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With high temperatures expected to remain at or close to 90 degrees in the Buffalo area through Wednesday, local senior-care experts are advising families to take extra precautions to protect senior citizens, who are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of heat.Some of the tips are obvious, like remaining well-hydrated, avoiding strenuous exercise and staying out of the …

The coolness of Lake Erie’s waters drove a stake into the heart of some otherwise severe thunderstorms and spared much of the northern half of the Niagara Frontier from damaging weather late Wednesday.The Southern Tier and a portion of Niagara County weren’t as lucky.Reports from Dunkirk to Houghton poured in early Wednesday evening of high winds from intense thunderstorms…

LOCKPORT – Sen. Charles E. Schumer will tour damage from Friday’s flooding in Lockport today.Schumer will start his tour at 9:30 a.m. at the city wastewater treatment plant, which handled record volumes of water during Friday afternoon’s downpour that overwhelmed the city sewer system. Other stops will include a sinkhole on Gooding Street blamed on the rainstorm, and the W…

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June left a soggy smudge in Buffalo’s big book of weather records.At the National Weather Service office at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga, where the official measurements are taken, nearly twice as much rain fell as usual. In all, 7.16 inches were registered, 3.5 inches above normal.Sudden downpours and marauding thunderstorms made some localities ev…

It’s on its way.Rain moving into the Southern Tier this morning was expected to become more widespread by this afternoon, with totals approaching one-third of an inch today and another one-third of an inch tonight. The forecast calls for up to another inch of rain on Friday. “It’s going to take some time to move,” Aaron Reynolds, a meteorologist with the National Weather …

The commute home tonight could be affected by severe thunderstorms that may pass through Western New York, according to AccuWeather.com meteorologists.Storms capable of producing lightning strikes, moderate hail, damaging wind gusts and flash flooding are likely to develop this afternoon and evening across the Northeast. Downed trees and power outages as well as street flo…

The National Weather Service was urging people to take cover in parts of Erie County as a strong line of thunderstorms moved into the area late this afternoon.The storms are capable of producing very heavy rain, and there have been reports of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, officials said.The storm was reported near Kenmore at about 4:30 p.m. and was moving east toward …

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Remember that dry stretch of weather back in April and May, when you said we needed rain? Yeah, we can't either.More than 4 inches of rain has fallen in Buffalo so far this June. That's more than what the area usually gets in the entire month.The Buffalo area has piled up 12.49 inches of rain in April, May and through Thursday afternoon, compared with the average of 10.29 …

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning this afternoon for Buffalo Creek near Gardenville, Cazenovia Creek Near Ebenezer and Cayuga Creek near Lancaster. Minor flooding is forecast as creeks spill over their banks from rain runoff, and minor flooding could be seen in low lying areas of Lancaster and Alden. Minor flooding also can be expected in low lying ar…

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Creeks and streams were expected to barely stay within their banks across portions of Buffalo Niagara overnight as the result of the widespread heavy rain that fell across the region most of the day Thursday.A flood watch was canceled late Thursday for all eight counties in Western New York.A wave of low pressure out of the Ohio Valley pulled some deep moisture through the…