Jill Reale is the StormTracker 2 meteorologist on NewsChannel 2 Daybreak, Sunrise, CW at 7am and at Noon.
Jill joined the StormTracker 2 weather team after graduating cum Laude from SUNY Albany in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology. Jill holds a broadcaster seal from the National Weather Association.
While attending college, Jill interned at WKTV in the summer of 2006 and at WNYT Channel 13 in Albany in the Spring of 2007. Besides interning and competing in the UAlbany and National Forecasting Contests, Jill was involved in the University Dance Council, where she served as Vice President for two years, intramural volleyball ( 6 time champions!!) and supporting the Great Danes Basketball to two NCAA tournaments (UA, U Know).
After living in New Hartford all her life, Jill has learned to love and enjoy the wild winters. She has loved watching the weather ever since she can remember, especially when there were snow days. Her most memorable weather events include the Labor Day Storm, and the 2002 Christmas Day Storm. By far, Jill enjoys the challenge and excitement of forecasting lake effect snow.
In her spare time, Jill enjoys dancing, running, jet skiing, sailing, downhill/cross country skiing, and of course, shopping.
A strong cold front moves through late this afternoon with showers and thunderstorms
There is potential for severe weather and flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Central NY until 9PM Monday. Remember, a watch means conditions are favorable for the severe weather event but are NOT currently happening.
Wind Advisory has been issued for Oneida, Southern Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery, Otsego, Madison and Chenango Counties from 11AM until 8PM Friday.
Light snow from the Nor'Easter continues this morning and afternoon.
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A large swath of the Northeast was blanketed in snow by the first major storm of the season, which smashed a decades-old snowfall record in Pennsylvania and New York.
Rain moves into the region late this evening into tonight. Rain may be heavy at times during the overnight, causing some minor flooding.
A heat advisory has been issued for parts of Central NY for Wednesday and Thursday
A strong cold front moves through the region this evening, bringing scattered thunderstorms with the possibility of some becoming severe.
County data is updated nightly.
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