Blizzard continues into Wednesday evening downwind of Lake Ontario

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

Blizzard conditions continue in rural areas across the northern and eastern Finger Lakes Wednesday evening.

Wednesday Evening Blizzard 2017 Audio Update Transcript

This is Finger Lakes Weather meteorologist Drew Montreuil with the Wednesday evening audio update for March 15th, 2017.

The major winter storm continues to dump snow and create blizzard conditions across portions of the Finger Lakes this evening. Even though some areas have been downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory, which is less severe than a warning, conditions remain dangerous, especially in rural areas. I personally just took a trip into the rural areas to help a friend and experienced first hand the white out conditions and extremely poor travel conditions due to blowing and drifting snow.

The snow that is still falling will very slowly taper off tonight and Thursday morning. Several more inches may fall in places where it is still snowing and the area will likely not become snow free until Thursday afternoon. The wind will lessen slightly as well but will remain plenty strong enough for poor visibility and significant drifting through tonight and early Thursday. Extreme caution should be exercised if you have to go out tonight. Temperatures will drop back through the teens, sending wind chills to around 0 degrees overnight.

Stick with for continuing updates and analysis on this blizzard until it finally ends on Thursday. Stay safe!

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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.