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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least in the Southtowns. A low-pressure system plowed through the Buffalo Niagara metropolitan area Monday morning, kicking off snow showers that transitioned by late morning into lake-effect snowfall, including in the city and the Northtowns, before moving south. It even brought some sleet. "There were some snow pel…

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The Bills' overtime victory against the Colts will be memorable for any of those who braved the elements — and also those who watched on TV. But every memorable game needs a memorable name. We asked via Facebook and you answered. Here is our list of the top names submitted thus far and who they came from. Vote for your favorite in the comments below. https://twitt…

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Buffalo's upcoming weekend will start like Memorial Day and finish like Christmas. Today may be the last chance to wear short sleeves outdoors -- and get your yard ready for what's ahead. Near-record warmth is forecast with daytime highs in the 70s. It all changes on Saturday when a sharp cold front cuts through the Buffalo Niagara region. Temperatures will plummet f…

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The weekend weather forecast has the Buffalo Niagara region abuzz. It’ll be warm enough to wear shorts on Friday and Saturday. And then it might be time to wear gloves and boots late Sunday. With the makings of a blizzard taking shape in the Plains – up to 2 feet of snow could fall in Minnesota – get ready for the season’s first snowfall here in some form. So, …

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Friday is the two-year anniversary of the November Storm. Forecasts show this Nov. 18, it'll be nearly 20 degrees warmer than average in Buffalo. Daytime highs should reach the mid-60s under sunny skies. But don't get used to Mother Nature's benevolence. The first measurable snowfall of the season could be just days behind it. National Weather Service foreca…

Here's the forecast for Western New York, according to the National Weather Service:   Friday between 7 and 9 p.m.: Watch out for a sudden, short, but potentially dangerous squall that's expected to hit the entire region during this period. It will only last about 20 minutes but is expected to cause white-out conditions. Take extra care of you're driving around th…

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Updated: 7:21 p.m. Snow was traveling across the Southtowns in a lake-effect band at shortly before 7 p.m., according to a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Buffalo. “The worst of the snow is moving through the Southtowns right now,” said Jeff Wood, at the service. Wood said that there was the potential for a second round of significant snow later on in t…

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Before the frigid temperatures arrive this weekend, parts of the Southtowns and the Southern Tier will get a dose of lake-effect snow. A lake-effect snow watch goes into effect Tuesday night and runs through Thursday afternoon for southern Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. "We're looking at snow accumulation possibly 8 to 16 inches in the most persistent snow ba…

The first few minutes of February felt pretty warm in Western New York. We set a record high temperature just after midnight when the thermometer hit 58 degrees. The record for Feb. 1 had been 56 degrees and was set in 1989. The temperature dropped as a cold front started coming through the area about 12:30 a.m. "If you're outside now, it feels nowhere close to 58," sai…

Drivers should be on the lookout for icy road conditions during the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service. Some wet snow fell overnight and temperatures are already in the upper 20s, according to the weather service. Untreated roads will see some icy spots as the water and slush on the ground has frozen. Bridges and overpasses are more susceptible to…

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9:05 a.m. Jan 18 The latest National Weather Service forecast predicts only 1 to 2 inches of new snow in the metro Buffalo area between Monday morning and late Wednesday afternoon. The heaviest snows are expected in portions of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, which will see between 12 and 18 inches of new snow, the weather service said. Some portions of southern Er…

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5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 A winter weather advisory has been modified and is now in effect through 6 a.m. Friday for much of Western New York. The National Weather Service warns that snow and freezing drizzle are a possibility for Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties. "The combination of light snow and freezing drizzle can create slick roads, bridges, ramps and …

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The “ice car” is free. Three days after Justin Yelen left his car outside Hoak’s Restaurant on Route 5 in Hamburg – and returned to find it encased in solid ice – a crew excavated it from its frozen berth. Powerful winds buffeted the lakeshore Sunday night, and waves crashed into Hoak’s parking lot. At the same time, the temperatures plummeted. The result: Yelen’s gl…

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The coldest temperatures so far this winter will hit Western New York on Monday. The wind chill will be near zero throughout the day, with the thermometer reaching only the mid teens for a high temperature, said meteorologist Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga. Tonight's lows are expected to dip into the single digits for the first time this 201…