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January 29, 2017

The Blizzard of ’77: Fast, furious and unforgettable 40 years later

The clouds came rolling in from the west and they were black as coal, moving fast like a locomotive.

Having spent a good portion of his life outdoors as an excavator, Roger Storey, in a field on Stone Road in Pendleton, knew enough to get the heck out of there.

Outside that Friday morning in Niagara Falls, the beagles were barking at the bitter cold and biting wind. Which is not unusual for Western New York. Still, Charles Clark, a snowplow operator getting ready to go to work, had a feeling he should make an exception and put the hounds in the basement with plenty of food and water.

Something was brewing, and it [...]

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January 1, 2017

Don Paul pitches N.F. council on feasibility funds for $50 million weather center

“The public’s interest in weather is inexhaustible,” said local meteorologist Don Paul as he began to address the Niagara Falls City council on Tuesday.

He was there with Sergio Fornasiero and Dave Norton to share their vision for a $50-million World Weather Center, possibly in Niagara Falls, New York.

It would include numerous high-tech simulators including tornado-storm chasing on the ground and in the air as well as a “Blizzard of ’77” experience that would include 1970s street scenes and cars with artificially produced snow.

The group is promoting their idea and looking for $100,000 to fund a feasibility study [...]

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