Winter Storm Warning-Up To A Foot Of Snow Expected

From the Buffalo National Weather Service office: …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING… * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 11 inches are possible. Total snowfall amounts will be highly dependent on elevation. The greatest accumulations and impacts will be for higher elevations. * WHERE…All of western New York. * WHEN…From Thursday evening through Friday evening. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Difficult travel conditions are possible, including during the morning commute on Friday. Gusty winds and wet heavy snow could cause tree branches to fall. Significant reductions in visibility are possible. There is...

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Warmest Temperatures Since October Continue Today

BUFFALO-High pressure that passed south of the area Sunday night gave way to a low pressure track that moved into the Upper Great Lakes today and will travel into Quebec. The result was fair weather Sunday followed by the current periods of rain and a dramatic warm up. Temperatures are expected in the 60s or warmer which would be the warmest weather since last October, according to the National Weather Service and May well break the record highs for February 20, and...

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WEATHER: A Bit Of Snow-Then Much Milder

Snow, not very much, will began Saturday night in Chautauqua County and is expected to continue till early Sunday. Then milder southern air will bring very spring-like weather for the coming week including 60-degree highs Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service reports very cold air in the western US is creating a “sharp ridge” that is pushing the displaced warm air our way. Don’t break out the SPF -15 just yet: rain will also come with the southern...

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NFG Repairs Gas Transmission Facility; Emergency Ends Monday Night

UPDATE @ 10:07 p.m. Problem resolved. NFG no longer requesting lowered thermostats. Thanks customers for help during the emergency. UPDATE @ 3:55 p.m. National Fuel in a telephone conference with TheCAT reports “Repairs are going well,” and normal service could be restored New Years evening. NOTE: National Fuel’s request does not include customers whose health might be affected by a cooler than usual thermostat setting. WILLIAMSVILLE-National Fuel Gas is working to remedy what the company calls “deliverability concerns” that “make emergency procedures necessary” in Chautauqua and four other neighboring counties. NFG requests residential customers lower the thermostat five degrees until further...

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UPDATED @ 4 a.m. Christmas Eve: White Christmas? Maybe Up To Three Feet Of White

UPDATED AT 4 a.m. Dec. 24: Our Storm Shield now reportd that we in Chautauqua County should be alert for heavy Lake Effect snow fall, with up to three feet expected to start Christmas Eve late afternoon and continue through Wednesday afternoon. Winds gusting to 45 mph will combine with the snow to make travel difficult on Christmas Day and during the Tuesday morning commute, according to Storm Shield. Snow measuring three to six inches is expected as daylight ends Christmas Eve and the much colder air crossing Lake Erie is forecast to touch off Lake Effect snow, particularly...

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