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A winter storm watch has been issued for much of Western New York from Monday evening through Wednesday evening. Snow accumulations of 7 to 14 inches are possible for Buffalo as well as Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, according the National Weather Service. [UPDATE: A 48-hour winter storm warning starts at 8 p.m. Mo…

Coming off the warmest February in Buffalo's history, it seemed an early spring was already at hand. Not so. Arctic-sourced air will be calling the Buffalo Niagara region its home for at least a week, and possibly longer. That means daily temperatures could run as much as 20 degrees below normal for mid-March, along with snow and frigid wind chills. So keep the…

Crews from the region's two electrical power companies continued their race against an approaching cold front to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses that were knocked off the grid following a wild windstorm Wednesday. The biggest concern was rapidly dipping temperatures. "We're a little concerned about the weather," said Stephen Brady, a spokesman for…

Around 36,000 customers of National Grid and New York State Electric and Gas remained in the dark Thursday night. Power crews were making headway, however. That figure was down from more than 80,000 at 1 p.m. By around 11 p.m., the number of customers without power in Erie County had shrunk to 11,686. In Niagara County, there were 4,900 customers with outages, …

Rashida Johnson handled losing electrical power at her Lockport home by sitting in her running car for a few hours to warm up, listen to music and recharge her cellphone before returning for the night to her chilly house. Thursday morning, Andrea Nikischer was at her parents' Clarence home, wondering when New York State Electric & Gas crews would remove the utility …

Those affected by power outages thanks to Wednesday's windstorm can pick up dry ice and bottled water from three locations until 5 p.m. today. Those locations are: Wrights Corners Fire Company, 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport City of Batavia Fire Department, 18 Evans St. Village Fire Station, 80 Owens Road, Brockport National Grid is sponsoring the giveaways.

The upcoming weekend will feel a lot more like mid-January than early March. On the bright side, it will be an hour shorter too. Daylight Saving Time kicks in at 2 a.m. Sunday. Sunset in Buffalo will be pushed past 7 p.m. for the first time since Sept. 28 making it look like spring, but it will come with "mid-winter cold," the National Weather Service reported. …

Roads across Western New York are closed as crews make repairs to downed power lines, trees and utility poles. Here's the latest list, according to the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition, as of 2:20 p.m. Thursday: Erie County Alden: Sandridge Road between Westwood Road and West Main Street; Clarence: Goodrich Road between Maple and High st…

Crews from the region's two electrical power companies continued against the clock early Friday to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses that were knocked off the grid following a wild windstorm Wednesday. The biggest concern was rapidly dipping temperatures. "We're a little concerned about the weather," said Stephen Brady, a spokesman for National Grid…

The satellite budgets of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are in peril — and that could affect public safety. NOAA — the parent agency for the National Weather Service and its satellite service — is in line for a large slashing, under budget cuts recently proposed by the Trump administration. If the proposal goes through Congress, NOAA could se…

Here's what to expect and when: Today "Particularly dangerous" winds upward of 70 to 80 mph are possible in the Buffalo Niagara region today. The high winds started raking the region late this morning and are ramping up early this afternoon. Southwest winds gusting to 58 mph were reported by the National Weather Service at the Buffalo Niagara International Air…

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday for the Niagara Frontier as well as Chautauqua and Monroe counties. Stiff southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected Wednesday with gusts up to 60 mph, forecasters caution. The high wind warning means "sustained winds of 40 mph are expected for at least an hour with gusts of 58…