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June 09, 2019 - 8:44 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another flooding threat for property owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline this week as a Lakeshore Flood Warning is posted late Monday through Tuesday. The combination of record high lake levels and winds from the west to northwest has forecasters concerned about further...
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March 22, 2019 - 6:22 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "There'll be a little bit of wet snow around". Not exactly the quote from your National Weather Service meteorologist you want to hear on March 22nd when temperatures should be more moderate and visions of an early Spring weekend are dancing in your head. Snow Returns - NWS...
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February 25, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Thousands of Western New Yorkers are waking up Monday morning without power following a punishing wondstorm Sunday and through the night. ( Links to power outages and complete weather warnings below ). VIEW: WBEN Closings Riding the Storm Out - Meteorologist Kirk Apffel Storm...
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January 30, 2019 - 9:07 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Blizzard Warning has been posted for all of Erie, Genesee and Wyoming Counties. Heavy lake effect snow is expected with additional snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Winds are gusting as high as 40 mph, creating wind chills as low as 25 below zero. "Buffalo is a tough...
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NWS Buffalo
December 04, 2018 - 3:16 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - It's not necessarily how much snow will fall, it's more about when. The National Weather Service is closely watching the potential development of a lake effect snow event that could make its presence fellt in the middle of the Thursday morning commute. Here is our latest...
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November 21, 2018 - 11:51 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo, Western New York and the northeast in general are in the deep freeze for Thanksgiving Day with record or near record cold expected in many locations. A 10 degree reading at 4:36am is not a record temperature for this date, however it is the coldest temperature...
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NOAA Buffalo
November 15, 2018 - 9:52 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A wintry blast swept into Buffalo and Western New York Thursday and is easing its grib Friday morning. After a mixed-bag of sleet and freezing rain, the precipitation transitioned to all snow and a few inches accumulated across the region overnight. The map depicts the latest...
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NOAA Buffalo
November 13, 2018 - 12:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - More snow is in the forecast for much of Western New York. Mainly rain is expected across the Buffalo area, but the possibility of a coating is in the offing. Heavier snowfall is forecast for areas to the south and east of the Buffalo metro area, however winter weather...
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October 17, 2018 - 7:00 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the mention of snow in the forecasts and hail being spotted across parts of the region, the seasonal switch to colder weather is ON. The National Weather Service has posted a FREEZE WARNING for parts of the region, south of the Buffalo metro area. FREEZE WARNING IN...
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Matt Moran
September 13, 2018 - 5:15 am
BUFFAO, N.Y. (WBEN) - In an office located just behind the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, forecasters work to protect lives and property. Shawn Smith is one of 10 meterologists for the office that runs 24 hours a day. As the southeast parts of the country prepares for Hurricane Florence,...
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