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A powerful storm battered the Buffalo area on Sunday with wind gusts over 70 mph, toppling trees and power lines, forcing roads to close and leaving thousands of utility customers in the dark. The fierce winds are expected to continue into Monday, with snow adding to the hazardous conditions in places. Many school districts, including Buffalo and Niagara Falls, annou…

Erie County

Western New York's latest wild weather experience has blown into town. High winds arrived in the region overnight, knocking down tree branches and causing power outages across Western New York throughout the day. According to the National Weather Service, which had forecast wind speeds as high as 60 mph, winds did hit that mark in Chautauqua County in Dunkirk (62) an…

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Monday's rain - remember that stuff? - was heavy in many spots across Western New York. But it won't do much to mitigate severe drought conditions, according to the National Weather Service. About 0.62-inch of rain fell at Buffalo Niagara International Airport between 8 and 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. "It's not going to alleviate much," said mete…

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Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected in southern Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and Allegany counties through 2 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for those areas that went into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Today's high temperatures are expected to reach the lower 50s. Before the thermometer climbs, there's a chance for rain sho…

Hold on to your pussy willows. Dyngus Day's going to be a windy one. Wind gusts will reach up to 55 mph on Monday around Western New York. The National Weather Service forecasts steady winds of up to 35 mph throughout the day as the region sits under a wind advisory. The advisory is already in effect for southern Erie and Chautauqua counties, and will go into effect at 8…

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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It's another record-setting February day today in Buffalo. Shortly after 1 p.m., the thermometer was at 60 degrees at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga, according to the National Weather Service. That eclipsed the previous record for warmth - 50 degrees - set in 1952. Back on Monday, the temperature hit 58 degrees, breaking a record of 56 degrees set …

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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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Winter won't let Western New York escape 2015 that easily. Freezing rain is expected across the region beginning late this afternoon as part of a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga. The precipitation will start off as snow or sleet, and then as it falls as rain, it will reach a surface with below-freezing temperatures, said meteo…

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If you were lucky, you got a chance to go outside for lunch today to enjoy the warm, springlike air on this unusually mild winter day. The calendar might say Dec. 14, but Mother Nature’s continued dose of unseasonably warm weather for Western New York has broken a record for the date. At around 11 a.m., the official temperature soared to 70 degrees, eclipsing the old rec…

A stiff wind will join the unseasonably warm temperatures today around Western New York. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph will be shooting off Lake Erie starting late this morning. Because of those conditions, the National Weather Service in Cheektowaga has issued a wind advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Orleans and Wyoming counties. Because of the…