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Don Paul

Don Paul is a frequent contributor on weather/climate for The Buffalo News. He is also a staff meteorologist for WKBW and a former chief meteorologist for WIVB.


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As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Saints game at New Era Field. TAILGATE FORECAST: Cold start. Mostly cloudy. 8 a.m. temperature: 30. GAME TEMPERATURE: 41-44. WIND: SW: light in the morning, increasing to 10-15 mph by afternoon. Some wind chill for the game. PRECIPITATION: Probably none for early tailgating. Incr…

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Those of us in the broadcast sector of weather forecasting have had a longtime advantage in freedom to choose flexible language to describe not only predicted weather, but the impact that weather would have on the public, transportation and business. People like me who have been allowed to run off at the mouth as we see fit have been able to talk outside of the box in desc…

Bills

As of Wednesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Thursday night's Bills-Jets game at MeLlife Stadium. TAILGATE FORECAST: Mild and dry. 4 p.m. temperature at 71 dropping to 67 by 8 p.m. WIND: S: 8-14. GAME TEMPERATURE: 67 dropping to 63 by fourth quarter. PRECIPITATION: None prior to or during the game. FORECAST: Dry and mild, very pleasa…

Bills

As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Thursday evening's Bills-Jets game at MetLife Stadium. TAILGATE FORECAST: Mostly to partly cloudy and mild with fairly light breeze. Temperature in upper- to mid-60s. GAME TEMPERATURE: 66 dropping to 62 by fourth quarter. WIND: SSE: 6-12 mph dropping to around 5 mph. No significant impact on kicki…

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As of Saturday afternoon, this is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Raiders game at New Era Field. TAILGATE FORECAST: Damp and cool. Patchy light rain and drizzle. Fortunately, not much wind. 8 a.m. temperature: 40 rising to 44 or 45 by midday. GAME TEMPERATURE: 45-48. WIND: Light NE becoming NW in the afternoon at 5-10 increasing to 10-15 later in…

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As of Friday morning, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Raiders game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Damp and chilly, with a chance of light showers or occasional drizzle, especially early. 8 a.m. temperature: 41 rising to 46 by midday. Light northwest wind. Wind: Northwest,  5-10 picking up to 8-14 by gametime. Minor wind chill; no major…

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As I write in my office, a band of lake-effect rain has been hitting northern Erie and southern Niagara counties … liquid, lightweight and no warnings involved. One of these days (as Ralph Kramden used to say) the real deal will come along … frozen, heavyweight and requiring warnings. Last year, the National Weather Service's Buffalo office was one of several that exper…

Bills

As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Raiders game at New Era Field. TAILGATE FORECAST: Damp and chilly with showers or occasional showers. Temps range from 46-48. GAME TEMPERATURE: 48-50. WIND: WSW 10-15. May have a small impact on kicking and passing game, and will produce some limited wind chill. FORECAST: Occasio…

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Anyone who has followed my work over the decades has probably heard me use the phrase “downslope wind” more than any three other meteorologists combined. I say that only half-jokingly. Downslope winds are those which heat up and dry out as they descend from a higher altitude to a lower altitude, and I have spoken of them nearly ad nauseum. For Western New York, our h…

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As of Saturday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bucs game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Rapid warm-up on a lovely morning, starting near 60 at 8 a.m. and rising to 73 by noon. Mostly sunny, high clouds, light southerly breeze. Game temperature: 75-78 degrees. Wind: South-southwest 5-10 early in the day increasing to 12-20…

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As of Friday morning, here is my look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bucs game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Mainly sunny with rapid warming. 8 a.m. temperature will be near 60, rising to 73 by midday. Wind: South-southwest 5-10 early in the day increasing to 12-20 during the game. May have a minor effect on the kicking/passing game. Game temperature: 75…

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“Bundle up: Experts say this winter is going to be pretty brutal.” That’s the headline I saw on Twitter last week, and the source intrigued me. WCVB in Boston is one of the nation’s most  prestigious local stations, and its weather department is headed by a friend and truly “expert” meteorologist, Harvey Leonard. Harvey has been in Boston TV since 1977, and his grasp of…

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As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bucs game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Temp starts near 60 and rises to 71 by late AM/midday. SSW breeze 6-12 increases late AM. Game temperature: 72-75. Wind: SSW increasing to 15-25 by or during the game. May have some impacts on kicking/passing …

As of Saturday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati. NOTE FOR TRAVELERS BY HIGHWAY: Locally heavy downpours with a few strong thunderstorms will develop Saturday night in western Ohio, including the Cincinnati metro region. Drivers may encounter gusty winds and ponding on roads enroute tonight. After the game, d…

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As far as early wintry outbreaks go this month, we’re good … unless you are longing for such an outbreak, in which case you’re out of luck. When all is said and done, this will be another milder than average month. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any chilly days at all, but it does mean conditions favor Pacific air dominating our part of the country, rather than Arctic ai…