Winter Storm Arrives in the Finger Lakes: LIVE Updates

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Live storm updates from Finger Lakes Weather continue with a third live video briefing scheduled for 8:20 PM.

Live Storm Updates

This post will be updated throughout the afternoon and evening with the latest on the winter storm, starting with a live video feed at 2:20 PM.


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8:20 PM Video Update:

7:30 PM Update

Moderate to heavy snow has overspread the Finger Lakes. There are a few pockets of very heavy snow. Snowfall amounts across the Southern Tier, where snow started first, are already as high as 6.5 inches.

Roads are treacherous and travel should be postponed until mid-morning Friday if at all possible. Accidents have been numerous already and road conditions will only get worse from here.

The parent storm will organize and strengthen over the remainder of this evening and tonight. As it lifts north, the heavy snow bands will take on a more north-south orientation instead of the west-east orientation earlier.

This pivot will take place over the Finger Lakes and will prolong our snow for another 8-12 hours. Much of that time will have snow fall rates of 1-2 inches per hour and perhaps even more at times.

A few pockets of sleet exist over the western reaches of the region, but these should transition to all snow before too long.

All in all, the forecast looks to be in great shape after making no changes to my forecast for over 24 hours now.

3:30 PM Update

Snow continues to move from south to north across the Finger Lakes. An initial burst of snow will drop visibility to under 1 mile with a slick coating on roadways.

The snow may briefly decrease in intensity before the main storm begins to arrive this evening. Heavy snow falling at rates of 1-2 inches per hour will be likely after 6 PM and throughout the overnight. Travel will become very treacherous until Friday morning.

The storm should quickly depart between 4-7 am with scattered flurries lingering through the morning. Road conditions will improve especially towards the mid and late morning.

2:20 PM Update

Below is a recording from a 40 minute live video session between 2:20-3 PM.

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Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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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.). When not forecasting, he can be found working at the local library, making goat milk soap, running until his legs burn, or playing with his three young boys.

3 Responses

  1. JCG
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    Although I easily accessed your live feed last night, this one won’t work for me. I tried when it was live and again with the archived version. I get a message that it can’t be played.

    • Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
      Meteorologist Drew Montreuil
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      Sorry to hear that JCG. Not sure what the problem could be but I will check things on my end.

  2. Edward, Ted Marks
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    Started snowing in Watkins Glen 2.32