BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- While snow pounds the Midwest, Western New Yorkers were basking in sunshine Tuesday.
“We’re not gonna get that many more days in Buffalo, I can’t believe this weather.” said Alvina Zielinski at Canalside.
“I’ve seen a lot more people than maybe I’ve seen in July.”
Temperatures reached well into the sixties on Veterans Day, but many areas of Western New York could see accumulating snow by Thursday night.
Carmen Cordaro was still soaking up what sunshine she could by bringing her twins to Canalside.
“The people in shorts, the sun, the sky, everything, everybody’s got a smile on their face.” said Cordaro. “The day is just amazing, November, it doesn;t get any better than this.”
Over at Squaw Island Park several people were fishing, like Vance Adamson. “Was a beautiful sun shiny day, nothing else to do and trying to take advantage of it.”
Home Depot was busy as folks prepared for the changes ahead.
“We sold a few snow blowers, we’ve been selling a lot of rock salt. People are taking advantage of the good weather to hang up their Christmas lights before it gets ugly out.” said Home Depot greeter Diane Winkler.
Debbie Lombardo bought some Christmas lights. “It’s a beautiful day, get it done before the snow falls. I have my shovel ready, then I’m all done.”
Matt Frank was already stringing his lights in North Buffalo. “I figure this is the last hurrahof the nice weather and I better be outside and enjoy it while I have the chance.”
It was the kind of day many would wish they were at the ballpark, and many guys were…putting in new seating before the snow flies.
Crews at Coca Cola Field are ahead of schedule, and are almost finished replacing almost three thousand seats with slightly wider ones behind home plate.
Bisons Director of Public Relations, Brad Bisbing said “It’s been great I mean there’s certain tasks that can only have been done in warm weather. Some of the coating of the concrete as well and you know we haven’t had any interuption at all.”