Blog Archives: June 2006

Weekend, next week...

Posted June 23rd, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 17 comments

The weekend, at least at this point looks good. Our computer models continue to suppress the rain to the south, so as a result, we should stay dry for most, if not all of it. Heading up to the Adirondacks? Looks great. Mohawk Valley? Looking pretty nice. Sun/clouds and highs in... Continue reading…

Severe Thunderstorm Threat Diminishing

Posted June 22nd, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 11 comments

Checking on radar...the last 45 minutes or so have seen a dramatic decrease in the amount of severe thunderstorms showing up. We're still watching the northern edge of the complex of storms you see on the bottom of the radar image. Oneonta could see some heavy rain and lightning around... Continue reading…

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Posted June 22nd, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 5 comments

This is in effect until 1 AM and is for Otsego, Delaware and Chenango Counties. We're watching a complex of storms out to the west that is trucking eastward. I said at six that these complexes usually turn right and shift southward in these types of situations. I'm standing... Continue reading…

Thunderstorms Overnight

Posted June 21st, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 37 comments

Watching a complex of storms develop over the Midwest this evening. These storms are vicious right now over Ohio, producing strong winds and possible tornadoes near Toledo. You can see how intense they are now. These storms should maintain or continue strengthening through about 9 PM or so. Then they... Continue reading…

Summer Starts Wednesday!

Posted June 20th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 4 comments

So you have the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day weekend, the meteorological start to summer on June 1, and then the astronomical, "true" start to summer at 8:26 AM Wednesday morning. Wednesday will feature the most amount of daylight for the year, We should see approximately 15 hours... Continue reading…

Viewer Picture

Posted June 19th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 9 comments

Thanks to Michael in Fairfield for this very picturesque shot of sunset tonight. Lots of clouds around added to things this evening. Thanks to him for his picture. If you ever have weather pictures for us, email them to weather@wktv.com, and we'll do our best to either include them on... Continue reading…

Heat's Gone, but Humidity still around

Posted June 19th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 7 comments

With today's thunderstorms, you may have thought it was the end of the heat and humidity. You would have been half right. The hot weather was tempered by today's line of storms, but the actual cold front associated with the storms is still way back in Michigan! You can see... Continue reading…

Storm Update, More on Air Stagnation...

Posted June 16th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 4 comments

Check out the radar image and notice the mass of showers from Sudbury, Ontario down to about Sault St. Marie...this is tonight's complex of storms. We're still watching it closely. You can check on the latest on their progress from Canadian radars, by going here We've had a couple people... Continue reading…

Storms Tonight/Heat Saturday

Posted June 16th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 4 comments

Two quick things. Check out radar here and you can see a cluster of thunderstorms developing over far northern Michigan. This should organize into a complex of storms tonight and dive into New York State. There's still a lot of differences between our computer models as to whether or not... Continue reading…

Fantastic Friday!

Posted June 15th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 6 comments

I think Friday may end up being one of the top 10 best days this summer. Lots of sunshine, low humidity and temperatures right around 80 degrees, it's going to be great. I still think thunder is a possibility on Friday night and Saturday morning to our north, so if... Continue reading…

Weekend Warm-Up

Posted June 14th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 18 comments

A very hot, humid air mass is building over the midsection of the country as you can see. Widespread areas today reached the 90s for highs. It's this air mass that is going to finally slide east starting Friday night and bring us a hefty dose of heat and humidity.... Continue reading…

Alberto + Warm-up Ahead

Posted June 12th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 4 comments

Let's talk about Alberto first. Winds are at 70 mph this evening, which makes it a strong tropical storm. You must reach 74 mph to be classified at hurricane. Alberto will likely make landfall around Apalachee Bay, Florida. I'm thinking it probably won't hit as a hurricane. The storm,... Continue reading…

Another one bites the dust...

Posted June 11th, 2006 by Bill Kardas. 9 comments

Make that two broken records in a row! With a lot of cloud cover along with an already chilly airmass, we weren't able to get out of the mid 50s today. Dry air should win out this battle and give us a return to more seasonable weather later on in the week. Continue reading…

It's a record...

Posted June 10th, 2006 by Bill Kardas. 7 comments

We set a record for the coldest high temperature here in town for this date. The record up until today was 54 degrees set back in 1980. Continue reading…
We're still on target for a pretty miserable weekend weatherwise. Clouds, light rain, fog and drizzle should be the rule on Saturday, with temps not leaving the 50s. I think some people might see some sun on Sunday, but the best chance still looks to be from Utica, south and... Continue reading…

Things coming into focus!

Posted June 8th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 9 comments

Well it finally looks like things might be coming together here weatherwise. It's been a low confidence forecast for much of the week...I think it's finally turning into a normal confidence forecast now. Friday looks a lot like today, with clouds and off and on showers and drizzle. Friday night... Continue reading…
What a pain this forecast has been! We're finally starting to see things unfold in front of us now here in the weather department. Our computer models had no idea this storm system would be so significant on the East Coast. What we're seeing is a classic nor'easter moving up... Continue reading…

Tricky Forecast through Saturday

Posted June 6th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 4 comments

When we make forecasts, we use computer models to really help us out the most. Well, it becomes a major problem when the computer models you use have major disagreements. It's not uncommon for there to be disagreements out 6 or 7 days. But, when you're talking about disagreements starting... Continue reading…

Weekend looking...not so good.

Posted June 2nd, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 5 comments

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Changes ahead...

Posted June 1st, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 14 comments

If you look at observations from across New York this evening... specifically at dewpoints, you can tell changes are coming. Dewpoints are the measure of how much moisture is in the air. Usually when dewpoints get over 60 degrees, it gets uncomfortable and very humid...and there's plenty more moisture around... Continue reading…

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