wind storm

WBFO File Photo

Winds were diminishing late Sunday morning after a peak gust of 69 miles per hour was reported at the airport weather station. The strong winds, which began blowing through the region around 4:30am, brought down tree limbs and power lines.

A fallen tree from a strong wind storm in Buffalo.
Chris Caya / WBFO News

Powerful winds gusting in excess of 65 mph swept through the region Thursday night and Friday morning knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

Photo from UB's The Spectrum student newspaper

Sunday's windstorm pulled apart and damaged the roof at the University of Buffalo bookstore on the north campus in Amherst. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it was closed at the time and no one was hurt. 

WBFO's Eileen Buckley

New York State regulators have scheduled public meetings to gather comments from utility customers impacted by the windstorm that knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in Western New York earlier this month.

Cold weather is further complicating a power outage that still affected thousands of Western New Yorkers on Friday. The Salvation Army has stepped in to assist those in need of a warm place while they wait for the restoration of utility services.

High winds damage signal light

Nov 13, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

High winds damaged a signal light at the busy intersection of the 198 at Parkside Avenue in Buffalo.