Blog Archives: December 2007

The Best of 2007 II + More on New Year's Storm

Posted December 31st, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 128 comments

Well, with over 500 votes tabulated, I think one thing is certain about 2007. It will go down being remembered for the Valentine's Day storm! Results 1st Place 41% Valentine's Day Blizzard The storm that dumped 20-40" on CNY defined the winter of 2006-2007...late, but hard hitting. 2nd Place 19% Lake Effect Snow Blitz The 10... Continue reading…

Quick Round II Coming....

Posted December 31st, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 33 comments

Just wanted to create an entry to help separate info from the previous storm (Sunday night/Monday) and the upcoming one (Tuesday). At this time, the heaviest snow looks to fall in the Adirondacks, as well as the hills/mountain on the western fringe of the Capital Region. For us in span... Continue reading…

Another Sunday Storm...

Posted December 30th, 2007 by Jill Reale. 78 comments

Even though Bill and I work on the weekends, we still get our fair share of weather. Since Thanksgiving there has been 6 (including tonight)consecutive storm systems that have either started on Saturday and lasted into Sunday or started on Sunday and lasted into Monday. I told Bill way back... Continue reading…

Storm, After Storm, After Storm...Then Warm

Posted December 27th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 146 comments

The parade of storms continues across the Eastern US. This is just a rotten setup for really good winter weather...busy, but too much warm air, so a lot of mixing issues...there's no good that can come of that. This is a classic La Nina pattern, and I think you... Continue reading…

Significant, High Impact Wind Event Possible Sunday

Posted December 21st, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 178 comments

I figured I'd try something a little different tonight. Rather than typing everything out, here's my first stab at video blogging. I talk about the weekend storm and why the wind will be an issue for some and not for others...differences between last weekend's nor'easter winds and this weekend's winds.... Continue reading…

The Best of 2007

Posted December 20th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 30 comments

Well, with the end of the year rapidly approaching, we thought it would be a fun idea to have you participate in a poll. I'm not sure how we'll use this, but we'll find a way. Basically, we want you to vote for the most important events of 2007 in... Continue reading…

Moving Forward....

Posted December 17th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 105 comments

Well after the much discussed storm has passed us by, things look very quiet on the weather front. Much had been whispered regarding the potential for a decent sized warm up this week. We'll be getting that warm up, but it will not be big...as you can see from our... Continue reading…

Getting hosed on the back end...

Posted December 16th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 68 comments

Well, we got it. Consider yourselves lucky that we walked away with this much snow though, as it could have easily gone the other way. Continue reading…

Big Storm Moving In...

Posted December 15th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 601 comments

We made some big changes to the forecast here over the past couple of shifts, and we'd like to offer a further explaination as to what we're anticipating now and why we think differently from many other sources. Continue reading…

Eve of a December Nor'Easter!

Posted December 14th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 258 comments

So earlier this week, we were all amped up about this storm. And we said, by Thursday or Friday we should have a good idea as to what was going to happen. Well here we on Friday night, and wouldn't you know...we're still playing a waiting game. There are a... Continue reading…

Latest on the Impending Storm

Posted December 13th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 184 comments

Heavy Snow Warnings expired at 7 PM this evening. Less than 3 hours later they were replaced with Winter Storm Watches. Here we go... Rather than continue to reiterate everything I've said, here's the deal. My big question right now is in terms of the actual track of this storm. Using... Continue reading…

One-Two Punch of Winter on its Way

Posted December 12th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 287 comments

There's honestly not much to add to the discussion we've been having in the comments section. If you keep up with it, you're up to speed. The details. Thursday's Storm Forecast Map Just checking out some of the newer computer model data this evening and all signs point to almost 0.75"... Continue reading…

Conveyor Belt of Wintry Weather Ahead....

Posted December 10th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 233 comments

The pipeline is officially open. Winter weather is basically going to come at us from all angles here over the next seven days. The devil is in the details. As of right now, we have four primary weather stories between now and next week. 1.) Storm Tuesday Afternoon-Wednesday morning 2.) Storm... Continue reading…

Changes to NEWSChannel 2 Weather + Storm Update

Posted December 7th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 116 comments

Lots to get to tonight. First, the weather.I'm sure many of you have heard the spoof on the 12 Days of Christmas... the 12 Pains of Christmas. (I love the holiday season, but I find this video extremely humorous). The 13th pain this holiday season is our computer models! Sunday/Monday All... Continue reading…

Messy Forecast Coming Again...

Posted December 5th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 72 comments

No time to go as in depth as I want...I will try that tomorrow. But let me get a brief overview as to what's going on here. Tonight COLD! Ideal radiational cooling night. Temps have plummeted across areas north of the Thruway. Already 8 at Rome, 2 at... Continue reading…

Some Wintry Ground Rules and More Snow!

Posted December 3rd, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 164 comments

Well we survived our first winter storm. And now the icing on the cake, the lake effect. I enjoyed seeing it unfold, until I tried to drive up the hill here today. What a mess. Snowblower Contest It's over. 2" fell at Marcy after Midnight this morning, so no more entries are... Continue reading…

Winter Storm Likely to Deliver a Punch of Ice...

Posted December 2nd, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 267 comments

Things have changed over the past 24 hours. Our gut has severed us well. The computer models we look at continue to be more aggressive with the warm air that's pushing in aloft. Snow turned over to sleet this afternoon, and as of 8pm we continue to see sleet on Smith Hill. Continue reading…

Winter Storm Preliminary Forecast

Posted December 1st, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 200 comments

Our first winter storm of the year. I'm pinched for time tonight (lots of stuff going on in the weather center besides the weather...believe it or not). So, rather than overlap with the details from last night's blog, I'm going to explain where we stand in terms of the forecast tonight. Continue reading…

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