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#WarmBuffalo: All-time high tied Monday, new record reached today

The winning ways of Western New York's sports teams over the holiday weekend were being referred to on social media as #WonBuffalo.

There was another big win weather-wise today. Call it #WarmBuffalo.

By two degrees, at 83 degrees, Buffalo topped the high temperature for Tuesday's date, 109 years ago.

The previous record was 81 degrees for the date, set in 1909.

Bob Hamilton, a National Weather Service meteorologist in the Buffalo office, said that unusually high pressure over the North Carolina coast accounts for the high local temperatures expected to last through Wednesday.

"We've got a front coming through here Thursday morning and then we go the other way. We'll be probably 10 degrees below normal, and that's through the weekend," said Hamilton. "You're looking at low 50s through the day."

Buffalo tied a record high on Monday at 82 degrees, the National Weather Service announced Tuesday morning. And there is more warmth to come.

The old record for Oct. 8 was set in 1949. Monday's high came at 4:03 p.m., during the Buffalo Sabres' afternoon victory over the Vegas Golden Knights at a game when many fans donned shorts under their hockey sweaters.

It's the fifth year this decade that Buffalo has reached at least 80 degrees in October. That's the most since the 1950s when there were seven separate years with 80-degree readings in October.

The National Weather Service is forecasting "record or near-record" temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday.

"An unseasonably warm and humid air mass will remain in place across the region through midweek with near record high temperatures today and Wednesday in some areas," its forecast read.

Forecasters call for Wednesday's high to reach into the low 80s. The record high is 85, set in 1949.

That would make the third day in October with an 80-degree day, the most since 1953. The most on record is six days, set in 1947.

On average, Buffalo records its last 80-degree day on Sept. 21. The latest ever came with an 80-degree day on Nov. 3, 1961.

October's average temperature through the first nine days marks the third straight year Buffalo has been warmer than average to start the month and the fifth year out of the last six.

Last year, October finished as the 10th warmest on record in Buffalo.

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