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At this rate, it should be getting warmer soon – by late June or July.Actually, the overnight sub-zero temperatures throughout Western New York were just a prelude to the big thaw, starting now through the end of the week.“We’re looking for temperatures to warm up into the mid 20s today, the upper 30s by Wednesday and the upper 40s by Thursday,” National Weather Service me…

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HAMPTON CORNERS – The story of this brutal winter may best be told 60 miles east of Buffalo, where a mine runs as deep as the Empire State Building is tall.It’s here where you’ll find a couple hundred miners 1,300 feet below ground working nine-hour shifts, seven days a week to keep up with the nation’s voracious appetite for this season’s hottest commodity: Salt.It’s been…

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WASHINGTON – Mother Nature had scant love for the eastern part of the United States on Valentine’s Day, continuing a streak of miserable and deadly weather that has turned much of the nation into a snowy, icy mess and caused a major pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.Two major pileups and smaller fender-benders involving tractor-trailers and scores of cars blocked one sid…

A powerful storm system that battered the East Coast today has snarled air traffic into and out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport.A check of the Buffalo airport’s website around 5 p.m. showed that of 47 flights scheduled to arrive after 2 p.m., 19 were canceled, four were delayed and 13 were listed as on time, with the rest already in air.Many of the canceled flight…

It was 3 degrees below zero this morning outside the National Weather Service’s office at Buffalo Niagara International Airport – and that was the warmest temperature recorded around daybreak.“The big winner was Franklinville – 27 below,” said meteorologist Jon Hitchcock.Temperatures plummeted during the clear, moonlit night, but no records were broken – at least not at th…

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As Mother Nature threatens to paralyze Georgia and parts of the Carolinas with 2 inches of snow and three-quarters of an inch of ice, Western New York is about to enjoy a midwinter reprieve.After a bone-chilling night of zero or lower, sunshine is forecast across our region today and Thursday, and temperatures are expected to climb to the upper 20s for the first time this …

Travelers going south, or coming from the southeast into Buffalo may want to check their airlines.The winter storm bearing down on the Southeast is affecting some flights into and out of the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.Some flights from Buffalo into and out of Atlanta, Ga. and Charlotte, N.C. have been cancelled as a wintry mix of ice and snow moves into that are…

Here’s a switch. The National Weather Service local forecast for the next three days includes the word “sunny,” as in “mostly sunny” or just plain “sunny.”We will be spared any serious effects from the nasty winter storm expected to paralyze Atlanta and much of the Southeast before it roars up the Eastern Seaboard in the next couple of days.But this relentless winter has o…

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You aren’t imagining it.This unrelenting winter has been truly that.Temperatures have been frigidly low. Snowstorms have sprung at us out of nowhere. The slush and ice have been everywhere – in our cars, on our boots, in our foyers and back hallways.When was spring scheduled to arrive, again?“It needs to be over,” said Kristin Scheda, 23, of Cheektowaga.“It won’t end,” sai…

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In this, one of the most persistent winters in recent memory, no major storms are expected here, at least through the end of this week.But we will get one quick blast of cold weather, with the low temperatures expected to dip to about 3 degrees tonight and 2 degrees below zero on Tuesday night, before daytime highs climb back into the 20s and 30s the rest of the week, acco…

Hold on to your hat today.There’s more wind, and more cold weather on tap.Temperatures will be in the low to mid “teens” Friday, but the gusty winds will be with us throughout the day, making it another chilly day in Buffalo.The wind chill advisory is set to expire at 10 a.m. Friday, although the National Weather Service may issue another advisory for tonight. That decisi…

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Here’s something to lighten your heart - a little. That second storm system previously predicted for this weekend appears to be weakening.But temperatures will remain below normal, with highs in the teens and lows in the single digits. And there is chance of some snow almost every day for at least the next week, according to the National Weather Service.“It looks like we w…

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If there is any question whether we are all in this winter together, just check out the snow piles around the country.And they’re only going to grow.Just as Winter Storm Nika’s two-day sprint through the eastern half of the country left heavy snow, a blanket of thick ice or heavy rains behind her from the heartland to New England, a new storm system was already brewing beh…

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A half foot of snow has blanketed Buffalo so far today and the heavy snow that’s part of a giant winter storm enveloping much of the Northeast will continue to coat our roadways through the evening commute.The worst should be over by now, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Mitchell, but snow will continue through the evening.“It’s going to come in wave…

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We have all felt the wrath of this cold and cruel winter.A nasty January beat many of us down. Now February seems to be following suit, starting with the overnight storm that was poised to pummel the area.But if you feel snow-weary, how about town and city highway departments, their budgets and work crews pulling double shifts on the plows?It hasn’t been any picnic for the…