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Saturday Evening Storm Update

A winter storm warning remains in effect through Sunday morning at 9:00 am. FingerLakes1.com Staff Meteorologist Drew Montreuil gives an update on the winter storm blanketing the Finger Lakes on Saturday night.I have measured 2.4″ so far today as of 6pm in Groton. This is right in line with what I was thinking and the storm is behaving as expected so far.The first low is moving northeast into Ohio this hour, but it is beginning to transfer energy to the coast. This is noted in a decrease in pressure along the Mid-Atlantic coast and a decrease in precipitation over Ohio.A band of heavy snow over northern Pennsylvania should move into the Finger Lakes, especially the eastern portion, for a few hours tonight, especially between 8-11 pm.This morning, I mentioned the possibility of some area getting lower amounts. This was due to a ‘hole’ in the precipitation as the western low transferred energy. It now looks like this hole may form over the Finger Lakes, ending much of the snow near midnight. If so, these areas will get the 4″ or 5″ I mentioned.Additional snow is likely as the storm pulls away Sunday morning and then form lake effect during the day.The biggest impact of the storm may have been in Seneca Falls where nearly 4,000 runners gathered for the It’s A Wonderful Run 5K. In this instance, the weather may have made things tough on race organizers and local officials, but it only enhanced the spirit of the event for participants and spectators.
Photo by Ted Novak

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