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As of Friday, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati. Tailgate forecast: Humid, mostly cloudy, chance of occasional showers. Temperatures rise from upper 60s to mid 70s by midday. Game temperature: 78. Wind: Light SSE 5-10 mph, picking up to 7-14 mph by later in the game. Precipitation: "Close call" for persistence …

Global warming continues, and has been going on for decades. Every location on the globe is not affected equally, but for most locations in the northern hemisphere, the trend is undeniable. In the lower 48, only a small area in the north central states has seen a bit of cooling since 1970 in the summers. Globally, the mean monthly temperatures have been rising month af…

Get out and enjoy this warm autumn weather while you can. AccuWeather predicts a cold and snowy winter for the Buffalo area. "Areas prone to lake-effect snow will also see high totals, including Cleveland, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Buffalo, New York," AccuWeather said Thursday morning. "I think this year is going to bring a good ski season in the Northeast," A…

As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati. TAILGATE FORECAST: Mild, partly to mostly sunny, light SW wind. Temps rise from 68 to upper 70s by midday. Somewhat humid. GAME TEMPERATURE: 79. PRECIPITATION: Only a 10 percent probability of isolated showers in the region. Likely rain-free. FORECAST:…

As of Saturday morning, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Falcons game in Atlanta. It appears the roof at new Mercedes Benz Stadium will be closed for the game, after mechanical difficulties earlier in the season. Tailgate forecast: Sunny, breezy, on the cool side. Temps: 58-62 rising to around 70 by noon. East wind: 8-16. Game temperature:…

It's not going to be the upper 80s and 90s of Buffalo's unusually hot September, but the first 10 days of October look to bring more above-normal temperatures, forecasts show. There will be lots of sunshine too. Starting Monday, the National Weather Service forecast calls for days in the mid to upper 70s through at least Thursday, including 78 degrees on Tuesday and …

The National Weather Service reported that a severe thunderstorm with high winds and the potential for waterspouts is closing in on the Lake Erie shoreline between Westfield and Dunkirk. It issued a special marine warning cautioning boaters in the area that waterspouts could overturn their boats and strong wind and wave action could damage them. The weather service a…

M&T Bank will donate $300,000 to the American Red Cross to assist victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the Mexico earthquake. The final amount could be even higher. M&T has pledged to match all contributions made to the Red Cross by its employees, directors and retirees for up to an additional $100,000. "The number of communities experiencing devastati…

After college and before finally pursuing my TV career, I spent some time doing decidedly non-meteorological work. The best though poorest paying period was my couple of years as an accomplished flunky at the adult radio station, WNEW-AM in New York. Among my cherished experiences was the chance to be a minor functionary for the father of modern sports play-by-play b…

Mike Ham of Kenmore pulled up in front of the Belle Center on Buffalo's West Side on Wednesday morning. The trunk of his car was packed with bags of food and clothing collected by Judges Row Block Club and at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Ham doesn't have any family in Puerto Rico, but several members of the block club do. He said he was helping simply b…

Quick, what's more unlikely? The Bills in first place or Buffalo's back-to-back days with temperatures in the 90s? Didn't see it coming? Who could? The mercury hit unseasonable highs on Sunday and Monday, 90 and 91 degrees, respectively. It hasn't been that hot on consecutive days this late in the year since the National Weather Service started keeping records in…

The Buffalo office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has reached out to Mayor Willie Rosas of Dunkirk, and the senator's staff members have promised to assist the mayor in the quest to reach his mother. As The Buffalo News reported earlier today, Rosas and his three siblings have been unable to reach their mother, Rosalia, 79, for six days, since Hurricane Maria caused sweep…

Willie Rosas is thinking about his mother's advice, more than ever. Twenty months ago, Rosalia Rosas flew home to watch as Willie was inaugurated as the mayor of Dunkirk in Chautauqua County. It was an unforgettable moment. Willie's parents were born in Puerto Rico. In Dunkirk, with a population of not quite 12,000, he became the first Latino in state history to be elec…

The temperature in Buffalo doesn't hit 90 degrees often in September, but when it does, it often happens more than once. On Sunday, the temperature at Buffalo hit 90 degrees. It made it to 91 degrees on Monday. This is the warmest air of 2017 — three days into autumn. The year's previous high temperature, 89 degrees, came June 17. Sunday's record-breaking he…

It took a while, but the warmest day of 2017 officially came on Sunday — two full days into autumn. The mercury struck 90 degrees for the first time this year, breaking the daily temperature record and matching the warmest day for a Bills home game in the team's 58-year history. Before Sunday, the highest temperature this year was recorded on June 17, an 89-degree da…