There were very high winds across Western New York Sunday. A 69 mile per hour gust was recorded off Dunkirk on Lake Erie. And the Buffalo airport office of the National Weather Service had a 61 mile per hour gust.
The winds blew a jet into a fuel tanker at the Buffalo airport. The awning was ripped off a restaurant in Lancaster. And roof trusses on an unfinished motel were blown down in Batavia.Nearly two thousand households in Amherst and Buffalo lost power overnight Saturday into Sunday, just about the time winds began gusting over 50 miles per hour.
A graphic on the website for National Grid power outages displayed a large orange blotch over a section of Hopkins Road in East Amherst, where nearly 1,500 customers were in the dark.