Blog Archives: May 2008

Friday Night/Saturday: Strong to Severe Storms?

Posted May 29th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 168 comments

Well confidence continues to increase in some sort of impact event here in the Northeast for tomorrow night and Saturday. Let me just get the details out now.... Timing? Round one: Midnight to 6 AM Friday night/Saturday AM. Round two: Saturday afternoon anytime. What? Round one: Complex of... Continue reading…

What's In a Date? (Updated Wednesday)

Posted May 27th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 55 comments

I want to thank frequent skywatcher Larry in Salisbury for this shot of a male gold finch he captured last week. There's always something in a date...anniversaries, birthdays, historic events, etc. But May 30-31 are especially noteworthy dates in New York and Pennsylvania. We'll get to that. First, let's build up... Continue reading…

Breaking Out of the Funk

Posted May 23rd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 232 comments

Just a brief entry tonight. We'll be tracking the severe weather outbreak in the Plains in the comment section through the evening. Closer to home, the upper level disturbance that has literally been plaguing us all week long is on its way out. A couple showers are leftover, but once... Continue reading…

May or March?

Posted May 19th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 64 comments

What month is it? Honestly, the current pattern we are in is downright absurd for the month of May. We managed 51 degrees today at Griffiss. Not as bad as I was thinking, but still a solid 18 degrees below normal. Look at the 72 hour map at 500 mb,... Continue reading…

Looking Toward Summer

Posted May 14th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 127 comments

With summer approaching rather quickly, we've been checking on some numbers and checking them over and trying to figure out what may occur this summer. We have some signals to work off of though that provide us with something we like... analog years...years that behave similarly to this one. So... Continue reading…

Winter-like Late Spring

Posted May 12th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 38 comments

The title might be deceiving. No, it doesn't feel like winter outside. But the weather pattern across North America is one that is eerily similar to something out of the February chapter. For the month of May thus far... We're averaging 51 degrees for a temperature. Were the month to... Continue reading…

Cyclone Nargis + Big Changes Coming

Posted May 6th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 92 comments

A couple of things to touch on tonight. Again, with the anniversary of the Greensburg tornado, we figured we would go back in time and take a look at the blog entry put out just after the event. Click here to view it. All of the images should be... Continue reading…
I want to thank Janet Dunn for sharing this really awesome photo with us! You can click here to enlarge it a bit. It occurred yesterday on Oriskany Blvd. in Whitesboro around 1:45 PM. Janet described it as a white cloud about as wide as a school bus. It... Continue reading…

Recap of April

Posted May 1st, 2008 by Jill Reale. 34 comments

Before I get into the statistics for the month of April and the forecast for the next several, I thought the image to your right was pretty cool, showing the effects of lake effect in the spring time. How ironic that the areas that see the most lake effect... Continue reading…

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