Blog Archives: December 2008

New Year... Same Winter!

Posted December 30th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 222 comments

The calendar change has absolutely no meaning whatsoever to us here in the weather center really. It‘s still winter and it still looks busy. First, a look back…. Tuesday‘s Lake Effect There always seems to be one LES event each year that just completely catches everyone offguard, including us....

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Our Weather and The Best of 2008

Posted December 29th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 155 comments

Hi folks. I will post a new entry on the actual weather for the next few days later. In the meantime, I am soliciting your votes for the most important local weather stories of 2008. What do you think was the biggest storm of the year? Was it a particular...

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A Snow Vaporization Weekend...

Posted December 26th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 185 comments

It looks like we're going to take a break from winter here over the weekend with temperatures easily getting into the 50s and possibly 60.  The long range hints that winter will make a return.

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Round #4

Posted December 22nd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 208 comments

I‘m hunting for lake effect snow totals now from Sunday night into Monday evening. I will update the list of the snow totals from the Sunday storm shortly. We‘re at just about 39" for the season, which is insane. So far this December has seen about 32.5" of snow, tying... Continue reading…

A night best enjoyed indoors...

Posted December 21st, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 136 comments

This is definately one of those nights you do not want to be outside.  It‘s cold and the winds have picked up quite a bit.  On Smith Hill, winds are sustained 15-25mph with gusts exceeding 40mph at times.  Snow is blowing and drifting all over the place.  The valleys aren‘t... Continue reading…

Round #3

Posted December 19th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 379 comments

Please go on and post snow totals from Friday‘s event in the comments section. 8.5" in Utica…record for December 19th. 24.2" for the month, which is 2" above normal for the entire month as a whole. Anything from here on in is surplus. 30.7" for the season, which is... Continue reading…

Round #2

Posted December 18th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 395 comments

Winter Storm Warnings have been posted for Oneida, Otsego, Madison, Chenango, southern Herkimer, Fulton and Montgomery Counties for Friday. Winter Weather Advisories are posted elsewhere. The second in our series of storms rocketing eastward across the country will fortunately be an all snow event this time. img width="460"...

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Round #1

Posted December 16th, 2008 by Jill Reale. 240 comments

The rollercoaster ride contiues in Central New York. We go from  a record high of 57 degrees (tied with 1975) to one of potentially three winter storms within the next week. To make this less confusing, I am only going to focus on the timeline of tonights/tomorrows storm. We need... Continue reading…

More Swings Ahead!

Posted December 13th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 136 comments

A couple housekeeping notes: First check out the seasonal snowfall totals page, and let me know of any additions or updates (specifically looking for West Leyden, Point Rock, Port Leyden, Sherburne Hills, Lairdsville, Dolgeville and Westmoreland). Also, here‘s the list of snow totals from Thursday/Friday‘s winter... Continue reading…

Winter Storm Continues Across Central NY

Posted December 11th, 2008 by Jill Reale. 207 comments

We have seen almost every type of precipitation across the region this evening. The messy mix of sleet, snow, and freezing rain continues at this hour. Even though snow accumulations haven‘t been extreme,  the mix between snow, sleet and freezing rain has allowed road conditions  to be treacherous. Highest snowfall... Continue reading…

Winter Storm On the Way

Posted December 10th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 331 comments

I think. Here we are, about 12 hours from things teeing off and we are still pulling our hair out regarding this forecast. There are a couple things I want to talk about and discuss, but first, the actual map is to the...

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Major Winter Storm... *Possible*

Posted December 9th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 214 comments

Here we go again. With 36 hours or so until a potentially major winter storm impacts your region, typically, you have a fair amount of confidence in what will go down. Unfortunately, our computer models have been having a world of trouble figuring out the current weather pattern we‘re in. In fact, I...

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An active and changing pattern this week...

Posted December 8th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 134 comments

Today's bitter cold, tomorrow's potential snow and sleet, Tuesday/Wednesday's storm, a potential storm late in the week, and MORE!

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Snow for the valley....

Posted December 6th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 150 comments

Let it snow!

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Weekend Clipper...Cold!

Posted December 5th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 57 comments

Just some quick items..again, we‘re looking for webcams that are online, primarily in or south of the Mohawk Valley. This would be for us to use on-air only to show either "live" pictures or time lapses of. So far we‘ve gotten up Old Forge/McCauley Mountain, Port Leyden, Westmoreland, Speculator, Lake... Continue reading…

Lake Effect Machine Brewing

Posted December 2nd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 221 comments

A couple quick hits first: - Seasonal snowfall totals are up. Check and feel free to post yours in the comments below. I will be updating them once or twice per month…or after a big event. - I‘ll repeat my request for webcam owners that will allow us to show...

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Odds and Ends...Lake Effect Returns

Posted December 1st, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 32 comments

This is basically a refresher and transition entry to move us on from the ice event to our next event, but I do have some interesting items to cover. First off, if anyone owns or runs a webcam around the region, and wouldn‘t mind allowing us to utilize this camera...

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