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Not again.Yup. Once again, the snows are heading this way, and they may be worse than first anticipated.The National Weather Service this afternoon issued a winter storm warning for all of Western New York, from 2 a.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday. About 12 hours earlier, the weather service issued a winter storm watch, which is less serious.Forecasters now are calling for…

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A bad warning just got worse.A wicked winter storm that could deliver as much as 18 inches of snow is expected to hit us starting about 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.“With this winter storm warning, we are trying to get the word out so people need to be prepared,” said meteorologist Shawn Smith of the National Weather Service station …

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WASHINGTON – Like a boxer who knocked his rival to the mat and who then gets down on his knees to keep pummeling the poor guy, the wicked winter of 2014 may not be done with us yet.Federal officials Wednesday marveled at the size of the ice sheet that as of this week covered 91 percent of the Great Lakes. That ice cover could produce problems long into the spring.-----Rela…

March doesn’t get much colder in Buffalo than it did Tuesday morning. The official temperature at the National Weather Service office in Cheektowaga dropped to minus 3 degrees at 2:44 a.m., tying a record for March 4 set in 1943. It was the sixth below-zero day the Weather Service registered this winter and the second time a record low was tied. The winter’s coldest readin…

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The temperature dropped to minus 3 degrees at 3:44 a.m. this morning, tying a record for low temperature for March 4 set in 1943.But temperatures are expected to rise to a high of 19 by mid-to-late afternoon today, according David Thomas, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Cheektowaga.“We’re looking for a moderation in our air temperature going down…

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Enough already. It’s March, the month that we’re supposed to start getting a little relief from this relentless winter.But not quite yet. After a night of lows between zero to 5 below, the thermometer is expected to top out only in the teens today, some 15 to 20 degrees below normal, along with wind chill values of minus 10 or lower. Nevertheless, a little bit of relief ap…

The latest snowstorm in the winter that wouldn’t quit left behind nearly 2 inches of snow this morning at the airport before it moved through metro Buffalo to the Southtowns and the Southern Tier, where residents will see a light, steady snow through the rest of the day.The high temperature for the day is forecast to be 15 degrees, though without the kind of heavy winds th…

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Green and white striped socks.Green beer stein emblazoned suspenders.Green shorts, shirt and sneakers.And to top it all off, a green top hat.The only thing that wasn’t green was Mike Degenaars’ fake beard.“I’ve worn the hat and beard for four years,” the Derby man said. “Each year, I add a little bit to it.”On any normal day, Degenaars’ outfit might raise some eyebrows, bu…

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We know it’s cold today, but not record-breaking.Buffalo came close to breaking a pair of 19th century records for cold today. We didn’t quite make it. The lowest the thermometer hit was minus-3 at 6 a.m. The record of minus-4 was set in 1884.The coldest high temperature ever recorded in Buffalo for Feb. 28 is 11 degrees, reached in 1875. That one will now stand as well. T…

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Temperatures retreated back into the single digits and gusty breezes dropped the wind chills well below zero as the sun set over Buffalo Niagara today – a day when the seasonal snowfall total eclipsed the 100-inch mark for the first time in three years.It was just the start, however, of a really cold night to come.Wind chill warnings were issued by the National Weather Ser…

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If any single image could tell the story of Buffalo Niagara’s winter of 2013-14, this might be the one.Niagara Falls is looking a lot more like “Niagara Froze.”After months of wrestling the mighty cataracts for supremacy at the brink, Jack Frost appears to be gaining the upper hand, sculpting a wall of ice that in some spots reaches three-fourths of the way up toward the b…

While the snow machine cranked up again this morning throughout Western New York, no major snowstorms are expected this week, as this unrelenting winter continues with temperatures dropping to the teens and single digits throughout the week.“It’s back to February weather, cold with a chance of snow,” National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Kelly said this morning.Foreca…

It’s nearly March, but we’re about to head into another week of January-style temperatures.While the average high for this time of year is about 36 degrees, the high on Monday and Tuesday will reach only the low 20s – and for the next few days after that, daily highs are expected to be in the teens. The source of the trouble: arctic air – the infamous polar vortex – blowin…

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Thick chunks of ice were still jamming up area creeks Friday evening but, as the rain stopped and temperatures dropped, the threat of major flooding passed through Western New York without too many serious problems.By 9 p.m., the National Weather Service reported that all warnings of creek flooding had been canceled, although ice jams remained a threat on Buffalo Creek in …

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Ready for a roller coaster ride of weather over the next 24 to 36 hours?By this time tomorrow, it will be 50 degrees. But don’t expect to see much of the sun.Instead, rain and thunderstorms are forecast, along with winds gusting to 50 mph.Then a return Friday afternoon to 30 degrees.And all of that could bring some flooding.“The rain will start about 1 this afternoon and …