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Hold on to your hat today.There’s more wind, and more cold weather on tap.Temperatures will be in the low to mid “teens” Friday, but the gusty winds will be with us throughout the day, making it another chilly day in Buffalo.The wind chill advisory is set to expire at 10 a.m. Friday, although the National Weather Service may issue another advisory for tonight. That decisi…

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Here’s something to lighten your heart - a little. That second storm system previously predicted for this weekend appears to be weakening.But temperatures will remain below normal, with highs in the teens and lows in the single digits. And there is chance of some snow almost every day for at least the next week, according to the National Weather Service.“It looks like we w…

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If there is any question whether we are all in this winter together, just check out the snow piles around the country.And they’re only going to grow.Just as Winter Storm Nika’s two-day sprint through the eastern half of the country left heavy snow, a blanket of thick ice or heavy rains behind her from the heartland to New England, a new storm system was already brewing beh…

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A half foot of snow has blanketed Buffalo so far today and the heavy snow that’s part of a giant winter storm enveloping much of the Northeast will continue to coat our roadways through the evening commute.The worst should be over by now, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Mitchell, but snow will continue through the evening.“It’s going to come in wave…

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We have all felt the wrath of this cold and cruel winter.A nasty January beat many of us down. Now February seems to be following suit, starting with the overnight storm that was poised to pummel the area.But if you feel snow-weary, how about town and city highway departments, their budgets and work crews pulling double shifts on the plows?It hasn’t been any picnic for the…

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The promise of a snowstorm and more cold was good news for Dave Ruhland and the wavy-haired “Iceman” he made by freezing about 50 water balloons around 3,000 ice cubes in a stacked rainbow of yellow, orange and green.The burst of sherbet color on the front lawn of his apartment building on a drab but busy stretch of Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda has had people sl…

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As much as an additional foot of snow is expected across Western New York between late tonight and Wednesday evening in a massive winter storm system that will affect areas from Kansas to Maine, according to the National Weather Service.The National Weather Service upgraded its winter-storm “watch” to a more imminent “warning” for all of Western New York.Its latest afterno…

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Here we go again.The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for northern Erie, Niagara, Genesee and Orleans counties from 10 p.m. today to 10 p.m. Wednesday.Forecasters are calling for potential accumulations of 4 to 8 inches of snow, with visibility less than half a mile at times and sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph.At the same time, a more serious winter…

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Buffalo Niagara’s winters build hardier people.Unfortunately, they also build hardier insects.This season’s blizzard, snow, prolonged cold and fierce wind chills could mean fewer bugs to swat, spray or squish come May or June. But the bugs that survive will only be tougher, peskier pests.“A lot of bugs are built to sustain cold temperatures,” said Mark Whitmore of the Depa…

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The weather in recent years hasn’t always cooperated for Buffalo’s winter festivals.Not enough snow one year, rain another.But Mother Nature finally got it right Saturday for the Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s fourth annual Flurrious festival.A week of arctic temperatures and numbing wind chills made Saturday’s high of 36 degrees feel almost springlike, and inspired a few tho…

It may not exactly be a heat wave, but temperatures are set to rise to close to 40 today.“It’s not too uncomfortable out there right now,” said Bill Hibbert, meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Buffalo station, this morning. “There’s a palpable sense of higher humidity. We’re seeing that dryer, colder air being pushed out.”And with that higher humidity, Hibbe…

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As this January’s bitter single-digit chill seeped through winter coats, kept runners in and the cat from wanting out, Buffalonians either embraced the cold or found ways to think warm. Find the cold bracing? Like it hot?Take your pick.We know there’s fun in making the best of the deep freeze.Whether it’s escaping into the tropical warmth of the Buffalo Zoo’s Rainforest ex…

Seems like forever since the temperature was in the 20s, like it will be today.Turns out the last time it was this warm was – Monday.“We have short memories,” agreed National Weather Meteorologist Tom Paone. “It seems a lot worse.”After the past three days, it seems like forever.But the high Monday was 30 degrees, and Sunday’s high was 28, he said.A southerly flow of air w…

An elderly resident of Greenfields was found dead shortly before noon Wednesday, outside the extended care facility on Broadway in Lancaster, police reported Thursday,The woman’s frozen body was found near a dumpster. Detectives are continuing to investigate the death. The woman’s name was not released.email: lmichel@buffnes.com

The whipping wind and bitter cold are coming to an end, and temperatures are forecast to climb into the 20s and mid-30s, just in time for an all-day outdoor festival this weekend. “The cold air is finally moving out of the upper Midwest and Northeast, and will retreat back into Canada,” said meteorologist Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service in Buffalo. “It doesn…