Blog Archives: April 2008

First off, we have a short term issue to attend to. Frost. A lot of folks might have been lulled into a false sense of "Spring and summer are here!" over the last few weeks. That is indeed never, ever the case here in CNY. As a result, we... Continue reading…

Intro to Thunderstorms....

Posted April 28th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 38 comments

A look at convection and thunderstorms.... Continue reading…

So Long Summer Treat! :(

Posted April 25th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 61 comments

I won't lie. I'm a bit jaded over the change in the weather that is coming. But alas, it is coming, so there's not much to do except try to find something exciting in it. And that's what we do here in the Weather Center. So let's go day by... Continue reading…

Just Some Statistics, Wednesday Thunder, Next Week?

Posted April 22nd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 46 comments

Our average temperature for April is now up to 50.2 degrees, which would now make it the 5th warmest April on record. We should be able to crack #4 by Thursday. This is the 7th day in a row of 75+ degree weather. I'm not certain if this is an... Continue reading…

Is This Spring or Summer?

Posted April 21st, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 14 comments

Over the last five days, we've averaged a high temperature of 81 degrees. This is normal...for July 15th. The most recent stretch of April weather that would be remotely similar to this would be April 15-19, 2002, where we had four consecutive 80 degree days, but not quite the dry,... Continue reading…

News & Notes + Rare Footage Online!

Posted April 16th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 53 comments

Just a quick update on the weather, plus a special treat. Weatherwise, the next three days look great. As long as everything goes to plan, we should have a setup tomorrow and Friday that alows us to mix the atmosphere out to the 850 mb level. using that... Continue reading…

Looking at the Week Ahead...and Severe Weather Stats

Posted April 14th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 23 comments

This week should hopefully be summed up by one word by Friday evening: Spectacular! It seems like every April, there's usually a 2-5 day period of exceptionally beautiful weather. It happened around the 20th last year. This year it sort of began today, and may linger beyond Friday. There are some... Continue reading…

Flooding/Thunder Concerns

Posted April 11th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 99 comments

We have some legitimate concerns tonight about some thunderstorms, but mainly about flooding as we head into Saturday. So far, anywhere from a half inch to just over an inch of rain has fallen in the Adirondacks, which have seen significant snow melt since the beginning of the week. Additionally,... Continue reading…

Minor Flooding and a Return to a Chill!

Posted April 9th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 35 comments

I have to be honest. The transition season is a rough time from our standpoint now, because there are often stretches of nothing...just some rain, occasional thunder, maybe some snow mixed in. But nothing major. That said, there are a few things to discuss. First and most importantly, there is... Continue reading…

Vanishing Snow Cover

Posted April 2nd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 65 comments

In 2002, NASA launched a satellite called Aqua, with a moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard. We call this MODIS. And it has the ability to take absolutely breathtaking satellite shots of the earth. Well, we got a real treat over the last week and today! At 5:30, I showed... Continue reading…

Will April Really Be That Cold?

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

First off, an impressive line of thunderstorms moved through this evening south of Route 20. It looked rather innocent for awhile, but this cluster rapidly developed through Chenango County and into Otsego County. Here's a look at a radar loop of the development of the storms. Notice how the... Continue reading…

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