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By T.J. Pignataro » Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Say goodbye to sunshine until at least Sunday. An upper-level low pressure system will slowly grind its way southward from Michigan into the Ohio Valley over the next couple of days. It will help pull in moisture from the Atlantic Ocean that could see some places in the Mid-Atlantic region like Washington, D.C.,... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Tuesday, September 27, 2016

There were more sultry 70-something overnights in Buffalo this summer than any other. More days above 80 degrees than any other. And, seven 90-degree afternoons. But, did all that heat correlate into hotter tempers, frayed nerves and increased street violence resulting in more homicides? Not necessarily. Over... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Monday, September 26, 2016

Mother Nature's planning to take Lake Erie for an early-season test-drive just before dawn Tuesday. Conditions will be ripe for lake-effect precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. The lake temperature is unprecedentedly warm - 73 degrees, as of this morning. Forecast projections show the... Read More

By Don Paul » Sunday, September 25, 2016

I’d venture a guess that all of my colleagues around these parts have gotten social media requests for a winter outlook by now. Many such requests have been directed my way. There is no shortage of winter outlooks to be found in social media, a few from bonafide meteorologists, but the majority from amateurs some of... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Thursday, September 22, 2016

At 10:21 a.m., the hottest astronomical summer on record in Buffalo passed on into what's forecast to become the warmest first day of autumn in 67 years. When the season officially changed this morning, it was already in the 70s. The National Weather Service projects today's daily high will reach 83 degrees, which... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

No matter what happens on the field Sunday afternoon when the winless Buffalo Bills host the Arizona Cardinals, it's shaping up to be a gorgeous day for football. A passing cold front late Friday night will bring some cooler conditions to the Buffalo Niagara region for the first weekend of autumn -- the first daily high... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

When the 2016 summer's epitaph is written after autumn officially begins at 10:21 a.m. Thursday, the season will be remembered most for its sustained heat and drought. Overall, the period will finish as the warmest astronomical summer on record in Buffalo, according to National Weather Service data going back to... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

When the final statistics are tabulated after autumn arrives at 10:21 a.m. Thursday, the Summer of 2016 will rank near the top in all categories hot and dry. The season will pad its stats over its last days with temperatures well-above normal, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Daytime high... Read More

By Don Paul » Monday, September 19, 2016

As I completed a quiz Wednesday to see how badly I needed to take an online course in forecasting aviation turbulence (if I did aviation weather, I would definitely need to complete this course, believe you me!), a recent article that was directly related caught my eye. A British atmospheric researcher at the University... Read More

By T.J. Pignataro » Monday, September 19, 2016

The water temperature map of the Great Lakes are drawn today using a lot of pinks, oranges and reds. That means the water temperatures are staying unseasonably warm as autumn closes in. Lake Erie at Buffalo is at its highest reading ever today since record-keeping started in 1927. The water is still 74... Read More

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