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Hamburg, Batavia and Niagara Falls Take Wednesday’s Wind Gust Title

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Wednesday March 8, 2017 will be remembered as one of the windiest days Western New York has seen. As sunny and clear as the skies were, it was hard to imagine the damage that was happening because of the hurricane force winds that blew in and out of the area over a 12 hour period.

The National Weather Service was clear in their prediction and warnings that property may be damaged and electricity and power may be lost for some time. As of Thursday morning, thousands are still without power and officials are saying it could be a day or so before it is completed restored.

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Numerous schools in the area from East Aurora to Attica have been closed because of wind related issues.

So who had the highest gusts? What were the final numbers on peak speeds? The Tweet from The National Weather Service revealed some shocking numbers.

ALLEGANY COUNTY…

9 NW GROVE 54 630 PM
WELLSVILLE AIRPORT 48 348 PM

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY…
9 SSE DELEVAN 58 615 PM
6 ESE RANDOLPH 51 425 PM
OLEAN AIRPORT 46 1255 PM

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY…

4 SW FREDONIA 69 1235 PM
DUNKIRK LIGHTHOUSE 63 100 PM
JAMESTOWN AIRPORT 56 135 PM
DUNKIRK AIRPORT 52 1101 AM
1 NE CLYMER 49 120 PM

ERIE COUNTY..

HAMBURG 75 200 PM
2 NNW TONAWANDA 70 120 PM
6 SSW EAST AURORA 69 140 PM
BUFFALO AIRPORT 66 233 PM

GENESEE COUNTY…

BATAVIA 76 345 PM 3/08

There are indications that we could move in to a colder air pattern that MAY bring some lake effect snow in to the area. Spring is less than two weeks away and it looks like Mother Nature wants us to remember that we are still in Buffalo and snow should always be on our minds until April or May.

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