BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Significant snowfall in the Southern Tier is making traffic extremely difficult and dangerous Tuesday. Snow totals will exceed two feet in most locations by the time the storm winds down Wednesday.
- Winter storm warnings now in effect until Wednesday evening.
- Blizzard warnings due to extremely high winds for the Catskills until midnight Tuesday.
- Snowfall rates 1-3” per hour.
- Hazardous and dangerous travel Tuesday and Wednesday.
- Most locations exceeding two feet of snow.
- Weather quiets down for the last half of the week.
- Temperatures moderate closer to normal by the weekend.
Many areas in the Binghamton area received a foot of snow in just 4 short hours Tuesday morning. A very heavy snow band formed right over the Southern Tier and parts of Central New York and is not budging. Snowfall are rates of 2-4” per hour at times.
The nor’easter will rapidly intensify and slide up the coast from near NYC to Boston Tuesday. We expect a good 24 to 30” or more for much of the Southern Tier by the time storm winds down Wednesday evening.
Blizzard warnings are in effect for Delaware and Sullivan counties in New York, and Wayne County in Pennsylvania Tuesday until midnight.
A blizzard is the most dangerous and life-threatening winter storm. Blizzards reduce visibility to less than 1/4 mile from falling and/or blowing snow with frequent wind gusts over 35 mph for at least 3 hours. A blizzard warning means that prolonged whiteout conditions are expected or occurring. This will make travel extremely dangerous or even impossible. If you venture out, you could be risking your life.
Travel will be nearly impossible throughout the day Tuesday and Tuesday night. The snow eases in intensity Wednesday, but the wind picks up. Blowing and drifting snow will become more of an issue, along with very cold temperatures, which will make travel very difficult.
More seasonable weather returns by the weekend:
Our weather quiets down Thursday afternoon and Friday, St. Patrick's Day, as high pressure builds in.
The temperatures should moderate closer to normal by the weekend with another smaller system expected to deliver some wet snow and/or rain Saturday and Sunday.