(13 WHAM, Chris Conte) Farmers across Western New York are keeping a close eye on a late season snow storm that could very well deliver the knock out punch to a growing season that's already been hit hard this year.
"They're talking all this heavy snow, hopefully it doesn't come this way because with all the blossoms and buds of the trees it won't take a lot to snap those (branches) off," says Gary Craft who owns G and S Orchards in Walworth.
The life long farmer estimates he's probably lost about 30 percent of his fruit crops from the recent overnight freezes. He's worried that if temperatures dip below freezing again this week he could see things get even worse.
"Everybody's in the same boat that's in this business, it's one of the things of farming you have to deal with," he added.
"Hopefully the weather will break."