Blog Archives: March 2007

A look back at March, and what to expect in April

Posted March 31st, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 27 comments

Since the weather is relatively quiet, I wanted to look back at the month of March... Continue reading…

Looking at the Weekend

Posted March 30th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 25 comments

We mentioned last night that we'd see a period of cloudiness here today with the approach of a backdoor cold front. That's indeed what we have going on, and you can see in the image approximately where it is. The air mass over us and to our south is incredibly... Continue reading…

That's More Like It!

Posted March 28th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 38 comments

A gorgeous day today in CNY, probably the start of a threepeat. The image shows the same visible satellite perspective as yesterday. Nice and clear, but I wrote a lot of "stuff" on it. It's amazing how much you can pick out on here! Here's an enlarged plain visible... Continue reading…

Starting the Season 0 for 2

Posted March 27th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 17 comments

Two potentially fantastic weather days in Central New York...the right setup, the right ingredients. But somehow we struck out swinging on both of them. In the image, you see the current situation with low clouds and fog holding on. How did we get here? Monday's mess was the direct result of a... Continue reading…

An active afternoon...

Posted March 26th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 83 comments

Another area of low pressure will pass just to our north here during the overnight period. Heavy rain and some thunderstorms continue to develop along the warm front, which is situated just to the north of the Thruway. Continue reading…

Line of storms at our doorsteps...

Posted March 24th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 71 comments

Thunderstorms about to move in... Continue reading…

Severe Weather Season Continues...

Posted March 23rd, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 29 comments

I just figured I'd freshen up with a new entry. A tornado reportedly hit the city of Clovis, NM (population 30,000 or so). Here's a map of the city. Here's a map of the region. Here's a link to KFDA-TV, which is the CBS affiliate in Amarillo, span... Continue reading…

Spring's Almost Here!

Posted March 21st, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 59 comments

We're almost over the hump here. Let's go through some quick hits. First, thanks to Tom Riso in Garrattsville for the photo. A pretty scene this morning! Tonight Precipitation is slowly moving in from the west. The air is very dry so much of it is not reaching the ground. But, we will... Continue reading…

A Few Odds and Ends

Posted March 20th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 27 comments

Frankly, this weather is extremely boring right now! I wanted to touch on a myriad of topics quickly...a quick hits blog entry. Spring The photo is one I took at Pixley Falls last April...it's a very classic spring shot...blue skies, flowing water, no snow left, but this year, that will be different.... Continue reading…

Step Into Spring!

Posted March 19th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 29 comments

The "official" start of spring occurs on Tuesday at 8:07 PM. We'll host an in-blog party as the season changes tomorrow. Bring a set of winter clothes...we'll hurl them off Smith Hill ceremoniously. But then we'll go pick them back up and change into them, because tomorrow night, we're... Continue reading…

What happened...and a look at the extended...

Posted March 17th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 54 comments

Last night's storm recap, and an in depth look at the extended... Continue reading…

Luck of the Irish? Ha!

Posted March 15th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 81 comments

In my personal opinion, this is a worst case scenario, in meteorological terms. You have a potential top 10 all-time March storm looming, right at the start of the NCAA Tournament. Getting your priorities straight can be challenging. Lots of SUNY-Albany alums around this area, so good luck... Continue reading…

Ice Jams: Explained

Posted March 13th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 135 comments

The forecast remains unchanged for the most part. Our computer models show significant differences in the location of heavy precipitation. The NAM spits out well over an inch for most of CNY. The GFS spits out under an inch in most of the recent runs. There is... Continue reading…

You Can Never Trust March....

Posted March 12th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 38 comments

This is one of the worst, most fickle months of the year. End of story. Lots on the table for this week, so let's go day by day and try and nail down what's going to occur. First and foremost, this is an extremely difficult forecast, one of the most challenging... Continue reading…

March sun 1, low level clouds 0

Posted March 11th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 22 comments

Some good news and some bad news depending on what your preference of season is. The next 3 days or so does look promising for a decent warmup. After that, it looks like we're back into the deep freeze for the weekend. Continue reading…

Typical Late Winter...

Posted March 10th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 29 comments

As I mentioned before, I'm rooting for spring. Again, nothing against you winter loving folks (I love a good snowstorm just as much as you do!), but this time of the year I get a bad case of cabin fever. So, needless to say, I'm pretty excited about the forecast. Continue reading…

Quick Hits and a Model Overview

Posted March 9th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 33 comments

Just want to update some quick hits for the forecast. The overall view seems to be clear to us, but the devil is in the details, so let's explain. Climate This morning's -8 degrees breaks the old record low of -4 degrees set back in 1978. For the month, we should average... Continue reading…

Record Cold Tonight

Posted March 8th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 91 comments

Temperatures have begun to tank. We'll keep you updated in the comments section tonight on area readings. In the image, you can see our current forecasted temperatures for tonight, and if you'd like to enlarge that image, click here. Bundle up if you have to, and stay inside if... Continue reading…

March Madness

Posted March 7th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 40 comments

We continue with the cold weather. Lake effect snow has developed in response to colder air dropping in aloft, and added "lift" from an approaching cold front. These squalls will be around overnight and early tomorrow, but I don't think it'll amount to too terribly much. Some areas up north,... Continue reading…

Old Man Winter Called; He Wants his Respect Back

Posted March 6th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 58 comments

I think any questions we had regarding what happened to winter in CNY have disappeared for at least a couple winters. This has been just an amazing stretch of weather since January 14; probably one of the most significant stretches of winter in history. Climate Today's high, unofficially, of 5... Continue reading…

In like a lion...

Posted March 5th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 39 comments

If you are like me and get 'winter fatigue' this time of the year, you probably aren't happy with the way things are going right now. Don't worry, our day will come. In the meantime, we are all going to have to deal with dangerous driving conditions, blowing and drifting snow, and bitter cold for the next 24 hours. Continue reading…

Historic airmass at our doorsteps...

Posted March 4th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 46 comments

We've been talking about it for a few days now...another surge of bitterly cold air is on our doorsteps. This airmass is historic for this time of the year...let's set the stage: Continue reading…

Roller Coaster of a week ahead....

Posted March 3rd, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 22 comments

What a fantastic start to the weekend! Our upper level low pressure system has been rather tame earlier today. As of late, we do have snow showers going on across some of the area, but it hasn't amounted to much. The extended forecast is really interesting to talk about tonight...let's lay it down. Continue reading…

Crazy start to March...

Posted March 2nd, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 32 comments

An early easter basket full of weather information... Continue reading…

Breaking Down Friday's Mess

Posted March 1st, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 133 comments

In the image, you see our forecast. To enlarge it, click here. Here's a county by county break down of what to expect. Regionwide Wind is going to be an equalizer around the region. Winds are going to pick up significantly this evening and overnight, at times gusting to 20-40 mph. Fortunately,... Continue reading…

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