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Students in the Buffalo Public School District will have one more day off Friday due to the winter storm.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the announcement was issued Thursday afternoon. 


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A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for Erie, Wyoming and Genesee counties until 1 a.m. Thursday. A State of Emergency has been declared in Erie County and a driving ban in Buffalo and several local municipalities.  

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Lake-effect snow moved through Erie County late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning as extreme weather converged on Western New York.

Another winter blast & lake snows

Jan 24, 2019
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The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Storm Watch for parts of Western New York for 1 a.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Saturday for Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee, and Wyoming counties.

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.   

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

With a light snow falling outside City Hall on Tuesday - and more to come - the Common Council approved this year's version of a snow plan.

Snow will be impacting the region over the coming days, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a series of statements. With the possibility of 20 inches of snow coming to higher elevation areas, a Winter Storm Warning will be in place for Southern Erie, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Buffalo will be under a Winter Weather Advisory from tonight through 6 p.m. Wednesday.


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Significant snow has arrived in Western New York.

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.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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.

Photo by WNED's Joe Cannizzaro

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.

Buffalo Bills

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.

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