Tuesday Evening Snow Storm Audio Update

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The winter storm continues in the Finger Lakes. Here is the latest as of Tuesday evening.

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.

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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.

13 Responses

  1. Timothy

    In the city of Binghamton snow eased somewhat in the late afternoon, with increasing winds. Last depth readings at 5:30 pm centered around 27-28 inches with some drifting up to about four feet against cars and houses.Temperature was back to 17 degrees.

  2. James Hamilton

    At 9:30 PM in east Ithaca, Sixmile Creek valley near Rt 79 and Burns Rd, 874 ft altitude, lots of drifting, snow from 12 to 20 inches, average 14 inch deep and lots of steady fine flakes still falling and blowing sideways, mostly from northeast. Nice!

  3. Russ

    At around 6:45 PM, we had 15″ on the ground in Brooktondale, still falling fast.

  4. Mike Brown

    At 7:00PM there’s about 20″ on the ground (I’m at 1,650 feet elevation). The town last plowed at 3:00, and there’s 9″ of snow on the road, so that should give you a snowfall rate.

  5. Deb Craig

    I can’t log into PayPal. I’ll send you some dinero if you send me your address 😀

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Just emailed you my address!

  6. Jane

    3 mi N of Ithaca right near the hospital 9″ in the front of the house 12″ in the back. Wind always makes totals hard here. Snowing steadily and winds seem to be picking up. 6:30 pm. Thanks Drew!

  7. Eric

    Drew! I don’t do PayPal. Give me an address to send you some $$ thanks.


    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Thank you, Eric! I sent you an email with my address.

  8. Chuck Carpenter

    You’re like the best, Drew! Be safe! ;^)-

  9. Matt

    Terrific job Drew on this storm. Especially nailing the snow totals east of Cortland.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil

      Thanks, Matt! I was really surprised the other forecasts I saw kept totals across CNY under 2 feet.

  10. Mark

    Here in T-Burg we have 9 inches on the ground with steady snow and wind.