Winter Weather Advisories Issued for Wednesday Night and early Thursday

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Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for Wednesday night and early Thursday in anticipation of moderate snow and minor ice accumulations.

Tuesday Evening Quick Update

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories across the Finger Lakes region for Wednesday night into Thursday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is issued when winter weather will cause inconveniences and delays, but will not be on the same scale as a major winter weather event, where a warning would be necessary.

Precipitation will move into the Finger Lakes tomorrow evening between about 8-11 PM. The precipitation will move from southwest to northeast, and will start as snow.

Sleet and eventually freezing rain will mix in for southern areas overnight. Areas along and north of roughly Route 20 will primarily stay snow. For areas that see all snow, accumulations of 3-5 inches should be expected. For areas that see sleet and freezing rain, accumulations will be on the order of 1-3 inches with a glaze of ice.

This winter weather will impact Thursday morning’s commute with messy roads and delays.

I will have a more thorough update in the morning. I apologize for not having more in the way of updates today, but have been juggling caring for my flu-stricken family while recovering from a more minor case of the flu myself. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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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.

4 Responses

  1. Dee

    Hope everyone feels better soon. Thank you for all you do.

  2. James Hamilton

    Sorry to hear you’re under the weather, Drew—get well soon!

    Maybe you’d like learn the difference between a hyphen and an em dash? In “tomorrow evening between about 8-11 PM,” that hyphen is ungrammatical, tho not a typo. Drop the “between” and it would be correct.

    The your use of a hyphen in “sign up for email notifications of my updates below- relying on social media will lead to missed information” is a typo. Correct usage would require an em dash, like this: “sign up for email notifications of my updates below—relying on social media will lead to missed information.” In a Mac OS, em dashes need three keys held down all at once: shift + option + _/- keys; I don’t know what other computer systems use. The antique typewriter convention used two hyphens to indicate em dashes—computer fonts are way beyond that now. If this is TMI, please excuse a retired English prof with time on his hands.

    Good luck going viral with all these snowflakes around—oh! and speaking of flakes: is there a nifty meteorological jargon for these huge wads of flakes all tangled together that fall like fairy rafts when it’s relatively warm with no wind? Some specific word that only well-read weather groupies would know, along the lines of graupel and fallstreak holes?

  3. Pat Dunn

    Feel better Drew!

  4. Pam VanGelder

    Hope your family is better soon!