Winter Storm Ramping Up: Wednesday Morning Update

Snow will overspread the Finger Lakes and last much of the day. Click image to enlarge.
Snow will overspread the Finger Lakes and last much of the day. Click image to enlarge.

Moderate to heavy snow over the eastern Finger Lakes will spread west throughout the morning, with most of the region experiencing snow throughout today.At 6:30am, here in Groton, over 4″ of snow had already fallen with heavy snow and gusty winds ongoing. Similar conditions are spreading west as low pressure near Boston stalls out and the precipitation over central New York pivots.

Because the precipitation will pivot more than it will actually move, areas in the eastern Finger Lakes that already have accumulations will continue to see snow well into the afternoon.

This storm is finally starting to live up to its forecasts. I have no changes to the snow map I put out last night, but if I did, they would probably be increases in snow amounts for some areas. All in all, I am finally feeling confident and good about my forecasts.

The storm is here- or it is coming. Avoid travel if you can today, as road conditions will likely only get worse across most of the Finger Lakes.

Please comment with how much snow you receive! Your reports help me verify my forecasts, which in turn helps me produce better products!

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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil has been forecasting the weather in the Finger Lakes region since 2006 and has degrees in meteorology from SUNY Oswego (B.S. with Honors) and Cornell (M.S.). Drew and his wife have four young boys. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.

11 Responses

  1. Baschki Robertson

    Just shoveled about 6-8″ from porch and driveway at my house in Lansing. More snow here than in Ithaca.

  2. SRM

    Steady ‘light’ snow toward Lansing and just off of Route 13. Starting to accumulate, now. Windy. Watched the rain turn into flurries early this morning, so am imagining ice under unplowed streets. Drifts.

  3. Ted Schiele

    Just before 9:00 AM I measured about 4-1/4″ at my place in W. Groton.

  4. Mike Millow

    Drinking coffee in Caton and looking out on light snow starting to fall, the wind blowing last nights dusting off the roof and the grass peaking through on the ground, so less than .5 inch so far.

  5. Kathy Carman

    so far, Applegate are area of Enfield,…only about an inch, but nery windy and light snow falling

  6. Sharon Versteeg

    We have about 2″ in the higher elevations of Newfield and it’s very windy.

  7. S. B.

    Lot’s of sad kids in Ithaca (no snow day). Blowing hard but maybe a 1/4 inch on the ground at Cornell.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Worried about that commute home for them…

      • S. B.

        Yes, I’ll send the district office your link 🙂

  8. Robb Johnsrud

    We have possibly 1/2″ in the flats in Ithaca at this point, and it’s quite windy.

  9. Tim Springston

    We have less than an inch currently down here in Erin in Chemung County. Its quite windy but there is only a tiny flurry of snow coming down at the moment.