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Prattsburgh man ticketed after accident in Phelps

Deputies say that on Thursday around 5:30 pm they were called to a two-car accident at the intersection of County Road 23 and Lester Road in Phelps. They say 33-year-old Aaron Sprague, of Prattsburgh was traveling north on Lester Road when he failed to stop and yield the right of way to a vehicle being operated by Caitlin Clinton, 30,... more

Humidity begins significant drop in FLX

Weather conditions across the Finger Lakes will be much nicer over the next few days thanks to an area of high pressure from Canada. Before this high arrives though, the low pressure system that brought yesterday’s rain and thunder is still our primary influencer today. This low is now situated well north into Canada with its cold front extending south... more

NWS issues warnings as strong storms move through FLX

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Ontario County as a storm slowly move through, dumping torrential rain with it. It comes with the larger threat of strong or severe thunderstorms, which will persist through the evening hours. The National Weather Service noted that a strong thunderstorm was producing very heavy rainfall, with over an inch of... more

Humidity returns as heat advisories remain active

The National Weather Service says the new work week is going to start off hot and steamy. As result, a Heat Advisory has been issued until 9 pm on Saturday for most of the region. Those counties in the advisory include, Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne, Seneca, Ontario, Yates, and Monroe. Temperatures will climb into the 90s, with heat indexes approaching the... more

Beautiful summer weekend in the FLX (forecast)

Sunshine will return to the Finger Lakes for the next few days as high pressure builds in. Skies are already sunny Saturday morning across the region. The sunshine will continue, though fair weather clouds will start to bubble up later on this morning. This afternoon, a couple of widely isolated showers may pop up as the clouds grow. Almost all... more

Camping the Finger Lakes Region

Call me Katydid and my daughter Tulip because we are just freshly back from Girl Scout Camp. I love to camp and Sandra (aka Tulip) had a great time too. The Finger Lakes Region offers tons of camping options- from RVing to tent camping to “glamping” – so one need not be a Scout to enjoy nature. And since it... more

Dr. Konstantin Frank Launches The Terrace at 1886

After months of construction and planning, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is launching their newest tasting experience on Tuesday, July 31 – The Terrace at 1886. The tasting experience will be a seated tasting experience on the newly constructed rooftop terrace at the historic Chateau Frank overlooking sweeping views of the vineyards and Keuka Lake. Elaborating on Dr. Konstantin Frank’s 1886... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Environmental issues take center stage in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

When the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that they would be slashing a proposal by a Houston-based energy company, many in the region called it a ‘win’. That proposal would have resulted in liquid petroleum to have been stored underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns. A recently-published letter admitted that there were issues with those caverns,... more

FLX FORECAST: Drying out and getting comfortable this weekend

It should be a mostly pleasant weekend here in the Finger Lakes, as things stay mainly dry and comfortable. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil reports that Saturday should remain mostly dry with a slight chance for a few showers during the afternoon. “Any given shower should not last in a single location more than 15-30 minutes. Showers will dissipate as... more

Soaking showers and thunderstorms bringing much needed rain to FLX

The National Weather Service says that scattered showers and thunderstorms this week will help ease some of the rainfall concerns that have persisted over the last several weeks. The dry pattern that has locked itself over the Finger Lakes comes to an end this week with a daily threat for rainfall in some capacity. That rainfall will likely peak on... more

Forecast this week shares similarities to ‘historic’ one from 2006, says weather service

The predicted convergence of two weather systems in the Eastern U.S. this week looks a lot like the late June 2006 deluge that caused widespread flooding in Upstate New York, the National Weather Service said. The position of the sprawling systems most closely resembles the pattern in 2006 that dumped nearly a foot of rain in the Catskills, the weather... more

RAIN ARRIVES: Region sees much needed rainfall

The Finger Lakes is going to get some much needed rain this weekend after a comfortable, cloudy day on Saturday. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says the excessively warm weather should be over for the time being, but the big change will come in precipitation. Rain is expected to overtake the region late-Saturday – beginning around 7 pm. He says... more

Parts of region elevated to drought status after prolonged dry pattern

The Finger Lakes region is getting closer to ‘drought’ status, as we approach the end of July. The most-recent update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that most of the region is listed as ‘abnormally dry’, which is not technically considered a drought. However, areas along Lake Ontario have now crept into the system – being classified as ‘Level 1’... more

Rain finally coming to the Finger Lakes? Possibly this weekend, but chances improve next week

The weekend is shaping up to be a great one for getting out in the Finger Lakes. Clouds will build on Saturday, making for a more comfortable afternoon – especially as any chance of rain is expected to hold off until the overnight hours. Sunday will usher in significant change, as temperatures remain moderate – but the region sees its... more

THE DEBRIEF: Crestwood expansion killed, SF rental agreement, and unexpected court closures (podcast)

Whether it was news that the DEC had killed plans by Crestwood Midstream to store LPG underneath Seneca Lake in abandoned salt caverns, or a controversial rent agreement and arrangement in Seneca Falls – the heat of summer hasn’t slowed political news. Even an unexpected court closure in two high-profile cases in Penn Yan stirred discussion on a range of... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb talks policy inaction, gridlock (podcast)

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) believes that there is still room for improvement and change. That is why he remains at his post. While frustration boils over regarding Albany’s corruption, Leader Kolb is looking at the ways in which policy can bring on change. To discuss those policy concepts, and talk about some recent news in... more
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