Snow Report: Friday, November 8, 2019

finger lakes weather snow report friday november 8 2019

Scattered lake effect flurries and brief squalls will develop on gusty northwest winds Thursday night into Friday morning before dissipating.

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WHAT

On and off lake effect snow showers. A few brief bursts of heavier snow. Snow most likely in the northern and eastern Finger Lakes, and in the western Southern Tier. Some Finger Lake effect snow off Cayuga Lake will be possible in and around Ithaca.

ALERTS ACTIVE

No weather alerts are currently in effect or expected for Friday.

WHEN

Snow mostly before dawn Friday for the western Southern Tier, and in the few hours before and after dawn in the northern and eastern Finger Lakes. Snow should end during the midday hours.

finger lakes weather snow map friday november 8 2019
Lake effect snow showers and brief bursts will bring around an inch of accumulation for a few isolated locations in the Finger Lakes region Friday morning. Click the image to enlarge.

HOW MUCH

Most of the Finger Lakes will see little to no accumulation. A few isolated areas may see as much as an inch. The best chance for an inch or a little more will be along the shore of Lake Ontario and south-southeast of Cayuga Lake, including the city of Ithaca.

TEMPERATURES

Temperatures will generally be in the mid 20s overnight and into early Friday morning. Areas outside of the lake effect may dip into the low 20s, while areas near Lake Ontario may remain in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs Friday will reach the low 30s.

TRAVEL IMPACTS

Untreated secondary roads may be slick overnight from Thursday’s slush freezing as temperatures drop. These roads may remain slick into Friday morning, especially if new snow falls on them. Some sunshine outside of the lake effect flurries and Friday afternoon will reduce the risk for ice.

OTHER IMPACTS

Northwest winds will gust between 30-40 mph, especially during the morning hours. This will have few, if any, impacts.

FORECAST CONFIDENCE

HIGH- Confidence is high that this event will behave as outlined here. Individual locations may see small variations in actual accumulations.

FUTURE SNOW OUTLOOK

No additional snow is expected Saturday or Sunday. Another cold front may bring snow on Monday, but intensity, timing, and amounts are highly uncertain. Beware of premature forecasts of significant snow.

FUTURE UPDATES

  • Regular Friday AM Blog Post (between 7-8 AM Friday)
  • Snow Report: Monday November 11, 2019 (sometime Sunday, if necessary)

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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.). Drew and his wife have three young boys and also run a goat milk soap business, Ye Olde Goat Cart. When not working or playing with the boys, he is probably out for a run through the countryside.