Follow along with the latest updates from the National Weather Service as the region braces for its most-significant snowfall of the 2022-23 winter season. The calendar might say March, but in parts of the Finger Lakes and Central New York it will feel more like January or February through early-Wednesday. We’ll be providing updates every few hours here as the NWS updates forecast information.
Latest Update: Tuesday 8 PM
Snowy conditions will continue overnight with precipitation slowing down after midnight. By the time morning comes things should be clearing up. By mid-day tomorrow there will be sunshine building across the region. The weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service remain active through the early-morning hours and moderate to heavy snow is falling across the region. So if you’re on the road tonight – use caution!
Latest Travel Alerts
- School Closings: WROC-TV (Finger Lakes) | WSYR-TV (Central New York)
- There’s a ban on all tandem and empty tractor trailers on I-90 through Central New York headed toward Albany, per the Thruway Authority.
- A State of Emergency has been declared by Gov. Hochul for the following counties: Albany, Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, and Yates.
- Travel advisories are active for Seneca and Cayuga counties.
Snowfall Totals & Map
Generally speaking there are going to be three areas of snowfall across our coverage area. If you’re in Livingston, Western Monroe, or parts of the Southern Tier snowfall totals will be less than 4-5 inches total. If you’re in Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Schuyler, or Seneca counties expect 8-12 inches of snow. Meanwhile, if you’re in Cayuga, Tompkins, Cortland, Onondaga counties or points east – expect heaviest snowfall totals with 12-18 inches of snow expected. Check out the map below to zero in on your community.
Active Weather Alerts
The National Weather Service has gone with a Winter Storm Warning for several counties in the Finger Lakes including Cayuga, Schuyler, Seneca, Ontario, Yates, and Wayne counties. The remainder of our coverage area remains in a Winter Weather Advisory.
- Winter Storm Warning: Expires at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Heavy snow and gusty winds as high as 40 mph. Travel will be difficult to impossible in these area, according to the National Weather Service. The AM and PM commute on Tuesday will be most-challenged, with the Wednesday AM commute also being a question at this point. Snowfall rates could reach 1-2 inches per hour late tonight through tomorrow in the warned area, which means that snowfall totals could be significant. Blowing snow in rural areas will also be a major issue.
- Winter Weather Advisory: Expires at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Travel will be difficult at times with snow covered roads and poor visibility. Wind gusts in excess of 35 mph will add to blowing and drifting. The most-difficult travel conditions will be the AM and PM commute on Tuesday.
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