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A flood watch prompted by potential ice jams has been issued for 1 p.m. Monday through 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A warm front Monday is expected to lift temperatures into the 40s prompting a snow meltdown, said meteorologist Bob Hamilton. The meltdown combined with .25 to .5 inch of precipitation Monday evening increase the possibility o…

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Starting today, the daytime temperature in Buffalo is forecast to be above freezing for the next five days. That will be the first streak of its kind since Dec. 1 to 5, 2017. You've earned it. Another week of frigid cold and back-to-back days of lake-effect snow in metro Buffalo padded the season's statistics as the coldest start to winter in Buffalo in 22 years a…

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It's rare that the Buffalo Niagara International Airport tops the regional lake-effect snow list. But, a rare lake-effect snow squall coughed up by a mostly frozen Lake Erie on Wednesday dropped the most – nearly 4 inches – in Cheektowaga, according to reports published this morning by the National Weather Service. That brought the snowfall total in Buffalo to 57.9 i…

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As much as another 5 inches of new lake-effect snow is possible again today, National Weather Service forecasters predict. The weather service posted a winter weather advisory for northern Erie County and Genesee County through 7 p.m. tonight. Weather service forecasters said the affected areas will experience slippery road conditions and reduced visibility. "Lake…

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We thought the lake-effect snow season was over. Our hopes, apparently, rested on thin ice. An unexpected round of lake-effect snow pelted metro Buffalo most of Wednesday. It snarled traffic, aggravated motorists and padded the city's seasonal snow total by several inches. It wasn't one for the books by Buffalo's standards. But the fact it happened at all came as …

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As much as we know a mean warming climate is out there, it has always been difficult to quantify a connection between that kind of climate change and an individual weather event or shorter term pattern. Some consequences of a connection with a phenomenon in the longer term, such as rising sea levels, are easily proven and irrefutable. The northern migration of certain plan…

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A band of moderate lake-effect snow was expected to bring another 2 to 3 inches of snow across the Buffalo metro area through the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Weather service forecasters called today's lake-effect snow "a very unusual scenario" given that Lake Erie is nearly covered in ice. "Against all odds, lake-effect snow continues to ove…

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The National Weather Service published its morning list of the snowfall totals across the Buffalo Niagara region over the last 24 hours. That included 1.7 inches at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which pushed the season's snowfall total for Buffalo over 50 inches. Here's a look around Western New York: Erie County Glenwood, 3.5 inches Colden,…

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Lake Erie was nearly 90 percent frozen on Monday. Of the open water remaining on the lake, it's located in an area roughly between Dunkirk and Long Point, Ont., the National Weather Service said. Mix in lake-effect snow bands' tendency to hug the Canadian shoreline when there's ice covering eastern Lake Erie, and it's a recipe for some nuisance lake-effect snow to po…

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The misnomer “global warming hiatus” got its start from the oceans’ taking care of warming — to some extent — for those of us on land. It’s a misnomer because global warming never really slowed down, and it certainly didn’t stop. From the 1998 El Niño until 2013, the rate of warming on land slowed significantly. However, the rate of warming in the upper oceans incre…

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For meteorologists, the winter season starts Dec. 1 and ends at the end of February. That means Monday begans the second half of the winter season. After relatively mild back-to-back winters in Buffalo, this one already seems to be eliciting some groans from the masses. But how cold, and how snowy, has it really been compared with the last, say, 20 or 30 years? Here…

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Another topsy-turvy week or two of weather is expected in Buffalo, with a second January thaw shaping up for next weekend, the National Weather Service forecast shows. By the end of this week, the weather service projects several days of above-freezing temperatures with a return to 50 degrees expected with rain possible Sunday. That unseasonable warmth during what's …

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According to the National Weather Service Buffalo office spotter reports, Eden, and Hamburg and Marilla clocked the most snow in 24 hours, with 10 inches. Erie County Eden: 10.3 inches Marilla: 10 Hamburg 10 East Aurora: 9.3 Boston: 9 Blasdell: 8.8 East Aurora: 8.5 Elma 8.5 Akron 8.5 Glenwood 8 Clarence Center: 7 Buffalo Airport, Chee…

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Winter is back. The  spring-like weather that warmed Buffalo mid-week quickly spun into a 43-degree temperature drop in a span of 13 hours Friday, catapulting Western New York right back into winter. The local temperature reached a high of 60 degrees by 10:46 a.m. Friday but fell to 17 by midnight. Ice jams and freezing rain are over, but the cold is here to stay …

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As temperatures continue to plunge this afternoon across the Buffalo Niagara region, rain is expected to turn into freezing rain, sleet and then snow. That's expected to create a whole host of travel problems, including slippery roads and sidewalks this afternoon and then visibility problems because of snowfall and blowing snow. Here's a look around some of metro Buffal…