Weather conditions will continue to be hazardous through tonight. For some areas, the worst is still to come.
Tuesday Evening Winter Storm Update March 14
This is Finger Lakes Weather meteorologist Drew Montreuil with the evening audio update for Tuesday, March 14th, 2017.
The major winter storm that has been bearing down on the Finger Lakes all day continues this evening with heavy snow and gusty winds. Here in Groton, some of the heaviest snow of the day has been falling late this afternoon as the nor’easter lifts north into New England. Winds are turning towards the northwest behind the storm, spreading heavy lake enhanced snow into the northern Finger Lakes.
Heavy snow will continue for most of the evening hours and will slowly lessen in intensity overnight. Steady light to moderate snow is likely through Wednesday morning before the western Finger Lakes clear out during the afternoon. The northern and eastern Finger Lakes will continue to see snow into Wednesday evening. Very strong winds gusting over 40 mph will create near blizzard conditions for most of Wednesday.
Additional snow accumulations from this evening through Wednesday evening will range from 2 to 5 inches across the western Southern Tier to as much as another foot across the northern and eastern Finger Lakes.
Please continue to use extreme caution tonight and through Wednesday. Check for local travel restrictions before heading out tonight or tomorrow. Please continue to send me any snow reports and pictures you have from the storm. I will have at least one more update this evening, so continue to monitor the live updates post, which is linked up in the transcript below.