Blog Archives: January 2014

Milder, A Bit Unsettled For the Weekend

Posted January 31st, 2014 by Adam Musyt. 66 comments

Latest data coming into the weather center this evening continues to point to some precipitation this weekend.  A weak area of low pressure is expected to track through the Upper Midwest on Saturday, crossing the Lower Great Lakes and...

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The weather is quiet here in Central New York, so I wanted to take a day to talk about the distasterous southeast snowfall – the meteorology behind the event and public reaction to a serious situation. The meteorology behind the event is interesting.  The dynamics are common but the... Continue reading…

State of the winter...

Posted January 28th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 47 comments

As January comes to an end, the winter season is now considered more than half over (this statement is based on weather statistics).  We’ll look back at the winter so far and compare it to what is normal for this time of year. Snowfall As of today, we...

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The Trend Continues

Posted January 26th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 61 comments

It seems like the past several weeks we have been stuck in the same pattern; arctic front late Sunday into Monday, falling temperatures on Monday and bitterly cold during the week.

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From Frigid to Flakes

Posted January 23rd, 2014 by Adam Musyt. 84 comments

The official temperature at the time of this writing Thursday evening has dropped to 1° at Griffiss.  Should the temperature bottom out below zero as expected, this would be the fourth... Continue reading…

Record breaking cold!

Posted January 22nd, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 28 comments

Temperatures bottomed out at -19 officially at Griffiss, breaking the daily temperature record set "way back" in 2005 (-16).  The wind chill made this particular cold snap unique.  The coldest wind chill temperature recorded at Griffiss was -32.  It was cold enough to close many local schools as well.  Here’s... Continue reading…

Cold snap underway...

Posted January 21st, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 44 comments

Bitterly cold air has settled into CNY today and will be here for the next few days.  Records will likely not be broken, but it will be plenty cold. Negative start Temperatures this morning droppped below zero in many areas.  The cold spot was Inlet and Old...

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Arctic Cold Returns

Posted January 19th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 29 comments

By Monday night, the cold air from Canada arrives and looks to stick around until Thursday. The big difference between the cold temperatures now and back in the beginning of the month is that it will not get as cold and the winds will not be as brisk, meaning wind chills will not be as dangerous.

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A Weekend Wintry Return

Posted January 17th, 2014 by Adam Musyt. 45 comments

After a break from wintry conditions for much of the past week, our weather pattern is about to change over the next several days.  Late this evening an upper level trough is situated from Ohio through the...

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Evidence of a January thaw?

Posted January 14th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 46 comments

Is there a January thaw in the record book?  A statistical breakdown of local January temperatures...

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What is a Typical January Thaw?

Posted January 12th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 16 comments

We go from the hype of the polar vortex to a January Thaw in the matter of a day. Many people just assume that every January, we thaw out for a couple of days but that isn’t always the normal.

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Weekend Warm Up Once More

Posted January 9th, 2014 by Adam Musyt. 37 comments

The average temperature so far this month at Griffiss has been a paltry 11.3 degrees.  That’s nearly ten degrees below what is typical for January.  Over the next several days the temperatures in the record books are... Continue reading…

Out of the deep freeze...

Posted January 8th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 23 comments

It’s been BRUTAL here in Central New York over the past 24 hours.  The wind chill bottomed out at -24 at Griffiss yesterday morning.  Despite the cold weather, we did not break any low temperature records locally.  The worst of this winter snap is over, and temperatures will climb... Continue reading…

Prepare for the flash freeze...

Posted January 6th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 54 comments

Incredibly warm temperatures this morning in Central New York!  Up to 48° at Griffiss as of 7am.  This warm air is only temporary (when isn’t it in January) as cold air returns from the west.  Rain along a cold front will wash off salt and sand on the roads before... Continue reading…

Another Western Runner

Posted January 4th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 43 comments

After three days in a row of below zero temperatures and our first snowstorm, it is hard to believe that we are talking about rain in the forecast for Sunday Night into Monday.

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First storm of 2014...

Posted January 3rd, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 24 comments

After getting much national attention, the storm that spun through Central New York produced a decent amount of snowfall.  In general, most areas saw between 7-10" of accumulation.  Here’s a look at the local list:   col... Continue reading…

In the thick of it...

Posted January 2nd, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 77 comments

Classic winter weather in CNY...

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