The National Weather Service in Binghamton is telling us the moderate to heavy snowfall that began in the early morning hours will continue through the morning as what national weather watchers are now calling a monster storm moves across the country.
Penn Yan and Dundee Central Schools are closed for the day.
The winter storm warning for heavy snow which was issued yesterday, advising of heavy snow beginning tonight and continuing through Wednesday is still in effect.
• Locations: North Central New York...The upper Finger Lakes...Western mohawk valley and southern tug hill plateau.
• Hazards: Heavy snow.
• Accumulations: 1 to 3 inches of snow late tonight into Tuesday. 10 to 15 inches of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday.
• Timing: Light snow will move into the region late tonight...And taper off Tuesday afternoon. Another round of much heavier snow will develop late Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday before tapering off late in the day. The heaviest snow is expected Wednesday morning.
• Winds: Light Easterly tonight and Tuesday. East winds 5 to 15 mph Tuesday night and Wednesday morning turning to the northwest late Wednesday and Wednesday night at 10 to 15 mph.
• Impacts: Travel will dangerous due to heavy snow late Tuesday night and Wednesday.
A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...Keep an extra flashlight...food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.