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February's up-and-down weather will continue with another dip today, and a riser early next week. Temperatures began in the 40s during the early hours, but a passing cold front through the Buffalo Niagara region will drop the mercury steadily all day, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasts charts also show it'll dip to about 30 by lunchtime, 20 degrees …

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Warmer temperatures and rain today could result in melting snow, rising waters on creeks and streams and ice jam flooding, the National Weather Service said. The weather service issued a flood watch for Erie, Genesee and Wyoming counties along with the western Southern Tier from this afternoon to Friday afternoon. "There is a risk for ice jam flooding starting Th…

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Let’s begin with this experimental product from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center: This probabilities map going out in time about a month suggests that much of the time, the areas in brown are going to be experiencing temperatures above average for this time of year. That won’t be every day, mind you, but in the next few weeks we are undergoin…

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The warmest air of the month is forecast in Buffalo today and Thursday, and it could melt a lot of the snow and thaw the ice pack on area creeks and streams. Here's what the National Weather Service says to expect: Today Gradual clearing in the late morning with a southwesterly wind. Daytime highs in the mid-40s. A 40 percent chance for showers or drizzle in the ev…

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A bright, seasonal February day is expected today in Western New York. National Weather Service forecasters said to expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 30 degrees. Overnight lows will be in the upper 20s. As Arctic high pressure moves out toward the east, a southerly flow will take over, forecasters said. Warmer temperatures are forecast to move into …

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Watch out for black ice this morning. All that rain and melting snow yesterday froze up overnight. There was also a brief period of freezing rain and freezing drizzle Sunday evening that's making sidewalks and roads slippery. "We have some slick spots out there, especially on roads that aren't treated," said National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Welch. High…

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A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Niagara and Orleans county through 7 p.m. Sunday. "Our biggest concern is freezing rain, which could cause slippery conditions," said Aaron Reynolds, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Temperatures reached into the low 40s on Sunday at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, but a cold front moving acro…

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Northeast Amherst topped the 24-hour snowfall totals in Western New York as of 10 a.m. Saturday with 6.3 inches. Here are the other totals for Western New York counties, according to National Weather Service spotter reports. Erie County Amherst, 6.3 inches Alden, 5.8 inches Buffalo airport, 5.6 inches Northeast Buffalo, 5.5 inches East Aurora, 5.5 inch…

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Few times have a modern, major city been in water trouble the way Cape Town, South Africa, is in trouble. “Day Zero” is May 11. That’s the day government officials expect to turn off tap water to the more than 4 million residents of the city. The date May 11 is actually a bit of good news, because earlier estimates had centered on mid-April. However, area fruit growers …

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It's a case of the winter "haves and have-nots." Live near ice-covered Lake Erie? There's no more lake-effect snow. For residents on the eastern end of Lake Ontario though, snow is still falling by the foot-load. Just ask the Oswego County community of Redfield, which received 15 inches more snow since Thursday and passed the 300-inch mark for seasonal snowfall. …

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Buffalo, we're just pikers. While the Queen City is getting ready for another round of 3 to 6 inches of snow today and tonight, Redfield in Oswego County hit a jaw-dropping milestone overnight: As of this morning, it's logged 307 inches of snow this season. "300"??? You betcha! We got that and MORE! 14.8" of lake effect overnight in Redfield NY brings us to 307" for …

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It won't be the fiercest snowfall you've ever seen, but today's will have some staying power. Three to six inches of snow is expected between 10 a.m. today through Saturday morning, with the heaviest snow – coming down at a rate of up to half an inch per hour – hitting right around the evening commute, according to a winter weather advisory issued early today by the Nat…

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The National Weather Service released snow totals for Wednesday's snowstorm recorded by local spotters. Here are some of those totals: Erie County Springville - 5 inches Elma - 4.8 inches Alden - 4 inches Amherst - 3.6 inches Buffalo Airport - 3.4 inches Blasdell - 3 inches Tonawanda - 2 inches Niagara County Wilson - 5 inches Lockport -…

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Today's conditions are ripe for some heavy lake-effect snow in Western New York. One problem: Lake Erie is almost entirely frozen. http://buffalonews.com/2018/01/04/how-iced-over-is-lake-erie-today-nearly-halfway/ That means heavy lake-effect snow will fall east of Lake Ontario in the snow-prone Tug Hill Plateau. In Buffalo, just some penny ante snow showers are e…