Bob Hamilton

This spring's weather has appeared to be a bit on the damp side, with  a number of cool rainy days over the past month.

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For Thursday's blast of winter weather, timing is everything. Bob Hamilton of the National Weather Service expects a band of lake effect snow to move through the city of Buffalo between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Hamilton said the heavy snow and strong winds will reduce visibility for drivers, but the total accumulations should not exceed five inches Thursday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for Buffalo and Northern Erie County until 7 p.m. Thursday.

Concerns over freezing rain have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory through 4 a.m. Saturday for Buffalo and much of the region. Meteorologist Bob Hamilton sees conditions changing throughout the weekend. "It looks like a higher chance for a white Christmas. Each day, it's looking better and better we're going to get fairly widespread snow later on Christmas Eve."

Extreme wind chills forecast for Buffalo

Jan 7, 2015
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A wind chill advisory is in effect for all of Western New York through 10 a.m. Thursday.

Winter blast produces snow, icy conditions

Nov 12, 2013

A blast of winter weather late Monday night left its impact across the region. Icy conditions appeared to play a part in a series of highway accidents. Some areas reported five inches of snowfall.