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Heavy Rains Tuesday Night Delay Concert, Plane, Baseball

A range of thunderstorms ripped through Western New York Tuesday night, leaving little damage, but disrupting a lot of plans.

One of Boeing's giant aircraft, a 777, was diverted to Buffalo Niagara International Airport Tuesday where it stayed until turbulent weather over parts of the Great Lakes subsided. The flight, from Abu Dhabi to Toronto carried 367 passengers.  Once the weather cleared, the big plane was on its way again.
The Buffalo Bisons game against the Columbus Clippers on Tuesday night was suspended due to weather. The game was originally delayed in the fourth inning because of lightning and was suspended completely once heavy rain began to fall on Coca-Cola Field. The game will be resumed Wednesday at 5:35 p.m and will be a complete, nine-inning game. The teams will then play a seven-inning game.   

Fans already holding tickets to the game on Wednesday, June 25 can use their ticket for admission to both games of the doubleheader.

Fans holding tickets to tonight's game can exchange them for a comparable ticket to any future 2014 Bisons game (excluding Thursday, July 3). All ticket exchanges must be made at the Coca-Cola Field Box Office

The Ringo Starr concert at Artpark was delayed and at one point, officials cleared the stage  during heavy downpours last night.  

Eventually, the former Beatles drummer took the stage late- emerging from his trailer in time for WBEN's Tom Bauerle to snap the photo at left-- and the rain soaked crowd earlier, above.

The Journey & Steve Miller Band concert at Darien Lake Performing Art Center fared far better, with heavy downpours coming only while Steve Miller sang "Sugar Babe" abut midway through his set. Journey and opener Tower of Power played under clearer skies.


The National Weather Service reports no real damage in the Greater Buffalo area.   

At the Weather Service's forecast office in Cheektowaga, the highest gust yesterday was 29 MPH, with .31 inches of precipitation recorded, but other areas certainly saw worse. 


Tree limbs and utility wires were ripped down across central New York, from Wayne county and up toward Oswego.

Greater Buffalo will see scattered thunderstorms this afternoon, with an 80 percent chance of rain.

The flash flood watch for all of Western New York has been extended until late tonight. The National Weather Service says Tuesday's showers and thunderstorms have saturated soils across the area. Add to that another round of rainfall today, and the risk of flash flooding remains high.    READ MORE | Check Creek and Stream Levels

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