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"Winter will arrive abruptly," warn National Weather Service forecasters of an approaching Arctic front scheduled to arrive in Buffalo Niagara later Thursday. Afternoon lake-effect rain and gusty winds ahead of the front are expected to quickly change over to snow in many spots by evening. "This could produce a snow squall tracking across the forecast area with the f…

Bills

As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Saints game at New Era Field. TAILGATE FORECAST: Cold start. Mostly cloudy. 8 a.m. temperature: 30. GAME TEMPERATURE: 41-44. WIND: SW: light in the morning, increasing to 10-15 mph by afternoon. Some wind chill for the game. PRECIPITATION: Probably none for early tailgating. Incr…

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Flood warnings in the Buffalo area have been canceled as of Tuesday morning after many creeks reached flood level Sunday night and Monday. One exception was Foote Road in the Town of Royalton, which was closed this morning between Wolcottsville Road and the Erie County line due to flooding, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office announced. Also Tonawanda Creek in Batavi…

Crime

There were two sets of "Road Closed" signs on South Stockton Cassadaga Road Monday morning to warn motorists about floodwaters on the roadway. But Gerald Haley, 52, of Stockton, drove around them at about 7:30 a.m., proceeded south on the road and got stuck in the water, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Haley's vehicle was partially submerged when…

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Forecasters expect a strong Arctic cold front to deliver a shot of mid-winter-like cold late Thursday in the Buffalo Niagara region. The good news? It's a dry air mass rushing in from the northwest. That means the chances for lake-effect snow will be minimal. Also, the cold temperatures won't last long, forecasters said. "Usually, we don't get this cold this early…

Erie County

A massive sinkhole opened up in the parking lot of an East Aurora cafe Sunday night as heavy rains drenched the region and a culvert that diverts Tannery Brook under Main Street collapsed. Michael DiJoseph, owner of Mikey Dee's Cafe, a restaurant and catering business at 227 Main St., estimated the hole near his business was 40 by 70 feet wide and 16 feet deep. "It'…

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Heavy rain forecast late Sunday caused the National Weather Service to post a flood watch for all of Western New York from 4 p.m. Sunday until 1 p.m. Monday, and shortly before 10 p.m. people living on low streets along Canadaway Creek in the Village of Fredonia were told to evacuate "immediately." The flood alert was issued by Chautauqua County Emergency Management to …

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Those of us in the broadcast sector of weather forecasting have had a longtime advantage in freedom to choose flexible language to describe not only predicted weather, but the impact that weather would have on the public, transportation and business. People like me who have been allowed to run off at the mouth as we see fit have been able to talk outside of the box in desc…

Bills

As of Wednesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Thursday night's Bills-Jets game at MeLlife Stadium. TAILGATE FORECAST: Mild and dry. 4 p.m. temperature at 71 dropping to 67 by 8 p.m. WIND: S: 8-14. GAME TEMPERATURE: 67 dropping to 63 by fourth quarter. PRECIPITATION: None prior to or during the game. FORECAST: Dry and mild, very pleasa…

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There is a lot of winter to be had between now and April, but Buffalo got on the snowfall board Tuesday. Buffalo recorded 0.1 inch of snow Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. That means the first measurable snow, defined as one-tenth inch or more, came earlier than usual this year. It doesn't happen typically happen until Nov. 8. The city usually r…

Bills

As of Tuesday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Thursday evening's Bills-Jets game at MetLife Stadium. TAILGATE FORECAST: Mostly to partly cloudy and mild with fairly light breeze. Temperature in upper- to mid-60s. GAME TEMPERATURE: 66 dropping to 62 by fourth quarter. WIND: SSE: 6-12 mph dropping to around 5 mph. No significant impact on kicki…

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Hold onto your witch's hat. It's going to be windy – and rainy today and on Halloween. And for higher elevations in the Southtowns, there may be some lake effect snow on the horizon. The National Weather Service of Buffalo has issued a wind advisory for Erie, Genesee, Wyoming and Chautauqua counties through 2 a.m. Tuesday. Westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gus…

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As of Saturday afternoon, this is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Raiders game at New Era Field. TAILGATE FORECAST: Damp and cool. Patchy light rain and drizzle. Fortunately, not much wind. 8 a.m. temperature: 40 rising to 44 or 45 by midday. GAME TEMPERATURE: 45-48. WIND: Light NE becoming NW in the afternoon at 5-10 increasing to 10-15 later in…

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As of Friday morning, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Raiders game at New Era Field. Tailgate forecast: Damp and chilly, with a chance of light showers or occasional drizzle, especially early. 8 a.m. temperature: 41 rising to 46 by midday. Light northwest wind. Wind: Northwest,  5-10 picking up to 8-14 by gametime. Minor wind chill; no majo…