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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 Friday, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati. Tailgate forecast: Humid, mostly cloudy, chance of occasional showers. Temperatures rise from upper 60s to mid 70s by midday. Game temperature: 78. Wind: Light SSE 5-10 mph, picking up to 7-14 mph by later in the game. Precipitation: "Close call" for persistence …

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Global warming continues, and has been going on for decades. Every location on the globe is not affected equally, but for most locations in the northern hemisphere, the trend is undeniable. In the lower 48, only a small area in the north central states has seen a bit of cooling since 1970 in the summers. Globally, the mean monthly temperatures have been rising month af…

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As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati. TAILGATE FORECAST: Mild, partly to mostly sunny, light SW wind. Temps rise from 68 to upper 70s by midday. Somewhat humid. GAME TEMPERATURE: 79. PRECIPITATION: Only a 10 percent probability of isolated showers in the region. Likely rain-free. FORECAST:…

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As of Saturday morning, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Falcons game in Atlanta. It appears the roof at new Mercedes Benz Stadium will be closed for the game, after mechanical difficulties earlier in the season. Tailgate forecast: Sunny, breezy, on the cool side. Temps: 58-62 rising to around 70 by noon. East wind: 8-16. Game temperature:…

After college and before finally pursuing my TV career, I spent some time doing decidedly non-meteorological work. The best though poorest paying period was my couple of years as an accomplished flunky at the adult radio station, WNEW-AM in New York. Among my cherished experiences was the chance to be a minor functionary for the father of modern sports play-by-play b…

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As of Tuesday evening, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Falcons game in Atlanta. Tailgate forecast: Comfortably cool start. Mostly sunny, with temps starting in low 60s. Light east wind. Game temperature: 74-77. Precipitation: None prior to or during the game. Forecast: Near ideal. Mostly sunny, just a few clouds. Comfortable. E wind: 8…

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As of Saturday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Denver game. It won't be hot enough for an official heat advisory by National Weather Service criteria, but numbers don't tell the whole story for fans on Sunday. It will be hot and humid with very little breeze to help create evaporative cooling on your skin, especially in tight quarter…

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As of Friday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Denver game at New Era Field. TAILGATE FORECAST: Mild with rapid heating. Sunny, near calm. Temps start in the 70s warming to mid 80s by midday. Somewhat humid. GAME TEMPERATURE: 86-88. WIND: Light & variable, light NE during the game. Not a factor in the passing/kicking game. …

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That headline may not sound like a Don Paul article. I shall revert to my stodgier self and explain. With all the talk about the accuracy of the American model of storm tracking versus the European model, in Irma’s case a private sector model was the best performer. Panasonic, yes, the electronics company, has developed a powerful global computer model which outperforme…

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As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Broncos game at New Era Field. TAILGATE FORECAST: Mild, quickly becoming warm/summerlike toward midday. Maybe a bit of patchy fog very early, then mostly sunny and tranquil with temperatures rising from 70 at 8 a.m. to 82 by noon. GAME TEMPERATURE: 83-86. WIND: Light and variable, m…

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As of Saturday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at Charlotte, N.C., weather for Sunday's Bills-Carolina game. Game temperature: 83-86. Wind: Light NE picking up a bit to 7-14 during the game. Precipitation: Ten percent probability of an isolated shower in the vicinity in the afternoon (meaning highly unlikely). Tailgate forecast: Mild, tranquil, mostly sunny.…

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Hurricane barriers will be easier talked about than designed and paid for. But most engineers and land planners agree societal costs will be much higher if we don’t engage in building physical barriers where possible in vulnerable coastal areas. The same fate applies if we don’t take strong action to protect wetlands in and near those metro areas. The problems of rising…

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As of Friday morning, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Carolina game in Charlotte. Game temperature: 83-86. Wind: Light NE 5-10. Precipitation: None prior to or during the game. Forecast: Late summerlike. Mostly sunny, warm and somewhat humid. Wind will not be a major factor for the kicking/passing game, though the light wind will lend …

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For many, Irma lived up to or exceeded its awful expectations. For others, the end result was less impact than expected. In sum, however, Irma will be the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history, and may well exceed the most pessimistic expectations on economic impact, not to mention human misery. Farther east in the Atlantic and into the Caribbean, Irma broke t…

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As of Saturday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Jets game at New Era Field. Game temperature: 66-68 degrees Tailgate forecast: Tranquil, so the chilly temperature will be less noticeable. Mostly Sunny. 52 degrees at 8 a.m., rapidly rising into 60s by noon. Wind: Near calm in the morning; light NE 6-12 in the afternoon .. no majo…