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By Aaron Besecker » Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday's rainfall set a record, according to the National Weather Service. A total of 1.54 inches of rain fell at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, breaking the old record of 1.46 inches set in 1982, the weather service said. Related: Drought causes local water usage to skyrocket Related: Blame it on the... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Thursday, August 25, 2016

More than an inch of rain fell overnight at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service reported 1.36 inches of rain fell at the airport since 3 a.m., with an inch falling between 4 and 5 a.m. It was enough rain to make a slight dent in the... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The hottest and coldest months in 146 years of Buffalo’s recorded weather history could be separated by a mere 18 months. That’s because August 2016 is poised to become the city’s hottest month on record, and February 2015 was the all-time cold in Buffalo, and it still evokes shivers. Through the first 23 days... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

For Robert Klick, it’s 45 minutes a day. Joe Weppner estimates six hours a week. That’s how much time these Amherst residents are spending watering their grass, plants and gardens these days. The drought has led to a huge leap in Erie County water usage – more than a billion gallons for the first half of... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Monday, August 22, 2016

Fifty years ago this week in Buffalo, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller assured visiting President Lyndon Baines Johnson that the Buffalo River would be "all cleaned up" by 1970. That didn't happen. But Johnson's August 1966 visit to the Queen City – and what he saw here – proved a catalyst in launching early... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Friday, August 19, 2016

This summer’s severe drought across Western New York was downgraded to “extreme” Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor. In other spots, though, it’s virtually non-existent. It's all a function of where the rain has fallen over the last couple of weeks. In southeastern Erie County and across the Southern... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Thursday, August 18, 2016

Waterspouts were already observed over Lake Erie off the Pennsylvania shore early this morning, according to National Weather Service reports. And, weather conditions the weather service this hour to issue a special marine warning for watercraft along Lake Erie's New York shoreline through 9:45 a.m. for waterspout... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Since record-keeping began at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in 1938, there have been many hot August days, and nights. Except for 1988, however, none have started warmer than this one, National Weather Service data shows. The average daily high temperature so far this month is 87 degrees, nearly seven... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The hot, humid, unpleasant conditions that have gripped much of the Buffalo Niagara region will be swept away by a cold front today. But not before exacting a few more parting shots on the way out. Heavy rain. Gusty winds. And, maybe even an isolated tornado are possible, according to the National Weather Service... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Monday, August 15, 2016

"Is this the year you should splurge on a snow blower?" If you did it last year on the advice of the Farmers' Almanac, take heart the publication says, you'll get your chance to use it this year. No, really. They mean it this time. "Return of the Ice Cold Winter!" is the almanac's grand pronouncement for... Read More

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