Buffalo snow

Blast of winter weather across the region

Nov 28, 2018
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Snowfall was widespread across Western New York Wednesday. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties until 6 p.m. Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties, also until 6 p.m. Wednesday.   

Avery Schneider, WBFO

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and city officials had a message to residents, as they provided an update on snow clearing efforts: thank you. Honoring winter parking rules, Brown said, was one of the factors that helped streets crews get main and secondary thoroughfares ready for the Friday morning commute, following about a foot of snow that fell in the Queen City overnight.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Less than 24 hours before the City of Buffalo was anticipating its first snow accumulation of December, Mayor Byron Brown declared the city's streets personnel ready not just for the forecasted weather but for the entire coming winter season.


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The Buffalo Public School District canceled all after-school activities Wednesday, however, it is a slow ride home for some students. The District said First Student school buses are running late due to the snowy conditions.  

Will warm Great Lakes mean less ice this winter?

Nov 7, 2016

The Great Lakes are much warmer than usual, and that will be a factor in limiting ice formation this winter, the National Weather Service says in its "freeze-up outlook."

Snow squall blasts into downtown Buffalo

Jan 12, 2016
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Within seconds, a wall of heavy snow squall blasted through a section of the I-190 and into downtown Buffalo during the noon hour.

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Western New York could shatter a weather record this week -- just not the kind we're used to seeing as we move into December.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Some Buffalo residents living on the most narrowest of city streets say snow piles are making streets nearly impassable.  But Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown tells WBFO News city Public Works Department crews are doing the best to remove the snow.

Heavy Lake Effect snows pounds northtowns

Jan 9, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A heavy Lake effect snow band that pounded areas north of Buffalo overnight.  Snow bands have shifted southward and will continue south through mid-morning Friday. WBFO News spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Kirk Apffel who is monitoring the bands and snowfall rates.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Lake Effect Snow Warning for northern Erie and Genesee counties.  The warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.

City hauling snow to Central Terminal

Nov 19, 2014
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The City of Buffalo's Department of Public Works and Streets has been removing the snow with high lifts in South Buffalo and placing it on dump trucks.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says tons of snow is being transported to the Central Terminal on the city's East Side.


Fifth death reported from Lake Effect storm

Nov 19, 2014
WBFO News photo provided by Karen from Marilla

The Lake Effect snow storm that buried areas south of Buffalo under several feet of snow is now attributed to five-deaths.

Wegmans closes three stores due to snowstorm

Nov 18, 2014
WBFO News photo by Megan Wagner

For the first time, Wegmans said it was forced to close three Buffalo-area stores south of the city due to the Lake Effect storm. 

Partial driving ban in city for South Buffalo

Nov 18, 2014
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has issued a driving ban for South Buffalo where two-feet of Lake Effect snow has fallen over night. Mayor Brown telling WBFO News this driving ban is from Clinton Street south.  

City says it's ready for winter

Nov 12, 2014
WBFO News file photo by Eileen Buckley

With snow in Western New York's forecast, the City of Buffalo showed off its snow-fighting fleet at the Broadway Garage Wednesday morning.

The Blizzard of March 2014

Mar 13, 2014
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

You can call this one the March blizzard of 2014.  For the second time this season Western New York is dealing with heavy snow and strong winds, creating tough driving conditions and poor visibility at times.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for all of Western New York as a blizzard continues to grip the region.

Difficult commute in latest snow blast

Feb 27, 2014
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Another wind whipped blast created a treacherous ride into work for commuters across the Buffalo Niagara region.  A very fine snow and strong winds made driving conditions difficult Thursday morning.

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

It was a rough trek into work for commuters in the Buffalo Niagara region Tuesday morning.  Overnight snowfall coated the roads with another layer of new snow, making driving hazardous.

Buffalo to get overdue snow blast!

Dec 7, 2011
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It looks like the Buffalo Niagara region will finally get an overdue blast of winter weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a Lake Effect Snow Watch from late Thursday night through Friday afternoon for Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Wyoming counties.

It will be party sunny on Thursday with highs in the upper 30's and by the evening snow showers are expected to arrive.

 The snow could be heavy at times in the overnight hours with two to four inches of accumulation. Temperatures will be only in the upper 20's.