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The squalls that dumped half a foot of snow on areas south and east of Buffalo earlier this evening are quickly moving further south, the National Weather Service said. Forecasters say that for the snow should be heaviest in the Boston Hills and southern Wyoming County for a short while, then move into northern Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties north of Jamestown and Fra…

Forget the hype and spin, Justine Nadherny has the undeniable truth on her side.And in this case, the truth is 45 inches deep and powder perfect, ideal for skiing the slopes at Kissing Bridge.“We have a guy who’s worked here 35 years and he says this is the most snow we’ve ever had this time of year," said Nadherny, social media director for the Glenwood ski resort.I…

It’ll be a bit easier making it home for dinner tonight.That’s because the nearly four-day lake-effect machine is winding down. Roads in the Buffalo metro area this afternoon, where it was only snowing lightly this hour, should be wet but generally cleared of any snow that quickly fell in lake-effect bursts during rush-hour Thursday.Roadways in parts of Southern Erie C…

By the end of Thursday, only a small portion of the snow dumped on the region from an ongoing multiday lake-effect snowstorm affected downtown Buffalo and its northern suburbs. It just happened to come at a really lousy time. Again.Heavy snow, fueled by Lake Erie, worked its way north and began pummeling metro Buffalo by about 4 p.m., just as commuters prepared to head hom…

The output from the lake-effect storm that enveloped Western New York could be swept from the pavement in Buffalo, West Seneca and Amherst.In parts of the Southtowns, however, you needed a backhoe to clear the 2 feet of snow that fell with a fury in North Collins, Dunkirk and Boston.One meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Buffalo compared this snow-churning bl…

Storm totals of 30 inches for southern Erie County and ski country are now forecast by the National Weather Service in Buffalo. The weather service has twice upped its estimated totals from the lake-effect storm that began Tuesday.The Thruway was temporarily shut down between Exit 57 (Angola and Eden) and Exit 59 (Dunkirk) in both directions because of poor driving conditi…

It’s not Christmas yet – but it sure looks a lot more like it today in some areas.Parts of the city and suburbs were coated with snow Tuesday, in a burst of winter weather that made some commutes tricky and evening engagements – from the Buffalo Sabres game to after-school activities – a little more challenging.Lake-effect snows hit the region in time for the after…

It took 10 full days of December to get back to the wintry weather of Thanksgiving week, but it’ll be charging back with a vengeance later today, forecasters say.As much as 14 inches of snow is forecast by Wednesday evening for some parts of the region, according to a lake-effect snow warning posted Monday afternoon by the National Weather Service.“It’s mainly becaus…

A thin layer of snow last night gave way to a more troubling development overnight – a round of freezing drizzle that struck virtually all of Western New York early today.“Almost everybody got at least an hour or two of freezing drizzle in the early morning,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jon Hitchcock said.Freezing “drizzle” consists of smaller droplets…

This morning’s commute brings the risk of slipping and sliding.“Untreated roads, especially the overpasses – they could be slippery in spots,” said David Thomas, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga. “If they are treated well, they could just be wet.”The regional weather outlook today is cold and sloppy – a blah beginning to a wint…

WARREN, Pa. – The Allegheny National Forest snowmobile trails will open Dec. 21, National Forest Service officials announced Thursday. At the same time, officials warned snowmobilers to watch out for skiers, snowshoers, groomers and other vehicles, which also use the trails.Conditions will be available by calling (814) 723-5150. The condition report will be updated every…

The tail end of a winter storm that left a wide path of snow and ice across the country is expected to bring snow to the southern part of Western New York tonight.That puts the snow in ski areas south of Buffalo, as more lifts and slopes are opening.“There’s a low-pressure system riding along the boundary,” Aaron Reynolds, a meteorologist with the National Weather Se…

Enjoy the spring-like weather for a few more hours – a cold front is coming.“It’s not going to be warm for much longer,” said Jon Hitchcock, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service.Temperatures will start falling this afternoon, from a high of about 60 degrees, as the cold front moves into the area.But for those folks lucky enough to get outside earlier to…

Enjoy that unseasonably mellow December air while you can. Forecasters say we’re going back below the freezing mark for the weekend and getting even colder next week.The first plunge in temperatures is expected to sneak in late tonight while most Western New Yorkers are asleep, gradually turning this evening’s rain into wet snow, with touches of sleet and freezing rain…

Enjoy the sun while you can today.The chilly but bright weather greeting shoppers and skiers alike today will give way this weekend to more seasonable temperatures – along with overcast skies that are likely to lead to rain – and then snow – in a couple of days.Clouds are expected to roll in on Saturday, and by Sunday, there’s a 50 percent chance they will yield ra…