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A lakeshore flooding warning issued for areas along Lake Ontario in Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties has been extended until 8 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service in Buffalo says that strong winds and "building wave action" are expected to increase shoreline erosion. There also may be some flooding in low-lying areas near bays and inlets, forecasters warned.…

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The cloudy black water beneath Niagara Falls came back Monday morning. Discolored water could be seen below the world-famous cataracts, a scene similar to what became an international spectacle over the summer. The Niagara Falls Water Board said in a statement that the discharge resulted because of "heavy and prolonged rainfall" that caused the treatment system's sto…

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More than 2 inches of rain fell Monday in parts of Western New York, breaking a 111-year-old Buffalo record for rainfall on Oct. 9, according to the National Weather Service. Some roads in Amherst, Tonawanda and North Tonawanda flooded Monday morning. Amherst Police tweeted photos of flooded roads in the area near Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road. https://twitt…

As of Saturday afternoon, here is Don Paul's look at the weather for Sunday's Bills-Bengals game in Cincinnati. NOTE FOR TRAVELERS BY HIGHWAY: Locally heavy downpours with a few strong thunderstorms will develop Saturday night in western Ohio, including the Cincinnati metro region. Drivers may encounter gusty winds and ponding on roads enroute tonight. After the game, d…

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As far as early wintry outbreaks go this month, we’re good … unless you are longing for such an outbreak, in which case you’re out of luck. When all is said and done, this will be another milder than average month. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any chilly days at all, but it does mean conditions favor Pacific air dominating our part of the country, rather than…

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The forecast for the Columbus Day weekend isn't as rosy as it was earlier this week. It'll be unseasonably warm — maybe record-breaking in the low 80s Saturday — but there will be some turbulence. Here's what to expect: Saturday Chances for showers dissipate after 8 a.m. and temperatures are forecast to quickly rise from the low 60s to the low 80s by mid…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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:…

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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 …

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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…

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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…