Some warmer temperatures are slated to settle into Western New York today but winter is not ready to let go of us yet, with snow expected for this Easter weekend. WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Ansuini about what to expect over the next few days.
Western New Yorkers have been coping with frigid temperatures and wind chills lower than we have seen in a while. There is a wind chill warning in effect until 10 a.m. Friday. WBFO's Cheryl Hagen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist David Church early about the weather.
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.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service are expecting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be windy rather than white this year. WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock about the holiday forecast.
Several roads are closed in Chautauqua County this morning after a band of thunderstorms poured heavy rains onto the region overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through 8pm for Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties.
A majority of flights at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport are canceled due to the blizzard-like conditions occurring in the region. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says not much is moving in and out of the airport at this time.
The trend of steady snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures have combined to accumulate a solid snowpack across the region. Warmer temperatures are expected to melt much of that snow, bringing flooding to the region this week.
Less than a week ago, the area was hibernating from bone-chilling temperatures. While more moderate weather has taken over in recent days, more severe weather is on the way. A Winter Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning. It is in effect from Tuesday night through Wednesday night.
In a week that brought Buffalo its worst blizzard in recent years, any weather would seem to bring relief. However, despite the arrival of milder temperatures, new public safety concerns are being raised.
The Blizzard of 2014 is now history. Relentless lake effect snows and strong winds pounded the Buffalo region, but the Blizzard warning was lifted early Wednesday morning. Most area highways have reopened and travel bans are lifted.
The National Weather Service says the moderate snow that had been falling all day Thursday became lighter during the evening hours. But forecasters say strong winds up to 25 miles per hour were still creating blowing and drifting snow.
A strange mix of warm weather and freezing rain has left much of the region scrambling this morning. More than 8,000 NYSEG and National Grid customers are without power, with much of that focused in Niagara and Orleans Counties.