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RECORD COLD: Region braces for first shot of ‘winter’ this fall

RECORD COLD: Region braces for first shot of ‘winter’ this fall
Here comes the cold. The weather was reasonable throughout much of the Finger Lakes on Thursday, but a push of Arctic air will plunge into the region — sending temperatures falling throughout the night. Forecasters are looking at two points in the next 48 hours where serious concerns could arise. The first is overnight, and during the early-morning hours when... more

Bitter cold on Friday, but beware of ‘weather hype’ says FLX forecaster

Bitter cold on Friday, but beware of ‘weather hype’ says FLX forecaster
Cold weather is here, the lake effect snow should taper off, and this weekend will offer quiet, warming temperatures. Friday, high temperatures will struggle to get past the mid-20s. Additionally, the winds will be crisp — out of the northwest clearing things out, and making it feel even colder. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that after record-breaking cold morning... more

KOLB COLUMN: Veterans ‘critical’ part of our success

KOLB COLUMN: Veterans ‘critical’ part of our success
We owe an incredible debt to our veterans. They have made countless sacrifices— for some, their lives—to preserve our freedoms and defend us from those who wish us harm. Their families, too, have endured weeks, months and sometimes years apart from their loved ones and also deserve our gratitude. The support of the family and friends of those who have... more

Finger Lakes will get first shot of ‘winter’ air on Friday

Finger Lakes will get first shot of ‘winter’ air on Friday
The Finger Lakes is set to see it’s first brush with truly winter-like weather this weekend. Not that temperatures will be much warmer during the middle of this week, but it will certainly feel warm compared to those highs on Friday and Saturday, which will likely struggle to even crest the mid-30s. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says that the... more

NWS: Possibly record-breaking cold, ‘flash freeze’ possible tonight

NWS: Possibly record-breaking cold, ‘flash freeze’ possible tonight
FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says it could feel like temperatures are in the teens, or even single-digits on Friday after a cold front passes through. High temperatures on Friday are only expected to top out in the mid-20s, and strong, gusty winds out of the northwest will make it feel significantly colder. How cold is cold, though? Well, historically... more

Showers will taper, giving way to warm Thursday afternoon

Showers will taper, giving way to warm Thursday afternoon
Forecasters say the next 24 hours will be a shift for many, who have gotten used to the cool, fall-like temperatures. As the rain pulls out during the early-afternoon hours, temperatures will rise into the 60s — making it feel like early-fall, rather than late-fall. On Friday a cold front will move through the region sending temperatures back down to... more

REPORT: Cayuga, Seneca counties lead the way in FLX sales tax revenue

REPORT: Cayuga, Seneca counties lead the way in FLX sales tax revenue
Business is booming in the Finger Lakes. The New York State Association of Counties released an update to county officials on sales tax results in 2017. The numbers are impressive, and while Seneca County has benefited from having a $440 million gaming facility in Tyre, which houses restaurants, a 150-room hotel — the entire region has seen another year of... more

Heavy rain slams Finger Lakes: Temps will drop throughout Monday

Heavy rain slams Finger Lakes: Temps will drop throughout Monday
It’s going to be a wet start to the week for the Finger Lakes. The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for most of the region — which included Yates, Wayne, and Ontario counties. Heavy rainfall was being recorded and was causing serious issues on roadways. While that rainfall is expected to be heavy off-and-on throughout the evening —... more

Cool weather expected on Thursday, but warmer temps coming Friday, Saturday

Cool weather expected on Thursday, but warmer temps coming Friday, Saturday
Thursday will be a cool day across the Finger Lakes with temperatures running a bit below normal this afternoon. A northerly flow on the backside of low pressure off the coast of New England will keep temperatures chilly. Temperatures this morning are generally in the 40s with a few 30s across the Southern Tier and western Finger Lakes. The air... more

Foliage reaching peak in the Finger Lakes this weekend

Foliage reaching peak in the Finger Lakes this weekend
Colorful peak foliage will spread throughout the Finger Lakes, and debut in the western portion of the Greater Niagara region and areas of the Hudson Valley, according to volunteer observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Wind and rain in parts of the state are expected to contribute to additional leaf droppage. Foliage in many areas of... more

Pleasant temps on Friday, Saturday before major system arrives on Sunday

Pleasant temps on Friday, Saturday before major system arrives on Sunday
It’s going to be a nice weekend, before the rain settles in late-Saturday. Forecasters say pleasant temperatures and plenty of sun will dominate the region on Friday – and for most of the day Saturday, before rain moves into the region late. FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says to expect highs near, or above 60 degrees. The winds will pick... more

Police: Clifton Springs man steals car in Canandaigua, pursuit ensue on 490

Police: Clifton Springs man steals car in Canandaigua, pursuit ensue on 490
On Thursday around 4:02 pm members of the Canandaigua Police Department, Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police arrested a 26-year-old Clifton Springs man on grand larceny and assault charges. According to police, Shane M. Wolff, 26, of Clifton Springs was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree grand larceny. He is accused of stealing a vehicle at approximately... more

KOLB: Action should be taken on domestic violence issues

KOLB: Action should be taken on domestic violence issues
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of the terrible impact domestic violence has on families across the nation and turn our focus toward recognition, healing and prevention. The New York State Assembly Minority Conference has continually worked toward legislative solutions to help protect and empower victims, improve the safety of those suffering, and give law... more

UPDATE: High winds, lakeshore flooding biggest risks for Monday (full-coverage)

UPDATE: High winds, lakeshore flooding biggest risks for Monday (full-coverage)
The rain will move out during the morning hours on Monday, but the winds will continue to whip behind the storm that brought inches of rain to the Finger Lakes on Sunday and early-Monday. While localized issues were reported throughout the region — many of the concerns were not realized due to abnormally dry conditions that were present prior to... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Propositions, races, and more in the FLX

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Propositions, races, and more in the FLX
There are several high-profile, hotly-contested races happening in the Finger Lakes on Election Day this November 7th. Throughout the region, district attorney’s offices, town boards, legislatures, and board’s of supervisors will see shakeups. Here are links to detailed election guides from throughout the region: – Cayuga County – Ontario County – Schuyler County – Seneca County – Wayne County –... more

Sen. Helming announces funding for county fairs throughout district

Sen. Helming announces funding for county fairs throughout district
Senator Pam Helming today announced that six county fairs in our region will receive state funding to help them improve their facilities and promote New York agriculture. The 2017 Agricultural Fairgrounds Infrastructure Improvement Program that Senator Helming supported was approved as part of this year’s state budget. Fifty-two local fairs around the state earned a combined $5 million that will... more

Lake effect showers dominate Halloween forecast

Lake effect showers dominate Halloween forecast
A chilly Halloween awaits the Finger Lakes today as cool air continues to flow into the region behind Sunday’s large storm system. While that system is far to the north in Canada, it continues to provide a steady stream of cold air and gusty winds across the Finger Lakes. The cold air over the warm waters of the Great Lakes... more
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