Blog Archives: April 2014

Flood watch and flood safety

Posted April 30th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 49 comments

A flood watch is in effect for the following counties: Oneida, Southern Herkimer, Southern Fulton, Montgomery, Otsego, Chenango, and Delaware through tonight. A powerful stacked low is parked in the center of the country and will bring heavy rain to the eastern seaboard today.  The massive counter clockwise circulation... Continue reading…

Severe weather awareness week - day one

Posted April 28th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 27 comments

It’s that time of year again!  Our weather team will be spending some time talking about the basic terminology and tips to stay prepared during severe weather.  This week is designated "severe weather awareness week" by the National Weather Service.  State and local governments will also be spending time this... Continue reading…

Tis the season of cut off storms...

Posted April 27th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 15 comments

You’ve heard it a million times before – April showers bring May flowers.  That expression is geared towards a very specific type of storm sytem that is common in spring – the cut off storm.  We’ve got one this weekend and will have another one next week. Polar front... Continue reading…

Red flag in morning, pyros take warning...

Posted April 24th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 20 comments

The weather has been rather uneventful lately here in Central New York.  Yesterday’s weather was chilly, with unstable air aloft.  That system finally clears out today, bringing us plenty of sunshine.  The dry air in its wake has caused the weather service to issue a red flag warning for parts... Continue reading…

Every Changing April

Posted April 20th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 20 comments

As we have seen for the first 20 days of April, it is a month full of ups and downs with major temperature swings, windy conditions and who could forget the rain and snow. It was just last week where we went from 82° to snow in the matter of 2 days.

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Winter's brief return...

Posted April 16th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 27 comments

A very powerful cold front yesterday switched the seasons in a matter of hours.  Morning temperatures in the 60s fell into the 30s by the afternoon.  Rain turned to snow showers, with an inch or two of accumulation across the area.  As if that wasn’t enough, overnight lows this morning...

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Short Lived Summer

Posted April 14th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 45 comments

Well summer has decided to make a quick visit to Central NY over the weekend and for today. Yesterday we officially made it to 82 degrees! It has been 205 days since the last time we saw 80° or better, but who is counting? 

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Spring swings!

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 46 comments

Tis the season of temperature swings!  April weather can bring just about anything in Central New York – from snow to 90 degree temperatures!  Warmup, cooldown, warmup, cooldown… Yesterday’s high of 57 at noon was followed by temperature plunge into the upper 30s by evening as a...

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Near Average Temperatures for Once?

Posted April 6th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 55 comments

As we head into the second week of April, temperatures look to be near or above average for the first time in what feels like months. We officially made it to 49° at Griffiss but most of the area saw temperatures at or just above 50° so the third time in a week.

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Swing And A Miss?

Posted April 3rd, 2014 by Adam Musyt. 21 comments

Temperatures finally reached the 50-degree mark for the first time this year on April 1st.  Needless to say, it has been a long and cold winter all across our area.  At our official observation site at Griffiss... Continue reading…

SPRING RETURNS!

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 25 comments

It’s been 100 days since Rome reached 50°.  That streak is expected to end today!  The best news of all is that the warm weather is not a one day deal.  The majority of the week looks mild compared to where we’ve been for most of March.  Things are looking... Continue reading…

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