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When the Buffalo Bills are in town, data shows that guests are too – in Western New York's Airbnbs. With one exception: Last Sunday's "Snowvertime" game versus Indianapolis. New data provided by Airbnb shows there's been a surge in visitors to Buffalo on Saturday nights before a Bills home game with occupancy up by more than 60 percent on those weekends not impacted …

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The lake-effect snow refused to go quietly Saturday. But, there will be no replay of last Sunday's snowy scene for the Buffalo Bills home finale at New Era Field. http://buffalonews.com/2017/12/16/don-pauls-updated-bills-dolphins-forecast-cloudy-and-cold-but-snow-free/ A shift in the wind direction throttled down and choked off the lake-effect machine late Saturda…

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As of Saturday, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Dolphins game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Mainly cloudy and cold, though with only a light wind. Temperature at 8 a.m.: 24, rising to 28-31 by midday. Game temperature: 31-34. Wind: Light east, averaging 7-12 mph. Little impact on passing/kicking game, producing minimal wind chill. …

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As of Friday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Dolphins game at New Era Field. TAILGATE FORECAST: Cold, not too breezy, dry. 8 a.m. temperature: 24, rising to near 30 by midday. GAME TEMPERATURE: 32-35. WIND: East becoming south during the day: 8-13, producing a small wind chill. PRECIPITATION: None prior to or during the game…

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The Buffalo Bills are known for playing in the cold. After last week's game in near-blizzard conditions, even The Weather Channel saluted the city for having the "NFL's worst and most awesome weather." The local thought is that frigid temperatures should give the Bills some sort of edge. One of coach Marv Levy's famed slogans during the Super Bowl era was, "When it's to…

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A winter weather advisory is now in effect until 10 p.m. for Niagara County. An advisory for Northern Erie County continues through 1 a.m. Niagara and northern Erie counties were forecasted to get about 3 to 5 inches of snow — with much of that having already fallen over a two-hour period between 5 and 7 p.m. Friday. Five inches were recorded shortly before 7 p.m. at…

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You wouldn’t know it this week, but after a brutal lake-effect storm Sunday, an early-week widespread snowfall, and then some follow-up lake effect in arctic cold …winter will cut us some slack, beginning next weekend. We’re not headed toward a dramatic warming trend, but we are headed toward seasonable or even slightly-milder-than-average temperatures for a while. Here…

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With 12 days til Christmas, Mother Nature sends to thee... Some more chilling cold. A few lake snows, mixing with some rain. And, an Arctic front on Christmas Eve? https://twitter.com/MJVentrice/status/940950108325150720 Weather service forecasters won't be pinned down on a Christmas Day forecast specifics just yet, but speculation abounds on social media. Weat…

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Those who have more snow will be given even more. By late Wednesday, another foot of lake-effect snow accumulation is possible in the higher elevations along the Chautauqua Ridge. Southtowns residents could top their snowpiles with an additional 6 inches, the National Weather Service forecasts. Both areas remained under a lake-effect snow warning through 7 p.m. We…

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Had enough of the snow? Frontier Airlines, a Tampa-based low-cost airline that announced last week it would begin offering non-stop flights between Buffalo and parts of Florida, is selling tickets purchased by Dec. 13 or 14 to Miami and Fort Myers starting at $31 one way, $49 to Tampa and $94 to Orlando for this winter. You can buy tickets online at: flyfrontier.com …

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As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Dolphins game at New Era Field. TAILGATE FORECAST: Cold but not frigid. Partly cloudy. 8 a.m. temperature: 22, rising to 30 by midday. Roads should be mainly dry enroute to the stadium. GAME TEMPERATURE: 33-36. WIND: Light and variable early becoming SW in the afternoon, possibly in…

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A group of Buffalo Bills are getting a lot of attention for pushing out many motorists Sunday who were jammed up in the snow, and Ruth Mendofik said it's absolutely justified. She was one of the drivers they helped. Mendofik's car became stuck as she tried to leave Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant in Blasdell with her 73-year-old father and her 12-year-old twin boys. It was th…

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It won't be anything close to the 78 degrees and sunshine expected in Miami. But, chances are the incoming Dolphins probably won't have to battle heavy lake-effect snow, and the Buffalo Bills, like the visiting Indianapolis Colts did Sunday. Then again, you just never know. Do you? The National Weather Service's early forecast for Orchard Park calls for a 1 p.m. k…

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If wishes all came true, West Seneca interim Superintendent Matthew J. Bystrak would have declared a snow day by 7:30 p.m. Monday. At least, that was the wish of the West Seneca West football team, which was recognized at Monday's School Board meeting for winning the state  Class A championship last month. But they returned to school as usual Tuesday. There was snow,…

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Peggy Manning, a manager at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant in Blasdell, worked a long day Sunday. She arrived around 10 a.m., and parked her Chevy Cruze not far from the front door. It was the holiday season, which always means more customers, and people showed up for several celebrations and parties despite a big snowstorm. Many of them kept asking about the score in a Buff…