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The official start of winter is just weeks away and, so far, Western New York has dodged any significant cold or snow. But that doesn’t mean area medical facilities aren’t expecting it and staying ready.

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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.

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For Trace George, a Facebook moment provided a lasting memory of the massive snowstorm that crippled much of the region last November. The CEO of VSP Graphic Group learned through social media that the roof had collapsed at his West Seneca facility.

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Buffalo Meteorologist in Charge Jason Franklin believes local weather forecasters do a really good job most of the time, anticipating what Mother Nature throws at Western New York in the winter.

Lessons learned on the anniversary of 'Snowvember'

Nov 17, 2015
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It's been one year since "Snowvember," the massive snowstorm that covered parts of Western New York in up to eight feet of snow and killed 14 people. Now, the Red Cross is partnering with New York State to offer free disaster preparedness training to area residents for future emergencies.

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As the fourth anniversary of the devastating storms Irene and Lee approaches, the Cuomo Administration says it’s more ready than ever for hurricanes, floods, and other adverse weather events.

Baby boomlet linked to Snowvember

Aug 11, 2015
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The Snowvember storm stranded many residents living South and East of downtown Buffalo at home for days last year. Despite what they may have told you, they apparently didn't spend all of their time shoveling. Officials at Mercy Hospital say nine months have passed and they are now experiencing a baby boomlet.

WBFO wins top radio awards from PRNDI, AP

Jun 7, 2015
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WBFO has won first place honors in a national competition for its coverage of the Snowvember Storm. Public Radio News Directors Inc.

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The bills for the November storm still aren't all in, but Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he has some questions.

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Taxpayers in Erie County can now get a better look at how their tax dollars are being spent.

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FEMA has officially declared parts of Western New York a "major disaster" following last month's massive snowstorm.

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To keep police officers on duty during snow emergencies, elected officials want gates used for closing the Skyway.

Bills game moved to Detroit, Sabres game postponed

Nov 20, 2014
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The NFL has announced that this weekend's Buffalo Bills/New York Jets game will be played Monday evening in Detroit, not Sunday in Orchard Park.

Lake-effect snows hammer southtowns

Nov 18, 2014
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Heavy Lake Effect snows hammered areas south of Buffalo overnight. It has  been an extremely difficult Tuesday morning for some motorists who have been literally stranded on the Thruway.