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Legendary CNY meteorologist Wayne Mahar says he will retire from TV in December

Longtime local meteorologist Wayne Mahar announced that he will retire after 36 years forecasting in Central New York.

Mahar, who serves as chief meteorologist for WSTM NBC3, WTVH CB5, and CW6 will retire from his role in December.

He came to CNY Central in 1985, and became one of the most-recognized voices in local television.

“There is no greater example of broadcast excellence and community service than Wayne Mahar,” said Amy Collins, Vice President and General Manager of WSTM NBC3, WTVH CBS5, CW6, & “Wayne’s genuine love for the work he does, the neighbors he meets, and the commitments he makes to local charities has made Wayne as much a part of Central New York as winter snow and fall foliage.”

“I’ve been working 80 hours a week since I was a teenager,” he said during a televised announced at the New York State Fair. “I think it’s time to leave the TV world behind.” Mahar will turn 66 later this year.