high wind warning

City of Buffalo

Erie Basin Marina and Ralph C. Wilson Junior Centennial Park are already closed and utility crews are standing by in anticipation of today's windy weather. A High Wind Warning will be in effect today as gusts are expected to reach nearly 60 miles per hour.

The strongest winds occurred Sunday afternoon as a gust of 69 miles per hour was recorded at 3:17 p.m. at the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service. The effects of those winds, however, are still being felt. Over 50,000 customers are without power Monday morning, forcing dozens of schools to close.

A High Wind Warning is now in effect across Western New York and continues through 10:00 Monday morning.

Damaging winds with 75 mph gusts expected Sunday

Feb 22, 2019

The National Weather Service is working to stay ahead of the potentially devastating effects of a weather front coming to the region Sunday. Meteorologist Dave Thomas says their weather models are consistently projecting extended periods of strong winds, including gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour. A High Wind Warning has been issued from Sunday at 7 a.m. through Monday at 10 a.m. 

Around 8:30 this morning a wind gust of 60 miles per hour was recorded at the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock expects the strong winds to continue with the possibility of gusts reaching 70 miles per hour before the day is done.


Strong winds are expected to batter Western New York today, causing concerns over the possibility of power outages and downed trees and power lines.

A winter weather advisory is now in effect in the Southern Tier. The advisory begins in the immediate Buffalo area at 6:00pm Monday and continues for all areas of Western New York through 10:00 Tuesday morning.

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Strong and potentially damaging winds will be blowing through Western New York tonight and into Monday.

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The gales of November blew across Western New York Friday.