SEASON SNOW: 86.4"
WEDNESDAY SUNRISE: 7:28 AM
WEDNESDAY SUNSET: 7:13 PM
BLIZZARD WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN NEW YORK FOR WEDNESDAY
BLIZZARD WARNING THROUGH TONIGHT...Snow and blowing snow will become a travel hazard on today. A solid 10 to 15" or more of snow will occur for the Greater Rochester area. Lesser amounts will likely fall for most south of Routes 5 and 20 due to more mixing today.
Colder air is oozing in currently and at the same time copious amounts of moisture is moving in with a strengthening storm that will pass by to the south across Southern Pennsylvania. The heaviest storm snows will likely fall from about 10am through 7 or 8pm tonight, followed by some decent lake snows for awhile tonight that will slowly taper Thursday. Winds will be increasing, temperatures and wind chills will be falling today into tonight, as the storm cranks up. A solid 10 to 15" will likely occur for many, with 14 to 18" possible north of the Thruway, including the Greater Rochester area when all is said and done by midday Thursday. Lesser amounts, 6 to 12", will probably fall to the south of Routes 5 and 20 due to more rain/sleet mixing in today. Gusty winds up to 40 or 45mph at times will produce whiteout conditions frequently late this morning into tonight, making travel difficult to almost impossible at times this afternoon and tonight. Temperatures will plunge into the teens by day's end today, and into the single digits come late tonight, with wind chills dropping below 0, and at times to -15 to -20, tonight through much of Thursday! In the wake of the storm, we will contend with gusty winds, bitterly cold air and limited lake snows slowly tapering off, with highs only in the teens, and wind chills at or below zero for much of the day Thursday!
TODAY: Snow, possibly heavy at times during the late morning, afternoon and evening. It will turn windy and colder with blowing and drifting snow reducing visibility to zero at times this late am on. About 6 to 12" will fall today.
A solid 10-15" up to 18" North by early Thursday.
HIGH: Falling into the 10s later in the afternoon
TONIGHT: Windy with blizzard conditions, especially early with storm snow transitioning lake snows during the night. An additional 4 to 8" is expected with the higher totals north of the Thruway.
THURSDAY: Morning leftover lake snows, windy and bitterly cold especially for March!
HIGH: 17 (WC's: 0 to -20)
FRIDAY: Breezy and turning much milder with some sun!