Jon Hitchcock

A stretch of hot, dry weather will stay in Western New York for at least the rest of this week. That's according to meteorologist Jon Hitchcock of the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service who expects the pattern to remain in place "for the foreseeable future." The high temperature is expected to be 90 or above through Friday. A Heat Advisory will be in effect from Tuesday at 1pm until Friday at 8pm.


Most of the region is under a Winter Weather Advisory today as lake effect snow will reach from south of Buffalo early this morning and into the Northtowns later in the day. Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service expects the morning commute in Buffalo to be impacted by one to three inches of snow. Later this afternoon, that band will drift back into the city and combine with increasing winds to create bouts of blowing snow.


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Like real estate and restaurants, location matters when it comes to lake effect snow in Western New York. While Niagara and Orleans Counties are expected to see little or no snow Friday, it's  a drastically different story in Buffalo and locations south of the city. The National Weather Service reported snow fall rates at nearly three inches per hour earlier Friday morning in some locations and more activity is expected to move throughout the region later Friday. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. 


Around 8:30 this morning a wind gust of 60 miles per hour was recorded at the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock expects the strong winds to continue with the possibility of gusts reaching 70 miles per hour before the day is done.


A Lake Effect Snow Advisory has been issued for much of Western New York. Jon Hitchcock of the National Weather Service expects the snow event to start south of Buffalo and arrive in the city in the early minutes of 2016.


Dry weather follows massive snow melt

May 12, 2015

Within the past several months the Buffalo area has gone from having too much snow to not enough rain.


Winter Storm Warning for all of WNY Tuesday night

Feb 3, 2014
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Less than a week ago, the area was hibernating from bone-chilling temperatures. While more moderate weather has taken over in recent days, more severe weather is on the way.  A Winter Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.  It is in effect from Tuesday night through Wednesday night.