Blog Archives: October 2008

October in Review

Posted October 31st, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 45 comments

Just figured I‘d post a quick refresher entry here now that the revelry of being a Phillies fan has subsided a bit! October‘s average temperature was 1.2 degrees below normal… 47.7 degrees compared to 48.9 degrees. So a colder than normal month. Traditional cold in autumn is a good harbinger...

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October Snow...Now What?

Posted October 29th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 49 comments

Just a quick refresher entry as lake effect continues. You can click to see our snowfall forecast. Winter storm snow totals can be found by clicking here. This is going to be very brief. But, Jill Reale did some number crunching...

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Historic Winter Storm Continues Tonight....

Posted October 28th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 200 comments

Just a brief "refresher" entry. Heavy snow continues tonight across much of the area. The radar trends as of 7:30 are beginning to show Lake Ontario rearing its ugly head. Heavy snow is beginning to band up in Oswego County and slowly showing signs of building south and east. The...

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An October Winter Storm

Posted October 27th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 359 comments

Let‘s try this again. So we‘re on the brink of our first winter storm of the season. After our discussion on Friday, it‘s clear that scenario two won out. This means a lot of problems for us from a forecasting and impact standpoint. I‘ll get into the timeline and specifics...

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Update on Tomorrow

Posted October 27th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 116 comments

Well, as we've seen over the past 24 hours, the Euro was indeed on to something last week.  Looks like today's cold front is going to help create a storm that will hit us tomorrow. More details here...

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Buckle Up!

Posted October 24th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 110 comments

First off, regarding the blog issues. It seems very sporadic. Some of you are having no trouble. Others can‘t get anything done. If you have been trying today to no avail, give it one more try this weekend. I would ask that those that are still having issues just be patient. Let...

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New Blog Format

Posted October 23rd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 74 comments

An entry describing some of the new features of the blog

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Rocktober

Posted October 22nd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 36 comments

So, officially we cannot put a trace of snow into the books for Utica. Today (Oct 22) is traditionally the first day we receive a trace of snowfall. None of that today, but we did see reports of snow on the hilltops, especially south of Utica. Now that that's over... Continue reading…

Season's First Snow for Some

Posted October 20th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 43 comments

Right away, here's what we can expect tomorrow: Rain is developing this evening west of Western New York. This will spread, expand and move into our area toward daybreak tomorrow. Rain may fall heavily at times tomorrow morning, and I can't rule out a thunderstorm. There's plenty of dynamics with this... Continue reading…

Say It Ain't Snow!

Posted October 17th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 28 comments

I think the Weather Center is quickly transitioning into winter mode now. Much to discuss in the next few days/weeks...including the winter forecast which we will be finalizing in the next week or so. Weekend ...Magnifique! Looks like an absolutely lovely weekend across the region. Sun and some cloudiness is expected Saturday. But,... Continue reading…

One More "Nice" Day...

Posted October 14th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 17 comments

Brief entry, but I want to touch on a couple things in the weather world.... Warm Weather Coming to an End The weekend looks great, but 55 doesn't feel anything like 75...so get out and enjoy tomorrow. I'm anticipating a lot of sunshine, with highs topping off around 58-60 in the Adirondacks... Continue reading…

Picture Perfect Autumn Weekend Ahead!

Posted October 9th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 42 comments

Well, we were concerned earlier in the week that this weekend might be tough to hold because of a storm system in the Southeast. Well fortunately, that's going to meander around the Southeast and eventually dissipate in place as it gets pushed back west by the flow around the... Continue reading…

Freeze Tonight? Warmer Weather Coming!

Posted October 6th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 45 comments

So this would be interesting.... The average date of our first frost/freeze (temp of 32 or lower) is October 8th. We're forecasting 32 tonight, so we'll see if October 7th is the first frost/freeze of 2008. Just for comparison's sake, here's a look at the last several year's dates of first... Continue reading…

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