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Three years ago, the mercury didn't make it over the melting point for the entire month of February. A midnight temperature near 40 degrees to start Feb. 1 ensured that won't happen in 2018. Forecasts show, however, the thermometer will stay colder than 30 degrees beginning around dusk today and last at least through the middle of the month. In part, that's becaus…

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WASHINGTON – A year after floods caused more than $50 million in property damage along Lake Ontario, lawmakers from both sides of Capitol Hill and both parties launched a push Wednesday for a new federal study aimed at finding ways to prevent such devastation from ever happening again along the Great Lakes. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gill…

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The first time I read of zombie viruses being released from melting permafrost in our warming environment, my antennae wiggled. I suspected this might be more social media junk science that flows so endlessly on the web. But I did see a couple of credible articles suggesting this was hypothetically possible (one in The Atlantic comes to mind), so I lowered my skepticism sh…

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Temperatures, which bottomed out overnight in the single digits in the Buffalo Niagara region, will rebound nicely today. It'll get breezy though with southerly winds gusting over 30 mph. The thermometer is forecast to climb back above the melting point by about noon today and stay there for about 30 hours before plunging later Thursday as an Arctic front makes its w…

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The National Weather Service released an updated snowfall total list to include snows from Monday and Tuesday. It shows the most snow in Western New York fell in Mayville. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport recorded 5.1 inches, bringing the season's snowfall total to 64.9 inches. The normal snowfall by this time of the year is 60 inches. Last year, there was 40.1…

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Add "frost quake" to the list of strange Great Lakes phenomena right next to the cryovolcano, meteotsunami and seiche. It really happened last weekend in Ozaukee County, Wis., just north of Milwaukee, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Numerous residents in the county of nearly 90,000 people along Lake Michigan reported hearing a "loud boom" Saturday aftern…

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January's days might be numbered, but its up-and-down weather continues. For the start of February, expect it to be more down. Colder temperatures behind a passing front brought a round of snow to the Western New York region overnight. Several inches had already fallen as of early today. Another couple of inches is possible this morning before snow starts tapering…

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In the many articles I’ve written concerning our warming climate, I’ve often referred to a range of scenarios and possibilities for the pace and extent of warming in the global mean. The range would extend from smaller amounts of warming to the disastrous top end. The upper end might include the melting of the Greenland ice cap, which by itself would raise global sea level…

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The snowfall that started this afternoon will cover a wider area and bring a little more snow than originally predicted. A winter weather advisory was issued at 5:18 p.m. Monday for most of Western New York, with 3 to 6 inches of snow predicted in Erie County, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday. The National Weat…

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Enjoy this weekend. The next one could be extra frigid. Forecasters are eyeing another blast of extremely cold air for "Super Bowl weekend," also known as the first weekend in February. Signs suggest it could envelop much of the northern tier of the Lower 48 states east of about Montana. An initial blast of cold air could come late next week with a second punch…

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What's left of the snowpack in Western New York should be eliminated by the end of the weekend. The third warm-up in as many weeks is upon us. Expect today's temperature to push into the upper 40s under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. A south wind will help to keep temperatures above freezing — and close to 40 degrees — overnight Friday…

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On Monday, Jan. 14, 1985 I arrived at WIVB in something of a funk. The winter up to that point hadn’t been a total dud for a meteorologist new to Western New York, but not much was happening. I think I had a low-grade fever, the blahs had invaded my soul, and as far as I knew coming into work it was going to be a gray, dull week. Then, along came the National Weather…

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Swaths of green grass have re-appeared across Western New York's yards and parks but alas, it is still January. So, behind a cold front that passed through the Buffalo Niagara region last evening, sub-freezing air is filtering back in. There's a 30 percent chance for some snow showers in the Buffalo metro area, but little to no accumulation is expected, National Weat…

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The Stevenson Street bridge was closed to traffic midday Tuesday because of concerns over an ice jam forming there in Cazenovia Creek, city and county officials said. "Just talked to Don Polito of Buffalo's Engineering Division," tweeted County Executive Mark Poloncarz, who posted photos of the ice-filled creek. "We both were watching an ice jam at the Stevenson Road Br…