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Party On The Potty & Nobody Wants To Go!

9:10 AM, Nov 13, 2013

You guessed it! I'm working on potty training my baby girl!!

A Nice Fall Weather Day For a 5K

11:09 PM, Nov 9, 2013

Buffalo, NY -- High temperatures near 50 and a dry day is a nice day for mid fall in Western New York.

And it was a good day to be outdoors.  I enjoyed running my 9th year in a row in the 9th annual Lindsay's Legacy 5K, and serving as the emcee for the post race party.

I already have my winter gear out for the next runs in December including the Jingle Bell run, among other local 5k races.

Why I'm Proud to be a Sweet Home Panther

9:00 AM, Nov 8, 2013

In honor of the Section VI playoffs this weekend (Go Panthers!) I thought I would use my blog this week to share a little about my history as an alumna of the Sweet Home School District.

Coldest Temperatures So Far This Fall

8:07 PM, Nov 2, 2013

Buffalo, NY -- Temperatures are dropping once again and the coldest temperatures so far this Fall are expected Sunday night.

After a few warm days, get ready for temperatures to drop about 15 degrees below normal.

High temperatures for Sunday will only make it up to 38 degrees F. The average high for this time of year is 53. The average low temperature is 38.

Temperatures Sunday night will also be on the colder side with a low of 25. Even some upper teens could be found in the coolest Southern Tier valleys.

But there will be a warm up once again middle of the week, with high temperatures near to around 60 on Wednesday and Thursday.

Melissa Holmes' Baby Blog: Yes, She's Pregnant!

6:22 AM, Nov 1, 2013

It is with great joy and excitement that I'm writing this- my first blog ever. It comes at one of the most exciting and emotional times of my life, when I can announce to all of you that...I'm PREGNANT!

Cold Season Precipitation

5:33 PM, Oct 20, 2013

Buffalo, NY -- The colder temperatures are almost here, so here's a quick refresher on "cold season" precipitation, if you need it.

The atmosphere can produce snow, hail, sleet, graupel and freezing rain. All are formed differently and mainly depend on temperature and height.

Sticking with the precipitation types that are usually confused (and keeping it simple), hail is ice pellets (layers of ice) that form high in a thunderstorm cloud by being suspended in a thunderstorm's updraft. Hail stones can grow to be very large before dropping out of a storm.

Graupel starts as a snowflake but encounters supercooled water droplets as it falls, which freeze on the snowflake. Graupel is usually smaller than hail and much softer.

Sleet looks like ice pellets but forms differently. Sleet starts out as a snowflake but encounters a warm layer and partially melts but then moves through a cold layer once again and refreezes before hitting

Take 2: Bills vs. Dolphins Preview

4:55 PM, Oct 20, 2013

2-On-Your-Side's Adam Benigni and Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle preview this week's game between the Bills and the Dolphins in Miami.

Weekend Forecast

6:41 AM, Oct 18, 2013

Buffalo, NY --  High temperatures today are around average, near 60 degrees F.

Temperatures will drop a bit into the weekend. High temps will be in the mid to low 50s, and lows in the upper 30s.

Lake effect rain showers are possible at times during Saturday into Sunday morning.

It is that time of year. If temperatures were just a bit cooler we would be talking about lake effect snow potentially! We will keep an eye on things of course.

Kevin O'Neill Becoming Member of Storm Team 2

11:03 AM, Oct 16, 2013

WGRZ-TV's Kevin O'Neill, best known for his Celebrating Western New York features weekday mornings on Daybreak, is now a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.

Bye Nice October

7:25 AM, Oct 15, 2013

Buffalo, NY -- We have had nice, mild weather for much of October. That is going to change soon so enjoy the beautiful day today before the rain hits tomorrow and the well below average temperatures for the rest of the week and through the weekend.

Buffalo is already about an 1" above average with rain so far this month, but that is expected to go up a good amount tomorrow with the latest strong system coming in from the west.

Winds will be picking up as well, especially for the higher elevations for middle of the week.

Kelly's Blog: Covering Violence

10:33 PM, Oct 14, 2013

I get to cover something different every day, and that's one of the reasons why I enjoy what I do. But, that also means that inevitably I have to cover something sad or violent.

Wet October

9:10 AM, Oct 14, 2013

Buffalo, NY -- The month started out wet but then we enjoyed a long dry break before rain returned once again for some of the long holiday weekend.

Despite the long dry stretch, the monthly rainfall is above average.

Rain so far this month of October in Buffalo is at about 2.60". The average at this point is 1.59", so we are above average with rainfall by about an 1".

We will be adding nicely to the rain totals middle of this week.

Geez.... When You Put It Like That...

3:48 PM, Oct 10, 2013

Are they betting we're stupid??

Why I Love Buffalo: It's The Underdog City

1:53 PM, Oct 8, 2013

I love Buffalo because it's the Underdog City, a community strong enough to withstand the criticism of outsiders who've never visited here. 

Victorian Style

12:58 PM, Oct 7, 2013

Take 2: Ravens vs. Bills Preview

2:02 PM, Oct 3, 2013

2-On-Your-Side's Adam Benigni and Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle preview Sunday's match-up between the Bills and Ravens from Ralph Wilson Stadium.

This is Home

2:57 PM, Sep 30, 2013

It's been one year since I came to Buffalo, okay correction, 13 months exactly.

Bills, EJ On the Right Track

10:29 AM, Sep 30, 2013

The Bills decision makers got it right when they drafted EJ Manuel. He is the Bills best quarterback since Hall of Famer Jim Kelly retired.

Beautiful Start To Fall

5:45 PM, Sep 29, 2013

Temperatures will remain above average.

Record Rain on Last Day Of Summer

4:52 PM, Sep 22, 2013

Buffalo, NY -- The last day of Summer was a very wet one.

Record rainfall of 2.79" was set in Buffalo on Saturday, which breaks the old daily record of 1.49" set in 1992.  

The first day of Fall, or autumnal equinox, starts on Sunday, September 22nd at 4:44pm eastern time. 

It's when the sun crosses directly over the Earth's equator and both day and night are about equal.  Fall will last a solid three months until the beginning of Winter on December 21.

Below Average Rain

9:09 PM, Sep 14, 2013

Buffalo is about an inch below average with rainfall this month.

Final Blog As a Single Lady

2:53 PM, Sep 14, 2013

UB Athletics Department Makes a Bad Call (I Think)

9:53 AM, Sep 14, 2013

I think UB did a disservice to its student newspaper, student journalists, and everyone who reads the Spectrum when the Athletic Department stopped its years-long tradition of allowing student reporters to travel with the football team on away games.

Holiday Weekend Forecast and Beyond

8:14 AM, Sep 2, 2013

Buffalo, NY -- The rest of the long holiday weekend forecast will overall be a decent one.

Monday: Partly sunny with scattered showers at times.  Isolated strong storm possible.  High 79.

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy, few evening showers. Cooler with a low of 58.

Cooler temperatures will start on Tuesday with highs around 70 and will last much of the rest of the week with mostly sunny skies. 

Friday and into the weekend will be warmer with highs near 80 and partly sunny.

 

 

Let's Look Ahead To The Labor Day Forecast!

7:45 PM, Aug 25, 2013

Buffalo, NY -- The longer range forecast shows a warm up for the rest of August and into the first week of September.

Rain is possible for some of the earlier part of this week, especially on Monday and Wednesday. Then dry end of the week with temperatures in the low 80s for much of the week.

Labor Day weekend is looking like a beauty with warm temperatures in the mid 80s and partly sunny skies. Definitely pool weather!

Let's enjoy it because Fall starts in exactly one month from today (Sunday), on September 22nd!

Summer Weather

7:27 PM, Aug 24, 2013

Temperatures and rainfall have been up and down this entire summer.

Kelly's Blog: Pierogi Judge

10:26 PM, Aug 22, 2013

This past weekend, I judged Buffalo's Best Pierogi Contest at Corpus Christi Church.

Take 2: 97 Rock Radio Appearance

3:22 PM, Aug 22, 2013

2-On-Your-Side's Adam Benigni made his weekly radio appearance Thursday morning with the Norton crew on 97 rock to put a wrap on Bills camp.

Take 2: EJ's Injury and the QB Question

11:13 PM, Aug 19, 2013

2-On-Your-Side's Adam Benigni shares his thoughts on the Bills quarterback situation now that rookie E.J. Manuel is likely out of the remainder of the preseason with what the Bills are calling a "minor" knee injury.

Buffalo Caribana 2013

5:16 PM, Aug 19, 2013

6 Hour Plane Ride To Buffalo From Chicago

12:17 PM, Aug 19, 2013

The longest time I've ever spent in an airplane on the ground.

A Cool Summer Lately

12:16 PM, Aug 19, 2013

Buffalo, NY (August 5th) -- It has been about two weeks of below average temperatures.

Finally we will feel a bit of summer on Wednesday with highs in the low 80s and more humid conditions. Then it's back to the 70s and below average temperatures for several days after that.

Storms are in the forecast during the middle of the week for later Wednesday, then dry end of the week and into the weekend.

Buffalo's Summer So Far

12:15 PM, Aug 19, 2013

Buffalo, NY (August 14th) -- It may seem like a dry and cold summer, but is it?

I used raw temperature and rain data for the meteorological summer months of June, July, and August in Buffalo to calculate some stats.

I found about 48% of the days this summer so far have been at or above average. 53% of the days have had rain.

When you break down the months, July was the warmest and August the coolest (so far). June was the wettest.

21% of the days in August so far have had temperatures at or above average. 43% of the days have had rain.

68% of the days in July had temperatures at or above average. 55% of the days have had rain.

40% of the days in June had temperatures at or above average. 57% of the days have had rain.

So overall less than half the summer we have had warm temperatures and more than half we've had rain.

This latest fall-like weather pattern wi

Detailed Forecast

12:13 PM, Aug 19, 2013

Buffalo, NY (August 6th)-- Tonight: Partly cloudy, 20% shower. Milder low 65.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, showers and storms in the afternoon and evening and into the late night at times.  A few strong storms possible. Warmer and more humid with a high of 82.

A few showers and storms into early Thursday then mainly dry right into the weekend with partly to mostly sunny skies.

Temperatures will cool back to the mid to upper 70s for end of the week then mid to low 70s for the weekend and into the first part of next week.

Extra Work Watering In The Yard This Week

12:13 PM, Aug 19, 2013

Buffalo, NY (August 17th)--  I have been out in my yard almost every day for the first time this month, watering our plants and lawn.

The dry weekend and mainly dry week is allowing the average monthly rainfall to catch up with the totals.

This month we have been well above average with rainfall. But the numbers may finally fall below average this week from the long dry stretch.

So far this month of August in Buffalo we have had 2.05" of rain which is just above the average of 1.82". By the middle of the week the rain totals will likely drop below average.

Nice Weather Equals Bad Bridge Traffic

12:02 PM, Aug 19, 2013

Buffalo, NY -- I was in Canada for a family brunch on Saturday. It was cooler but mostly sunny and a decent day. No matter what holiday weekend or Canadian days off, when there is decent enough weather it always seems the bridge traffic intensifies, big time.

Using the bridge traffic app on that beautiful day, I saw the line of cars piling up and when it hit a 2 hour wait on the Peace Bridge I knew it was time to finish my lunch quickly and head back earlier than planned to make it in time for work. The bridge traffic was backed up even further than it was end of 4th of July weekend this year!

I wasn't planning on taking a ride north to Niagara Falls that day, but it seemed to be a much shorter wait for a longer ride. The Nexus only Whirlpool Bridge is a lifesaver sometimes. I was back in the US and in downtown Buffalo in about an hour.

A Bumper for Your Sticker: I Just Don't Get It

12:03 PM, Aug 14, 2013

A Bumper for Your Sticker: I Just Don't Get It

Kelly's Blog: School Supplies

8:34 PM, Aug 13, 2013

The 2 Pack a Backpack drive starts this Friday at many area Walmart locations.

Kelly's Blog: Fair Food

10:37 PM, Aug 1, 2013

Fair and festival time is in full swing!

Danny's Blog: I Can't Hear You Because There's Something Stuck In My Ear

11:09 AM, Jul 25, 2013

Some suggested amputation. Others rushed to the First Aid kit. A serious medical situation had arisen inside the Channel 2 newsroom, and there was a chance I wasn't going to make it.