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As of Saturday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's 4:05 p.m. EST Bills-Chargers game at StubHub Stadium in Carson, Calif. Tailgate forecast: Mostly sunny and mild. Temperatures reaching mid-70s with a light wind. Game temperature: 74 dropping to 64 by game's end. Wind: Light SW becoming light NE, 5-10. No significant effect on kick…

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As precipitation goes this weekend, Buffalo will get about 10 times more today than Sunday but with a fraction of the drama. That's because today's precipitation will fall as rain. Then, there's a chance for about an inch of snow in the Buffalo metro Sunday. Other areas, especially in the higher terrain of the Boston Hills or along the Chautauqua Ridge, are expected …

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As of Friday, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's 4:05 p.m. EST Bills-Chargers game at StubHub Stadium in Carson, Calif. TAILGATE FORECAST: Sunny and Mild. Temps reaching mid-70s with a light wind. GAME TEMPERATURE: 75 dropping to 64 by game's end. WIND: Light SW becoming light NE. No effect on kicking/passing game. PRECIPITATION: None prior to …

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Climate scientists look at longer time spans involving ice and sediment cores to judge climate change. I tend to look at trends over the last couple of decades in judging climate change, especially on a regional and local scale. In that time frame, I hadn’t detected very much of a trend on local lake-effect snow accumulations which had consistency for more than a coup…

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Today is the calm before the storms. Actually, it's one big weekend storm system that will bring wind and heavy rain to Western New York on Saturday, and wind and lake-effect snow on Sunday. The storm system is on a rapid coast-to-coast trek. Forecast maps show that by Saturday evening its center will pass over Western New York. The heaviest of the lake-effect sn…

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On Nov. 17, 2014, we had no idea what we were in for: back-to-back lake-effect blasts that buried parts of Western New York under snowfall measured in feet, not inches, and closed area roadways for days on end. Even by Buffalo’s standards, it was momentous.

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Autumn in Siberia often provides a glimpse into what winter has planned for the Great Lakes, including the Buffalo Niagara region. So prepare to bundle up this winter. Expect a frigid winter with at least one visit from a lobe of the polar vortex, according to climate researchers funded by the National Science Foundation. "I think the combination of La Niña and a…

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Every adult meteorologist has a different story in their childhood, but there is a common thread which runs through most of our formative years. It’s fascination with storms. Not partly sunny, not patchy fog, not Indian Summer … but STORMS! Most meteorologists develop a passion for stormy weather early in life. Even today, when I meet meteorology undergrads, the sto…

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They're praying for snow. And, if those prayers are answered, at least a pair of area ski resorts say they'll open by the first week of December. The first place to grab a chance at the slopes could be in Ellicottville. Holiday Valley already made mounds of snow last week and is gearing up for more snow-making through next week, according to Jane Eshbaugh, Holiday…

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Fetch your parkas, umbrellas and a set of gloves before heading out this morning. Today will be damp and raw. Expect lake-effect rain early in the day and gusty winds this afternoon, forecasters at the National Weather Service said. Daytime high temperatures will linger in the low 40s but with westerly winds gusting over 30 mph, it'll feel like it's in the 20s. …

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Only Mother Nature truly knows what her Thanksgiving week plans are. Computer weather models are working around-the-clock to crack her code. Late Tuesday, they suggested snow and unseasonable cold will grip the Northeast, including the Buffalo Niagara region. More recent runs tweaked the wind direction and downgraded the available moisture content, suggesting a major…

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As of Tuesday evening, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's 4 p.m. EST Buffalo Bills-Los Angeles Chargers game at StubHub Stadium, a temporary 30,000 seat facility east of LA. TAILGATE FORECAST: Partly cloudy and tranquil. Late AM temperature: upper 60s, light wind. GAME TEMPERATURE: 75 dropping to 67 degrees. WIND: Light, variable. No effect on kic…

Amherst

Winter parking rules on bus routes in Buffalo won't go into effect at least until Nov. 22, the city announced Tuesday. The regulations were slated to go into effect at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, but are being delayed based on weather forecasts, a city spokesman said. Winter parking restrictions on bus routes are in effect from 1:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. until April 1. Buffalo …

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Early Monday, forecasters at the National Weather Service issued an outlook for hazardous weather next weekend. That's unusual. So, take the next few days to prepare, just in case. Prepare for what? Possibly "strong winds," forecasters said, "followed by the first significant lake-effect snow of the season." Forecasters have their eye on a potentially strong…

Town of Tonawanda

The Town of Tonawanda on Monday joined the Village of Kenmore in pushing back the date to begin enforcing its overnight winter parking ban. "Winter is on hold," crowed the Town of Tonawanda on Twitter Monday, announcing the overnight off-street ban will be delayed until midnight Nov. 22. Last week the Village of Kenmore pushed back its starting date until Dec. 1. The…