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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Watch the 2017 solar eclipse live in the video above when it begins this afternoon.
Monday August 21 Solar Eclipse Viewing times in Buffalo and WNY.
Begins: 1:11:54 PM Local time
Peaks: 2:33:56 PM Local time
Ends: 3:51:23 PM Local time
NASA COVERAGE | Watch live coverage from NASA here.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — There are a number of places you can go to see the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.
The eclipse will begin at 1:11 p.m., and the maximum amount of sun coverage will occur at 2:33 p.m. It will end at 3:51 p.m.
The Buffalo Astronomical Association listed the following places where you can go to see it:
Here are some other places you can go, outside of Buffalo:
…The Storm Prediction Center has all of the region in a Slight Risk for Severe Thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon…
The big eclipse day has arrived. I know you’ve probably heard it many times, but the only safe viewing will be with the proper protective eyeware, otherwise you can catch some of the best views on WIVB as CBS coverage of the eclipse begins at 1:00 pm. Maximum coverage at Buffalo will take place a little after 2:30 pm when almost 75% of the solar disk will be covered by the moon. The weather should cooperate across much of the region with a decent amount of sunshine however, some cloud patches could interfere with viewing across parts of the Southern Tier into the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. There is also an outside chance of another isolated shower or thundershower across these areas, but that may come after the eclipse.
After a quiet night, a strong cold front heads our way with showers and thunderstorms developing Tuesday afternoon. Heavy downpours, and potentially strong damaging wind gusts may accompany some of these storms. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted all of our region for a slight risk of severe thunderstorms. A gusty southwest wind off the eastern end of Lake Erie may keep some of the heaviest south and east of Buffalo. Wednesday, clouds give way to increasing sun and it will be noticeably cooler and less humid. The cool, but fair weather trend continues through week’s end.
The big eclipse day has arrived. I know you’ve probably heard it many times, but the only safe viewing will be with the proper protective eyeware, otherwise you
MONDAY AFTERNOON (Eclipse Day): Mostly Sunny, Quite Warm, Humid, some cloud patches south of Buffalo where there could be an isolated shower or thundershower. Expect better eclipse viewing conditions around the metro northward, High: 80-85, Wind: SW 5-15
MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly Clear this Evening, then Clouds Increase overnight, Mild, Muggy, Low: 68-74, Wind: S 5-10
TUESDAY: Windy, Warm, and Muggy, Breaks of Sun, Thunderstorms develop in the Afternoon, some may be strong to severe with damaging wind gusts and torrential downpours. somewhat greater chance of intense storms south and east of Buffalo, High: 81, Wind: SW 15-25 G35, Low: 60
WEDNESDAY: Becoming Mostly Sunny, Noticeably Cooler, Less Humid, High: 72, Low: 56
THURSDAY: Partly Sunny, Slight Chance of a Shower, High: 69, Low: 53
FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny. High: 70, Low: 53
SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny, High: 71, Low: 55
SUNDAY: Sunny, High: 73, Low: 62
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Cheektowaga police are investigating a homicide on Sierra Dr.
Police say the victim was a woman in her 30s.
News 4 will have more information as soon as it is available.
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — Erie County officials say West Nile Virus was identified in a mosquito pool in Amherst.
Surveillance routinely occurs during the warmer months of the year, officials say.
“We have not had a confirmed case of West Nile Virus in Erie County since October 2012 and we want to ensure it stays that way,” Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Commissioner of Health, said. “I want to remind residents how to minimize exposure to mosquitoes: limit outdoor activities at times of high mosquito activity (dusk and dawn), cover as much as skin as possible with clothing when going outdoors and use an effective insect repellant that contains 25-30% DEET on exposed skin. These same precautionary measures will also help protect people from other insect-borne diseases.”
The disease is transmitted through mosquito bites, and there are no medications or vaccines to prevent the virus.
Roughly one out of every five people who are infected with the virus will develop a fever and show other symptoms. Less than one percent of those infected with it will develop a potentially fatal neurological illness.
Here are some ways the county’s Department of Health says you can reduce the chance of getting infected:
GOWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Rope rescue team, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency crews searched for hours on Sunday for a family of four after a hiker reported discovering bodies in Zoar Valley.
The hiker called authorities Sunday afternoon after discovering several bodies on the gorge floor. The hiker stayed on the phone with dispatch and was able to describe the location so emergency crews could locate the victims.
Air One rescued 4-year-old Alexander Green and flew him to the Mercy Flight on stand by. He was then flown to Women and Children’s Hospital with critical injuries. As of Sunday night, he is in guarded condition at the hospital. The Sheriff’s office says he suffered internal injuries, multiple fractures and a head injury.
The victim’s parents, 35-year-old Amanda Green and 33-year-old William Green were deceased and lying next to him in the same area on the gorge floor.
Sheriff Howard told reporters during a news conference on Sunday evening that the search continued after the three were located because a pair of sneakers were found in the area. Howard said the shoes were too big for the 4 year-old that was rescued and this suggested there was another child not yet found.
The fourth victim, 7-year-old Jacob Green, was able to walk out to a paramedic searching the area and was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. He is in good condition, but suffered a broken right arm and ankle.
Officals say they don’t know yet what caused the accident. The family was found on the edge of a cliff a couple feet about the water.
Sheriff Howard told News 4 the family was found in the highest and steepest area at Zoar Valley.
The accident is still under investigation.
BlueCross BlueShield released a statement on Amanda’s death:
“Amanda Green was a beloved employee at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. We are assisting the family through this difficult time and are distributing the following statement on their behalf.”
A statement from the victims’ family was also released:
“We are grateful for the outpouring of thoughts and prayers from the Western New York community. This tragic event has left us with empty hearts and without words.
While the details of yesterday are still being discovered, we want to remember Amanda and William’s legacy as two parents that loved their children dearly. Our family would like to thank the first responders including Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Mercy Flight, as well as the dedicated staff at Women and Children’s Hospital for their courageous and caring efforts.
At this time, we are focused on Amanda and William’s two little boys and will share additional information at the appropriate time.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Sunday night ESPN’s Jim Tortter announced on twitter that Bills wide receiver Anquan Boldin is retiring.
Boldin signed with Buffalo on August 7th, after contemplating retirement. His stint with the Bills lasted just 13 days. In a preseason game against Philadelphia, Boldin cought one pass for five yards. According to News 4 sports director Josh Reed, Boldin was seen at the Bills facility Sunday afternoon in Orchard Park, but did not practice with the team. He was not listed on the injury report.
The 36-year old began his career in 2003 and is a 3-time Pro Bowler.
Boldin released a statement via Trotter:
Football in its purest form is what we all strive for as a nation. People from all difference races, religions and backgrounds working together for one shared goal. The core values taught in football are some of the most important you can learn in life. To always be there for the guy next to you and not let your fellow man down. You do whatever it takes to make sure your brother is OK.
Football has afforded me a platform throughout my career to have a greater impact on my humanitarian work. At this time, I feel drawn to make the larger fight for human rights a priority. My life’s purpose is bigger than football.
An hour later the Bills confirmed the news that Boldin was leaving the team with a quote from General Manager Brandon Beane.