8pm Super Bowl Halftime snow update


The Super Bowl is half over, but the snow storm for the Finger Lakes is just getting started.

Over the last 2 hours, the heavy snow has been mostly kept at bay over southwest New York. The atmosphere over the Finger Lakes is moistening though, so it is only a matter of time.

The regional radar image at the start of this post shows the scale of those storm. The green colors stretching from southwest New York back through Michigan and Chicago is heavy snow. This is our weather overnight and into Monday.

Already, a number of area schools and businesses are closed. This is a high confidence storm and accumulations over 8″ are almost a certainty. Many areas will see about a foot. The storm is behaving exactly as expected and the forecast is right in track.

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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.