Blog Archives: November 2013

An End to Meteorological Fall

Posted November 30th, 2013 by Jill Reale. 41 comments

Today marks the end of meteorological Fall and talk about a perfect timing of winter with the onset of record cold temperatures this morning. Officially, the temperature dropped to 4° this morning at Griffiss Park, which breaks the old record of 6°, set back in 1976.

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Lake effect Thanksgiving...

Posted November 28th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 73 comments

Cold air has returned to Central New York this morning and it is creating hazardous conditions on the roadways.  Last night’s slush has turned into a layer of ice across the area.  Watch out for slick spots, especially on untreated surfaces.  High temperatures today will only make it into the... Continue reading…

From Wet to White...

Posted November 26th, 2013 by Adam Musyt. 90 comments

Two inches of snow accumulated at our studios atop Smith Hill before the changeover occurred on schedule this evening.  For the Mohawk Valley and points southward we expect plain rain to continue through daybreak, and some...

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Morning Update...

Posted November 26th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 40 comments

New information from overnight:  The NWS has issued winter storm warnings for Northern Oneida, Northern Herkimer, Lewis, and Hamilton County.  Winter weather advisories are in effect for the remainder of the counties in our area. A note before we begin…. We are treating this storm as two... Continue reading…

A Messy Midweek Mix

Posted November 25th, 2013 by Adam Musyt. 24 comments

All of the data coming into the weather center continues to point to a mixed bag of weather over the next couple of days.  Late this evening a weak warm front is moving into the area from the st1:place... Continue reading…

Flightmare

Posted November 24th, 2013 by Jill Reale. 43 comments

...I cannot take credit for this title for the blog, that goes to former WKTV meteorologist Matt Lanza but the name does seem fitting for what is in store for Tuesday night into Wednesday. Lake effect snow is still falling this evening and will continue to do so over the next several hours before high pressure builds in. Here are some of the higher end snowfall totals around Central NY:

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Windy and White for the Weekend

Posted November 22nd, 2013 by Adam Musyt. 84 comments

The first of two cold fronts is now crossing the area late this Friday evening.  With the frontal passage we’ll see a switch in precipitation type from showers to flurries, though any lingering precipitation through daybreak ought to remain... Continue reading…

Showers Friday...Then Lake Effect Looming

Posted November 20th, 2013 by Adam Musyt. 29 comments

High pressure has been responsible for our tranquil but chilly weather over the past couple of days, but this system will gradually lose its influence on our weather over the next 24 hours.  On the weather map this evening... Continue reading…

Cold, Then Question Marks

Posted November 19th, 2013 by Adam Musyt. 24 comments

Snow showers and flurries will gradually wind down today across the area as high pressure builds in from the Upper Midwest.  We expect some breaks of sunshine to develop into this afternoon but temperatures are still expected to be quite chilly for this time of year.  High temperatures...

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Warming Back Up...

Posted November 14th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 41 comments

After a couple of chilly days and nights in Central New York, the weather is going to change over the next few days.  Warmer temperatures are on the way for this afternoon and especially Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Below average temperatures will turn to above average temperatures as the jet... Continue reading…

Lake effect snow reaches the Mohawk Valley...

Posted November 8th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 17 comments

Lake effect snow dropped into the Mohawk Valley this morning, blanketing hilltops and coating the grass in the valley.  This marks the first widespread accumulation on the valley floor.  The only areas yet to receive accumulating snow in our area is now south of the route 20 corridor. Accumulations... Continue reading…

Mild weather makes a temporary return...

Posted November 6th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 31 comments

After starting out in the teens Monday morning, temperatures have been slowly climbing over the past few days.  Our average high this time of the year is 49°.  Today, temperatures will run about 10 degrees warmer than average before cooler weather returns Thursday afternoon. Cold front on the way…br... Continue reading…

Near Record Cold

Posted November 3rd, 2013 by Jill Reale. 26 comments

It is hard to believe that only a couple of days ago, we were talking about temperatures in the upper 60s and now we are on the other side of the spectrum. Why the quick change? There were a series of cold fronts that moved through the... Continue reading…

The Winter Weather Outlook of 2013-2014

Posted November 1st, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 25 comments

The winter weather outlook of 2013-2014

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