First off...I would not classify this as a storm. I mean, maybe by technical definition it was, but it is certainly nothing that we cannot handle here in Western New York.
That being said, when a big snow fall hits, the people of Buffalo get creative...
They were saying all morning that the ride home today was going to be a nasty one and boy were they right. The lake effect snow that was set to come through Buffalo started around 12:30 this afternoon and hasn't let up.
On Sunday more than 80 tornadoes tore through the Midwest, killing at least six people in Illinois, injuring dozens more, leveling homes and businesses, and leaving a swath of destruction from Missouri through Michigan.
If you have access to a television, newspaper or view of the Atlantic coastline, hurricanes are nothing new to you. And while the giant storms have enormous effects on the environment and people's lives, most of us only have a basic familiarity with them. They start out as small weather events in the ocean called depressions and then grow as wind speeds increase, first becoming tropical storms and
We have a Category 3 storm on our hands, well not exactly "our" hands but over the Bahamas today (Wednesday), with forecasters predicting that the storm will smack into the Carolina coast and regions up through southern New England with torrential rain and strong winds. What does this mean for us here in Western New York?
A couple guys filming a storm cloud zipping across the horizon in New Brunswick, Canada were treated to a rather stunning visual bonus when the cloud took the shape of an almost perfect human face — one that really looks like American founding father George Washington.
When the forcast says a snow storms a brewing our thoughts turn to what we're gonna do with it all. The best option is for someone else to do the work for us, like one of the kids or a friendly neighbor with time on their hands.