Blog Archives: January 2008

Ice Storm For Some... Snoozer for Others...

Posted January 31st, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 366 comments

Before we go anywhere, just keep in mind that we cannot predict school closings and we can't tell you what it's going to do in your backyard. Rather than regurgitate the details of the forecast, I just want to go over a couple issues with the storm. First, click here... Continue reading…

Friday's Storm: Why It Won't Be Just Snow Anywhere...

Posted January 30th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 69 comments

Friday's storm is giving me fits, but after looking at the data today I feel confident in a couple things. First, I'm about 90% sure this will not be an all snow event for anyone in CNY...from the Adirondacks on down. Second, this has the potential to be a... Continue reading…

Wild Wednesday Ahead...

Posted January 29th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 105 comments

We'll be seeing some significant changes to our weather over the next 3-5 days. You saw most of my thoughts in the comments section of the last entry. Let me take this a little further, by subject.... Temperatures Tonight As of this writing, temps have jumped to 35-40 south and west of... Continue reading…

Active Weather Returns This Week

Posted January 27th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 103 comments

Aside from lake effect, the last 10 days have been extremely boring, weather-wise here in Central New York. Still, some parts of the North Country have received 18-40" or more of snow since about the 15th. Redfield, for instance, has received about 80-120" depending on where you'd be. For the... Continue reading…

Pitchers and Catchers Report in 20 Days!

Posted January 24th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 89 comments

So maybe not everyone is ready for spring, especially in this blog! But, it is exciting to think that baseball season is right around the corner, sunset is after 5 PM, and daily average high temperatures begin going up on Tuesday. That said, we're still talking winter. And as... Continue reading…

Thundersnow Possible Through 11 PM

Posted January 22nd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 114 comments

Quick update. A squall line, packing 30-50 mph winds, extremely heavy 2-4"/hour snows, whiteout conditions, thunder and lightning will blast across CNY over the next 2-3 hours. The best chance for the worst conditions will be north of Route 20. Travel is going to quickly deteriorate, so notify anyone who... Continue reading…

More Winter This Week

Posted January 21st, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 64 comments

Before we even cover the future, let's look back. What the heck happened this weekend? Take a look at the snow map, which is showing total snowfall from the lake effect this weekend. Click here to view._snow_isopleth_link.PNG Notice, somehow, we got the lake band to punch inland all the... Continue reading…

Lake Ontario Wakes Up

Posted January 19th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 382 comments

I just wanted to post a new entry to focus in entirely on lake snows. The lake effect won't affect everyone, but the cold will. See the previous entry from Jill for the overview on what's about to occur. First off, here's the snowfall map. This runs... Continue reading…

Winter Comes Back with a Vengeance

Posted January 18th, 2008 by Jill Reale. 39 comments

What a difference a week and half makes! I left for Florida with temperatures in the mid 60s in central New York and return on the verge of an arctic blast. This is going to be a transitional weekend from seasonal temperatures to down right frigid temperatures. Lets break this... Continue reading…

January Thaw in Its Final Days...

Posted January 14th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 235 comments

We continue to be in this thaw pattern across the East. Even though it's not 50s and 60s, we've seen above freezing high temperatures since January 5th. Typically, the thaw only lasts a week or so, but in this instance, with record warmth, we're going a little longer. The last... Continue reading…

Looking Forward, Then Looking Back...

Posted January 11th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 114 comments

Let me preface this by saying that I'm purposely not going to go in depth on the Monday storm. The 18Z model runs subtlely shifted closer to the coast. We would need to see that at 00Z for it to mean anything. I'll post some analysis in the comments section... Continue reading…

Windswept Wednesday

Posted January 9th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 90 comments

What a day today, with widespread 60-80 mph wind gusts reported. Just incredible wind for winter. Fortunately winds should continue slowly dying down for the rest of the night tonight. Just a quick summary of the highlights of the video blog. Not much new to report from... Continue reading…

One of the Warmest January Days....Ever!

Posted January 8th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 61 comments

Just wanted to briefly follow up to yesterday's entry. Climate Today's High: 67 degrees Previous Record: 59 degrees (1930) Today's Low: 40 degrees Previous Record Max Low: 37 degrees (1998) Other records of note.... Syracuse: 70 degrees, also ties all-time January record high. Binghamton: 63 degrees, also ties all-time record January high. Buffalo: 66 degrees,... Continue reading…

It's Just a Thaw...Not the End of Winter...

Posted January 7th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 69 comments

We've received some emails and the tone of some of the bloggers are also to that effect. Folks, what you're seeing is a January thaw. This is normal. It's a little earlier than we usually see, but the only thing abnormal about it is how strong it is. Basically, you're... Continue reading…

From Arctic Freeze to Tropical Warmth....

Posted January 2nd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 135 comments

Wild swings in the weather here over the next 5 days. This is probably one of the most incredible pattern turnarounds you'll ever see. We will be going from a true Arctic air mass and the "dead of winter," to potentially near record warmth for the month of January. Let's... Continue reading…

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