

Erie County plows were out and a plan was in place, as lake effect snows fell over parts of Western New York. But County Executive Mark Poloncarz says they, too, were caught in lengthy delays that were blamed on the high rate of snowfall and the accidents which kept even plows stuck in traffic.


Western New York is waking up to a blast of winter weather that is expected to last through the weekend before any kind of warm-up. WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with National Weather Service Winter Weather Program Meteorologist Bob Hamilton for the latest on the advisories and warnings in effect and more.

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Now's your chance to get paid doing one of Buffalo's oldest traditions; shoveling.

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Snow continues to blanket all of Western New York, as a Winter Weather Advisory covers Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties into early afternoon.

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Heavy lake-effect snows crisscrossed the region Wednesday, causing widespread traffic migraines in many communities. Strong winds created whiteout conditions.

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In your car heading to work, you may notice not everyone is going with the snow flow. There may be snow flying off the car ahead of you or perhaps only a small portion of someone's rear window scraped. It's an annual event, but there are also annual precautions you can take to protect yourself.

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The first blast of winter weather is approaching Western New York this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for Southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties from 4 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Monday. Impacted areas could see up to a foot of snow. While Buffalo and its immediate suburbs will see little snow, some wild, windy weather is on the way.


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When the snow hits this weekend, town highway crews will be out plowing Erie County roads under a new contract approved Thursday by the County Legislature.

Airport snow-busters gather in Buffalo

Apr 25, 2016
Robert Creenan

While most people are thinking spring, hundreds of self-proclaimed "snow bosses" at airports across the country are in Buffalo this week with winter on their minds.

Winter storm warning prompts school closings

Feb 16, 2016
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Although many schools are already closed due to the mid-winter break, others have closed due to inclement weather. Among the closings:

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Motorists can look forward to a slow afternoon commute home, with another winter blast coming in.

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Western New York finally has received a taste of winter with the recent snowfall.

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After a record-setting December nearly devoid of snow, area ski resorts are finally beginning to open.

Despite lack of snow, Ellicottville is hardly panicking

Dec 7, 2015
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Many Western New Yorkers aren't exactly upset that the first significant snowfall of the season has yet to arrive. Chances are, they're not in the business of running a ski resort. But while officials at a popular Western New York skiing destination wonder when they'll finally get to open their season officials in the village where it is located say the lack of flakes is not harming their local economy at all.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Buffalo’s lack of snow has landed us in the record books.  The National Weather Service reports, as of midnight, the area has broken the record for the latest measurable snowfall. 

A high wind warning is in effect for all of Western New York. Wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are expected both Thursday and Friday.

Local roads agency prepared for snowstorms

Oct 16, 2015
Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The head of a local agency that monitors area roadways believes the region is more ready than ever to deal with snow.

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