WNY enjoys a long-awaited taste of spring

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – You know it has been a tough winter when mid-40s and sunny feels so nice.

Could you imagine if it was 75 degrees? It was on this day two years ago. And two days later, it was 80!

So far this month, we have had only one other day where temperatures have been at least 45 degrees and the sun was out. There was also one day like this in February, but none in January or December. And most of our warm days have come with rain.

Because of the nice weather on Tuesday, many people were out and about, running in the parks in shorts and t-shirts, walking the dog, and washing the salt off of the car. It really shouldn’t be a surprise, since these days have been so few and far between.

With warm weather and rain on the way for Wednesday, the attention is again on the creeks, specifically Buffalo Creek. The creek gauge has been up and down for several days reporting as high as moderate flooding, but it is picking up on the roughly four-feet thick ice on top of the water.

“Nothing has happened yet, the gauge is reading some of the ice is what I understand, so we have to go out there and be eyes on the creek and see what is going on pretty much all the time, said John Gullo, Disaster Coordinator for the Town of West Seneca.

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