How Long Will I Be Stuck in This Airport? A Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who are trapped in one of the United States' many fine airports on this Thanksgiving Eve, you may find yourself wondering when the hell you're going to get out of here and on to your destination. Here's a quick forecast for your (eventual) departure. » 11/26/14 2:41pm Wednesday 2:41pm

Have you taken this survey yet? You still have about a day left. Your responses will help us understand how you get weather forecasts and what you do with the data forecasters provide. It could have real world applications, or it just gives me an excuse to play with numbers on my long weekend. Win/win. » 11/25/14 5:13pm Tuesday 5:13pm

Travel Disaster: New York City Could See Six Inches of Snow Tomorrow

The East Coast's first major snowstorm of the year is expected to start cranking tomorrow afternoon, dropping significant snow in the Northeast the busiest travel day of the year. Out of all of the major cities, New York City is poised to see the most, with up to six inches possible. » 11/25/14 2:19pm Tuesday 2:19pm

This Is What Andrew Cuomo's "Weather Detection System" Will Look Like

While making boneheaded comments about forecasts leading up to Buffalo's seven feet of snow last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned that the state is developing a "weather detection system" that would have improved the city's snow forecasts. Here's why he's (mostly) wrong. » 11/24/14 4:34pm Monday 4:34pm

Andrew Cuomo Slams Nat'l Weather Service Over His Own Ignorance

Four months ago, Andrew Cuomo falsely stated that New York just recently started seeing tornadoes. On Saturday, the governor gave a press conference where he slammed meteorologists for their largely accurate Buffalo snow forecasts. As usual, Andrew Cuomo is clueless. » 11/23/14 6:21pm Sunday 6:21pm

Buffalo's Monster Snowstorm Could Cause a Flooding Disaster Next Week

Cities to the south and east of Buffalo are digging out from up to 88 inches of snow this morning after this week's double lake effect snow events. To make matters worse, warm temperatures and potentially heavy rain will cause a rapid snowmelt, bringing the potential for major flooding. » 11/21/14 3:01pm 11/21/14 3:01pm

How Many Snowstorms Would It Take to Match Buffalo's Week From Hell?

Before it formed, forecasters were concerned that today's lake effect snow could form over the areas that saw five feet of snow earlier this week, dropping a total of 100 inches of snow by Friday. That's just from two storms! How many snowstorms would it take elsewhere in the country to reach 100 inches of snow? » 11/20/14 11:00am 11/20/14 11:00am

The Bills Should Pay People to Dig Out Their City, Not Their Stadium

The Buffalo Bills are offering local residents $10/hour plus game tickets if they swing by Ralph Wilson Stadium and help dig out the arena before the football game on Sunday. The Bills should pay people to dig out their trapped neighbors, not their football stadium. » 11/19/14 2:27pm 11/19/14 2:27pm

Western New York Will See Seven to Eight Feet of Snow by Friday

More than five feet of snow is on the ground near Buffalo, New York, and a few more feet could fall by Thursday night. Some communities could see up to eight feet of snow by the time the storm is done. Governor Cuomo has called in the National Guard to dig out the buried region. » 11/18/14 8:43pm 11/18/14 8:43pm

Lake Effect Snow: How Nature's Greatest Snow Machine Works

The above photo, taken from a plane above Buffalo yesterday by photographer Jeff Suhr, shows the brutal lake effect snow storm in effect over Western New York right now. Some areas are expecting up to six feet of snow by the end of the week. These snowstorms are among the most intense in the world, and the processes… » 11/18/14 2:22pm 11/18/14 2:22pm