Blog Archives: December 2013

Ringing (And Shivering) In The New Year

Posted December 30th, 2013 by Adam Musyt. 106 comments

An Alberta Clipper low continues to trek eastward from the Upper Great lakes late this evening.  As this area of low pressure crosses New York State on Tuesday it will likely kick off a round... Continue reading…

Polar plunge (and more snow)...

Posted December 30th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 35 comments

December has been a very changeable weather month in Central New York.  Severals thaws and freezes along with seasonably snowy conditions took place throughout the month.  We will end the month of December on a cold, somewhat snowy note and start out 2014 with bitterly cold temperatures. Arctic front…br... Continue reading…

Yet Another Weekend Warm Up

Posted December 27th, 2013 by Jill Reale. 72 comments

A day late and a dollar short. Leave it to Central NY to wait until the day AFTER Christmas for widespread snow to impact the region. An overachieving clipper brought light to moderate snow yesterday morning throughout the entire viewing area, a sight to see for those who want to get out and enjoy winter activities.

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First Weekend of Spring?

Posted December 22nd, 2013 by Jill Reale. 96 comments

According to the calendar, winter officially arrived Saturday afternoon and nothing says winter like rain and record high temperatures. Today had to be one of the weirdest weather days I have experienced in quite some time. I don’t recall a temperature difference in such a short distance.

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Warmer and Wet for the Weekend

Posted December 20th, 2013 by Adam Musyt. 142 comments

An active weather weekend is in the forecast for Central New York.  A frontal boundary is now setting up across the Mississippi River Valley and extending over the Lower Great Lakes.  A couple...

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Bitter cold start, snow, then out of the deep freeze?

Posted December 17th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 78 comments

Temperatures this morning dropped below zero again.  Officially, Rome dropped to -7, missing the record of -10 set back in 1932.  Average overnight low temperatures ranged from 0 to -20 across Central New York. Snow is returning to Central New York this morning as a clipper system swings through. ... Continue reading…

First Major Snowfall of the Season

Posted December 15th, 2013 by Jill Reale. 61 comments

...Even though some areas may not consider this a storm (especially after what accumulated over the Tug Hill this week), this was the first widespread snow of the season for the viewing area.

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Weekend Winter Wallop

Posted December 13th, 2013 by Adam Musyt. 114 comments

The first widespread moderate to significant snowfall is on the way.  A cold front has delivered a supply of arctic air to the region late this Friday evening.  Temperatures as of this writing are already in the...

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Localized Lake Effect to widespread snowfall...

Posted December 12th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 111 comments

Totals so far have been very impressive across the Tug Hill region.  Here’s a look at snowfall totals so far from this lake effect blast:   ... Continue reading…

Heavy lake effect snow in the forecast for some...

Posted December 10th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 70 comments

Details on the lake effect snow that will impact the North Country and Tug Hill region...

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Mixed Precipitation Monday

Posted December 8th, 2013 by Jill Reale. 38 comments

If you tuned into football today, you would see numerous games under the elements of winter with whiteout conditions, heavy snow and ice. While numerous major cities saw their fair share of snow and ice over the weekend, we look to miss the brunt of this storm.

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A Plethora of Precipitation Types

Posted December 5th, 2013 by Adam Musyt. 60 comments

Thanks to a southerly wind, temperatures soared to 55 degrees this afternoon at our official observation site at Griffiss.  The weather pattern is about to change though as a cold front as just moved through Central New York.span...

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December meltdown...

Posted December 5th, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 17 comments

Though mild weather in December usually doesn’t last in Central New York, it is here, and it is melting the snow!  Just about all the snow is gone here in the valley as of this morning.  The hilltops will lose most of their snow as well today, with highs in... Continue reading…

A break from early winter...

Posted December 3rd, 2013 by Bill Kardas. 26 comments

Below average temperatures have been the norm lately, but it looks like the weather will change in CNY over the next few days.  Mild weather is on the way, along with the potential for rain showers. What’s average? The average high for early December in Utica in... Continue reading…

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