Weather

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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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Motorists can look forward to a slow afternoon commute home, with another winter blast coming in.

High winds, power outages in Southern Tier

Dec 29, 2015

A few thousand National Grid customers were without power early today after high winds and icy conditions dealt a blow to the Southern Tier overnight.


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.

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

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How cold was it in Western New York last month? National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Ansuini says February of 2015 will go down in the record books as being not only the coldest February on record, but the coldest calendar month ever in the history of record keeping here in Buffalo

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February is very close to becoming the coldest month ever in Western New York. 


Winter Storm Warning for Western New York

Feb 2, 2015
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The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning will be in effect until 4 p.m. Monday for most of Western New York. That warning extends to 7 p.m. for Niagara and Orleans counties.

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A major winter storm is expected to hit the Northeastern Seaboard.


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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.

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Heavy snow is expected to hit the region over the next few days in the season's first major snowstorm. 

Heavy rains and strong winds battered the Buffalo area during the afternoon commute Tuesday.

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Governor Cuomo gathered local leaders from around the state to talk about reaction to past storms, and to plan for the next ones.

Severe wind chills will follow morning snow

Jan 27, 2014
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Blowing, heavy snow fell across the area prior to Monday morning's commute, impacting the start of school for many Western New York districts.  While the snow should cease for the most part, strong winds will present a new set of problems.

Flooding and freezing rain are threats this weekend

Dec 20, 2013

Western New York is bracing for wet weather this weekend that could include freezing rain and flooding.

Heavy snow making travel treacherous

Dec 11, 2013

A strong lake-effect storm is dumping snow on communities south of Buffalo and wreaking havoc on travel in the region.

Heavy snow to cause difficult travel conditions

Dec 10, 2013

A significant amount of lake-effect snow will start to blanket parts of Western New York Tuesday, in a storm that could last until the early morning hours of Thursday.

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The gales of November blew across Western New York Friday.

Heat & humidity grip WNY

Jul 17, 2013

Western New York continues to bake under high heat and humidity.  Temperatures topped the 90-degree mark in many areas Wednesday and the National Weather Service says conditions will continue through Friday.  A heat advisory was issued for the region as the heat index approached 100 degrees.

Flood watch, creeks & streams to rise

Jun 6, 2013
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The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for Western New York until 6 a.m. Friday.

Flood warnings: Keeping eye on rising waters

Apr 11, 2013

Area creeks and river levels are expected to rise as rainy weather continues.  The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for Tonawanda Creek near Rapids, Cayuga Creek near Lancaster, Ellicott Creek in Williamsville and the Buffalo Creek at Gardenville. 

Western New York is bracing for potential flooding and possibly some ice accumulation in the next day.

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Soon the sound of "play ball" will echo from Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. Bisons ground crews are preparing for the new season, but cold, wintry weather remains. 

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The calendar says January 30, but the temperature readings reached the mid 60's.  Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, a record high temperature of 66 degrees was recorded in Buffalo, shattering the old record of 56 set back in 1916.

Windy winter day

Jan 4, 2013
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The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for all of Western New York until 6 p.m. Friday.

Heavy snow, strong winds heading our way

Dec 20, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for southern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and Allegany counties for Friday and Saturday.  A winter weather advisory is posted for northern Erie, Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties.

Thunderstorms cause damage throughout WNY

Jul 26, 2012

Downed powerlines and trees are scattered about the region following early Thursday morning storm activity.

In Cattaraugus County, power outages were reported around the towns of Leon and South Dayton. According to National Grid, the outages impacted just a handful of customers, with most expected to be back on-line quickly. 

Crews in Wyoming County were busy clearing tree limbs off state route 238 near Attica.

Dry weather impacting water levels

Jul 13, 2012

As it stands currently, Buffalo is enduring the driest July in recorded history.

The lack of precipitation has local officials keeping a close eye on municipal water levels.  On Grand Island, residents are asked to "voluntarily" limit their use of water.

"Certainly, we've been very dry, even going back to May and June," said meteorologist Tom Paone of the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service.

According to Paone, the driest July in Western New York history saw less an inch of precipitation. That is unlikely to repeated this year.

It was a stormy Sunday morning across Western New York. 

The National Weather Service reported a heavy thunderstorm moved through the Southern Tier during the 9am hour.  Earlier, a heavy downpour around 6:00 caused some flooding problems on the State Thruway at Walden Avenue.  The left lanes were closed for about 45 minutes. 

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