winter weather

A major winter storm is sweeping through the eastern portion of the US Sunday. But Western New York will escape the brunt of the snowfall. The storm is tracking far enough south to have little impact here.

School leaders keep close watch on wind chills

Jan 29, 2019
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School superintendents across the region will be keeping a close watch on the weather changes Tuesday and early Wednesday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says extremely cold conditions are a major concern.

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Dog owners in Buffalo would be prohibited from keeping their dogs outdoors during extreme weather conditions under a new bill now under consideration.

Bracing for a big winter blast across the region

Mar 1, 2018
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A Winter Storm Warning is posted for all of Western New York from 7 p.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Friday.  The National Weather Service said to expect heavy snow with accumulations of 8 to 14 inches across the region.

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Even in harsh winter weather, people are still flocking to Niagara Falls to see one of America’s natural wonders. Before sub-zero temperatures set in, WBFO’s Avery Schneider stopped by the American side to find out who was looking at the not-quite-frozen falls.

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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.

A burst of lake effect snow hit the Metro Buffalo region for a time Saturday night. The bands have since moved back south into ski country.

Weather conditions cause partial I-90 closure

Jan 7, 2017

A lake effect snow warning remains in affect until 7 p.m. Sunday for Southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattauraugus counties. A commercial traffic ban has been placed on the I-90 in both directions between Lackawanna and the Pennsylvania state line.

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As Buffalo braces for its next dose of snow following the city’s first major lake effect storm, officials say plows are ready and traffic conditions should be better, compared to Wednesday afternoon’s gridlock.

Round two of our late season winter weather arrives late Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service has posted another winter weather advisory for all of Western New York from 5:00 Sunday afternoon until 2:00 Monday afternoon.

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With temperatures expected to rise into the mid-30s this weekend, and into the 40s next week, highway departments across Western New York are getting ahead of possible flooding from melting snow.

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Social service agencies across the region are stepping up their efforts to protect the most vulnerable from the bone chilling cold of recent days.  WBFO's Mark Scott visited a program on Buffalo's East Side that caters to the needs of older adults.

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As temperatures hit their coldest so far, this season, WBFO’s Avery Schneider went to the Buffalo General Medical Center to find out what residents need to know about beating one of the more dangerous ailments brought on by the frigid weather.

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Winter weather is likely to make headlines again this week across Western New York.

WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

After another night of bitter cold temperatures and sub-zero wind chills, milder temperatures will arrive Saturday.

This Thanksgiving holiday has been a snowy and cold one.  Not since the Thanksgiving week storm of 2000 have we had to deal with this kind of weather.  But the holiday weekend will end up more seasonable with temperatures in the upper 30s by Sunday under cloudy skies. 

Lake Effect snows: Warning extended

Feb 2, 2013
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A Lake Effect snow warning for northern Erie and Niagara Counties has been extended until 1 a.m. Sunday. 

'Code Blue' in effect through Friday at City Mission

Jan 22, 2013

Buffalo's City Mission says it will continue its 'code blue' through Friday as the frigid weather continues.