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Destruction in Tompkins County; three struck by lightning in CNY after severe thunderstorms

Destruction in Tompkins County; three struck by lightning in CNY after severe thunderstorms
Severe thunderstorms that swept through Central New York on Monday have left a trail of destruction, prompting numerous calls for assistance to emergency dispatchers. Tompkins County, among the worst hit, saw significant property damage, power ... more
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Wildfire smoke should start to subside later today

Wildfire smoke should start to subside later today
The Finger Lakes is once again experiencing a haze from wildfire smoke, with the primary sources being numerous active fires across the western provinces of Canada and Quebec. Marginally unhealthy air quality is expected to ... more
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NWS: Severe thunderstorms march east across Central New York

NWS: Severe thunderstorms march east across Central New York
Severe weather was mostly limited to Central New York and the Eastern Finger Lakes on Thursday. The National Weather Service activated a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for eastern parts of the region. The watch was associated ... more
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Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain, damaging wind back in the forecast for Finger Lakes

Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain, damaging wind back in the forecast for Finger Lakes
While parts of the Finger Lakes continue to dry out and clean up from torrential thunderstorms that rolled through on Sunday, the stage is set yet again for more unsettled weather over the next 48 ... more
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State of emergency in Ontario County after 5+ inches of rain, flash flooding on Sunday (photo & videos)

Flooding in Canandaigua on Sunday, July 9, 2023
It was an emergency situation late-Sunday after heavy rain prompted a state of emergency. “Due to increasingly dangerous conditions, I am expanding our State of Emergency to Ontario County,” Governor Hochul said. “State personnel are ... more
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Flooding prompts boating advisory on Canandaigua Lake: More storms, heavy downpours likely this afternoon (video)

Flooding prompts boating advisory on Canandaigua Lake: More storms, heavy downpours likely this afternoon (video)
Residents throughout the Finger Lakes dealt with strong thunderstorms that left flooded roads and debris scattered around on Saturday. Some roads were even temporarily closed on the west side of Seneca County and in Ontario ... more
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Air Quality Advisory: State extends alert into Friday as Canadian wildfire smoke continues to cause issues

Air Quality Advisory: State extends alert into Friday as Canadian wildfire smoke continues to cause issues
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and State Department of Health (DOH) has extended the Air Quality Health Advisory for all regions across New York State on Friday. The advisory, in effect ... more
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Air Quality Advisory issued as Canadian wildfire smoke returns to the Finger Lakes

Former Geneva resident living in Australia talks about wildfires that have destroyed millions of acres
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and State Department of Health have issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for Wednesday. The advisory is for the Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York, and Western ... more
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Power slowly restored across Finger Lakes after Monday’s severe weather (full coverage)

Severe thunderstorms bring heavy rain, hail and leave thousands without power across Finger Lakes
As of Tuesday morning, there were still a little more than 1,000 people without power across the Finger Lakes region where strong and severe thunderstorms wreaked havoc yesterday afternoon. Spectacular display!! We're getting a welcome ... more
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Finger Lakes will have hazy skies thanks to Canadian wildfire smoke on Sunday, but you won’t smell it

Finger Lakes will have hazy skies thanks to Canadian wildfire smoke on Sunday, but you won’t smell it
Did you notice a haze in the air on Saturday? If so, you're not alone. While most in the Finger Lakes region saw hazy sun during the late-afternoon hours caused by wildfire smoke in Canada ... more
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NOAA says El Niño is here: Will this be the warmest year on record?

NOAA says El Niño is here: Will this be the warmest year on record?
The El Niño climate pattern, notorious for its impact on global weather, has officially formed, announced the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center on Thursday. El Niño is characterized by warmer than ... more
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Air quality abysmal in the Finger Lakes today due to smoke from Canadian wildfires

Air quality abysmal in the Finger Lakes today due to Canadian wildfire smoke
Finger Lakes residents are experiencing hazy, surreal conditions today and officials are warning that the air quality is unsafe, not only for those with respiratory conditions, but for everyone. The source of the smoke that ... more
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Air Quality Alert extended as Canadian Wildfires in Quebec affect Upstate New York

Air Quality Alert extended as Canadian Wildfires in Quebec affect Upstate New York
The air quality alert for Upstate New York has been extended through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday due to the impact of raging wildfires in Quebec. The smoke from these fires is causing hazy skies and potential ... more
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UPDATE: Tornado confirmed in Upstate NY town, NWS estimates it at EF-2 strength

UPDATE: Tornado confirmed in Upstate NY town, NWS estimates it at EF-2 strength
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has confirmed a tornado did touch down in parts of Sullivan County. "A tornado tracked from 2-miles north, northeast of Jeffersonville, through Callicoon Center, and Roscoe, before lifting near ... more
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Fire Warning activated by NWS ahead of dry stretch

California wildfires: McKinney Fire kills two, comes close to killing others, and is the biggest fire for the state in 2022
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the afternoon and evening of Friday, April 7th, following a prolonged period of damp weather. The imminent stretch of dry conditions, coupled ... more
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SEVERE WEATHER THREAT: Thunderstorms with damaging winds forecasted this afternoon

Tracking severe thunderstorm threat Wednesday: What do we know?
It starts out chilly this morning, but temperatures will quickly jump - some 30 degrees over the next 4-5 hours - heating up the atmosphere and setting the stage for severe weather. The National Weather ... more
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Gusty winds, strong thunderstorms possible this afternoon across Finger Lakes

Gusty winds, strong thunderstorms possible this afternoon across Finger Lakes
Despite clearing skies and warming temperatures this morning it's going to be an active weather day across the Finger Lakes and Central New York. It will likely feel like mid-spring as you step outside, but ... more
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NWS: Strong winds, power outages possible overnight

NYSEG: Hundreds without power in Ontario, Seneca, and Wayne counties during AM
Power outages were reported across the Finger Lakes and Central New York during the afternoon and evening hours. The National Weather Service activated high wind warnings and wind advisories as gusts in excess of 45 ... more
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NOR’EASTER UPDATES: Snow will continue overnight before tapering during early-morning (full coverage)

NOR'EASTER UPDATES: Snow will continue overnight before tapering during early-morning (full coverage)
For parts of the Finger Lakes the snow has been slow to start. Areas of Ontario and Wayne counties have reported little accumulation thus far. Forecasters from around the region say this is expected, and ... more
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