As another potentially massive winter storm is heading straight for Western New York, some school districts in the 716 have already announced they are closed to help in preparation.

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Many people all over the area have been wondering if we would see a white Christmas holiday this year and based on some recent weather models from the Buffalo Office of the National Weather Service, that is all but a guarantee to happen. In fact, officials from the NWS have said very plainly that this upcoming storm IS a big deal.

We could see anywhere from 1 to 3 feet in a very short period of time, with extremely high wind gusts and some brutally cold temperatures.

This forecast is so bad that some local schools have already announced they are closing buildings to help keep children, staff, and faculty safe.

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Ed Nice Jackson / Townsquare Media

The school my son attends, Nichols School, made the decision to cancel classes starting this Thursday and I'm sure other schools will follow soon. Districts like the Buffalo Public Schools have issued an alert asking parents to make sure their contact information is up to date in case they need to reach them.

We all know how bad travel can be in Western New York when bad weather hits. You can get a full list of schools that have announced their closing status here on our School Closings page. School Closings for the area are updated in real-time thanks to our friends at WIVB.

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