National Weather Service

A Lake Effect Snow Warning has been issued for Erie and Genesee Counties, from 1 p.m. today through 1 a.m. Thursday. Tony Ansuini of the National Weather Service expects heavy snow and strong winds will make for a difficult afternoon commute.

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Snow will continue to accumulate in areas across Western New York over the weekend.

The region's residents know very well the possibilities of lake effect snow, which can pile up quickly in some areas while other locales receive very little precipitation.  Dave Thomas of the National Weather Service says that will be the case in the coming days. As three feet of snow hits areas to the south, Buffalo and its northern suburbs should see only a dusting of snow.

Lake snow accumulates in ski country

Nov 20, 2016

The first significant snowfall of the season is affecting parts of Western New York. Steady and persistent lake effect snow fell early Sunday in ski country where a lake snow warning continues through Monday morning for up to a foot of snow.

“Abnormal” is how the National Weather Service is describing this weekend’s rainfall. While rainfall totals over just a couple of days reached as much as three to five inches in some areas of Western New York, it isn’t enough to count the region out of drought conditions just yet.

Despite recent rain, WNY remains under drought status

Oct 4, 2016
United States Drought Monitor

Although rain finally arrived in late summer and early fall, Western and Central New York remain under drought status, says the United States Drought Monitor. One climatologist says even if Hurricane Matthew takes a path that brings abundant rain to the region, it will have little impact on a drier-than-usual environment this year.

Strong storms cause flooding in Southern Tier

Sep 18, 2016

Severe thunderstorms swept through Western New York Saturday night. The Southern Tier counties were particularly hard hit by strong winds and heavy rains. A tornado warning was issued for parts of Cattaraugus County. But so far, the National Weather Service says there is no evidence of an actual tornado touching down.

Severe thunderstorms usher in cooler temps

Sep 11, 2016
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Severe thunderstorms moved through Western New York Saturday night, resulting in some damage.

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Weekend weather broke local records, but not the kind most Western New Yorkers might think. The sultry temperatures and conditions are expected to be followed by more of the same, but with some added relief for current drought conditions.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers should be cautious during this weekend's severe thunderstorms.

After parts of Western New York enjoyed a weekend that included comfortable breezes and even a brief burst of rain, hot and humid weather is heading back into the region.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

It may have rained this week, but that is not expected to have much effect on streams and lawns across the region. Rainfall is more than four inches below normal.

More snow expected as late winter cold persists

Apr 3, 2016

Round two of our late season winter weather arrives late Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service has posted another winter weather advisory for all of Western New York from 5:00 Sunday afternoon until 2:00 Monday afternoon.

Sunday morning temperature hits 12-below

Feb 14, 2016
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As cold as it was last February, temperatures never dropped as low as they did Sunday morning. It was 12 below zero at the airport weather station at 8am, just one degree shy of the record of 13-below set back in 1943.

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The National Weather Service has issued Lake Effect Snow Warnings for much of Western New York Tuesday. 

Winter has arrived in Western New York with a combination of lake-effect snow warnings and advisories in effect for various parts of Western New York. 

A Lake Effect Snow Advisory has been issued for much of Western New York. Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service expects the snow event to start south of Buffalo and arrive in the city in the early minutes of 2016.

A wintry mix forecast for Buffalo area

Dec 27, 2015

The Buffalo area is bracing for some mixed precipitation in the coming days.

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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. 

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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.

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A weekend weather system will force Western New Yorkers to take caution.

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.

Courtesy of Len Schrantz

It is another windy day in Western New York. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning until 11 p.m. this evening and a Lakeshore Flood Advisory until 2 p.m. this afternoon. The forecast also calls for showers with temperatures around 50 degrees. Winds will gust up to 60 mph.

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In general, Western New Yorkers get to enjoy a wonderful fall season, but everyone knows that this is the precursor to winter.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of Western and Central New York today.

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A series of thunderstorms rolled through Western New York overnight, bringing heavy rains.

This summer may have had a cool, rainy start, but the second half looks drier and warmer, especially over the next couple days.

A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for numerous Western New York counties, following a tornado warning for Southern Erie and Wyoming Counties on Monday morning.

Dry weather follows massive snow melt

May 12, 2015

Within the past several months the Buffalo area has gone from having too much snow to not enough rain.

Monday may see temperatures at or above 70 degrees. If so, it would be the warmest day since winter came to Western New York.