BUF Weather Center

The National Weather Service in Buffalo New York publishes quality weather data, forecasts, maps, watches and advisories. The NWS BUF team is especially well-versed in the intricacies of lake effect.

This page is designed as a portal to access to this data.

The NWS BUF county warning area includes several important ski areas that serve western New York including Bristol, Holiday Valley, Kissing Bridge, Peek’n Peak and Swain.

We’ve added the NWS BUF point forecast map, radar, temperature and precipitation reports and plus links to the BUF forecast discussion and the new dynamic lake effect snow maps, webcams and ski reports from central New York. And check our Western NY Ski Directory for details on the ski areas in this zone.


72 Hour Weather Forecast

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Short Term Temps, Rain and Snowfall

BUF High Temp Forecast MapBUF Low Temp Forecast Map
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BUF 6 Hour QPFBUF 12 Hour QPFBUF 18 Hour QPFBUF 24 Hour QPF
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BUF 6 Hour Snow ForecastBUF 12 Hour Snow ForecastBUF 18 Hour Snow ForecastBUF 24 Hour Snow Forecast
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BUF Storm Total Snowfall Forecast
BUF Storm Total Snow Forecast

We want this page to be a go-to source Western NY skiers seeking NWS BUF weather info. If you’ve got ideas about how to make this page more valuable, post your thoughts on the Blog, or in the Weather Forum or you can email us. Note: Some content on this page changes seasonally. Small maps click to enlarge.