Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

A big snowstorm in March can lead to 15 minutes of fame for small upstate New York cities like Binghamton.

It might not be the type of attention the chamber of commerce would be seeking but it's exactly what The Weather Channel to fill its program schedule.

Binghamton wound up in the late-winter spotlight on the cable channel five years ago when the city was hit by a storm that brought plenty of heavy wet snow.

A scene from a Weather Channel live report from Binghamton on March 2, 2018. (Photo: Twitter @DennisJNorton)
A scene from a Weather Channel live report from Binghamton on March 2, 2018. (Photo: Twitter @DennisJNorton)

National correspondent Justin Michaels made himself comfortable at the Court Street roundabout for a series of snow updates on March 2, 2018.

This week, Binghamton was overlooked by Michaels and The Weather Channel because the latest storm was having more of an impact to the north.

Michaels wound up reporting from Main Street in Oneonta Monday night and during the day Tuesday. He also covered the "end of the storm" with reports from the SUNY Oneonta campus on Wednesday.

According to the school, a Weather Channel producer had noted it had a meteorology program and had made arrangements to interview some of the students who were still in town during spring break.

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