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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…

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By Friday evening, snow was falling at a rate of about one-half inch per hour and the temperature had dropped to 22 degrees -- a major swing in a matter of hours in one day. Indeed, at 10:45 a.m. Friday, it was 60 degrees. Andy Vitello of Buffalo set off on his daily 1.6-mile walk from Tim Hortons at Canalside. By the end of his walk around 11:25 a.m., a thick fog…

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The City of Niagara Falls is taking the impending change in the weather very seriously. The Mayor's Office announced just before noon that City Hall and all other city buildings will close at 2 p.m., and a travel advisory will take effect at that time. No unnecessary travel will be allowed in Niagara Falls after 2 p.m., to help keep streets clear for plowing and salt…

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Ian Murphy woke up between 3 and 3:30 a.m. Friday in his girlfriend's basement on Riverview Place in South Buffalo to an "odd dripping sound." He saw water pouring out of the toilet. With between 2 and 2 1/2 feet of water in the basement as of mid-morning, Murphy's is one of about 100 South Buffalo basements flooded because of ice jams and high water levels in area cree…

Two Buffalo public schools will be closed today due to concerns about flooding. They are School 27, Hillery Park Academy located at 73 Pawnee Parkway and School 93, Southside Elementary School at 430 Southside Parkway. https://twitter.com/Buffalo_Schools/status/951777073441460225 Creeks throughout the Buffalo area are cresting and minor flooding is being reported …

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Temperatures in the 60s, combined with ice and snow made for flood-ready conditions in Western New York Thursday. A portion of Route 5 in Evans was closed at 6:20 p.m. from Bennett to Beach roads, both westbound and eastbound, according to Town of Evans police. Earlier Thursday, a section of Route 5  leading into Silver Creek was reopened to traffic at around 11 a.m. af…

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SILVER CREEK — Route 5, a main artery into Silver Creek, was reopened to traffic at around 11 a.m. Thursday after heavy equipment was used to break up ice jams in Walnut Creek that threatened to cause flooding in the village. A flash flood warning was issued at 8:11 a.m. Thursday for Silver Creek residents as ice jams began to mount, but no evacuation was ordered. Me…

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Whenever you are reading this today, this is as warm as the temperature will be. That's because, after a peak of 60 degrees late this morning, the mercury is on a rapid downward descent. The rain and melting snow led the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning by 7 p.m. for Tonawanda Creek at Batavia and Cattaraugus Creek at Gowanda. Tonawanda Creek is e…

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Watch out after the warmup. After temperatures in the 50s on Thursday, a winter storm will likely hit Western New York late Friday and Saturday with "potentially significant amounts of snowfall," according to the National Weather Service. The weather service posted a winter storm watch from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon for Western New York, warning…

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Warm, springlike air Thursday will rapidly melt the snow pack, create substantial water runoff and initiate ice jam flooding on area creeks and streams. The National Weather Service posted a flood watch for all of Western New York from Thursday through Friday night. "Snow melt and warming temperatures Wednesday will soften river ice," the weather service said. …

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Millions of Americans learned about something called “bombogenesis” and the phrase “bomb cyclone” for the first time last week. When the Blizzard of 2018 moved up off the east coast, it carved a place for itself in meteorological history … the bomb of bombs. Bombogenesis refers to extraordinary deepening of central barometric pressure in a nontropical low-pressure syste…

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The January thaw is coming. Temperatures are forecast to rapidly increase starting Wednesday morning. They'll be into the 40s by afternoon, into the 50s on Thursday and remain above freezing until later Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service projects. Today's high is 31 and it's forecast to be partly sunny and breezy. Showers are likely Wednesday and could…