Blog Archives: July 2006

A complex of storms was dropping out of Ontario this evening. These storms were moving into the far North Country of New York, and will continue dropping south and east. I think if anyone sees thunder tonight, it will be Old Forge or Lake Pleasant. I think most of Utica... Continue reading…

Today's severe weather

Posted July 29th, 2006 by Bill Kardas. 14 comments

A line of thunderstorms out in Michigan early on this morning created a massive trigger across our region later on in the afternoon. This trigger caused severe thunderstorms to literally explode across our region. Continue reading…

Severe Weather Photos/Videos

Posted July 29th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 7 comments

If you caught severe weather photos or videos today, send us an email.... The address is photos@wktv.com We'll have a full update at 6, and of course more on what the heck happened today across CNY right here.... Continue reading…

Scenarios for Next Week...

Posted July 28th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 8 comments

Never in weather is anything set in stone, and next week is no exception. First off, here's how we did in the rain department today, based on radar estimates: Otsego County: 1-2" south of Route 20, around an inch along and north of Route 20. Herkimer County: Around an inch or less... Continue reading…

Round 1 Ending Soon...

Posted July 27th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 3 comments

The first wave of rain is going to end here between 9 and 10 I think. Looking at regional radars, as you can see in the picture, there is a lot of heavy rain from Michigan to Indiana and Illinois. This is what our computer models seem to be latching... Continue reading…

Here we go again...

Posted July 27th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 3 comments

Heavy rain likely throughout the evening as waves of thunderstorms move in. The storms over Cortland have dumped 2" of rain per hour at times, so keep your guard up, especially if you live in areas that have been hard hit this week or are typically flood prone. We'll keep... Continue reading…

What's Going On Here!?

Posted July 26th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 13 comments

This summer has been ridiculous. The problem is simple. Things are stagnant. The large scale weather pattern (the one that overall drives things across the continent) just has not changed. I think what the problem is is this. Let's go by pieces here... The first piece: You know how it's been... Continue reading…

Flooding Possible Along Several Creeks

Posted July 25th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 14 comments

Several creeks have been impacted by 2-6" of rain tonight...most of which has fallen near the headwaters of these creeks, meaning areas downstream should be alert to possible flooding. From the picture, wherever you see purple, 4-6" of rain has fallen, and in the red 3-5" of rain has fallen.... Continue reading…
Heavy rain has fallen to the tune of 3-5" in spots so far tonight and another inch or so is still possible. Areas that appear to be hardest hit include Salisbury and Stratford in Herkimer and Fulton Counties. If you have rain totals, pictures, or information to share, please either comment... Continue reading…

Unsettled Week Ahead...

Posted July 24th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 7 comments

Our 7-day forecast has 5 out of 7 days with lightning bolts shown. Unfortunately, it's a legitimate forecast. Here's the situation.... Continue reading…

Rain, rain go away

Posted July 23rd, 2006 by Bill Kardas. 6 comments

Yesterday's storm system gave many locations just what they didn't need...more rain. The hardest hit areas include Southern Herkimer, Eastern Madison, Northern Otsego, and Western Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Continue reading…

Heavy Rain Returns Saturday...

Posted July 21st, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 12 comments

Well we warned you that the forecast could change, and change it has. The bizzare summer of 2006 continues. Here's what's going on. Last night, 1-3" of rain fell across parts of western Oneida County...specifically causing problems near Oneida Lake and toward the town of Vienna. Some flash flooding was... Continue reading…

Flash Flood Warning- Oneida County

Posted July 21st, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 10 comments

Not sure how many people will be up this late, but very heavy rain is falling in western Oneida County. Already 1-3" has fallen in spots and the potential for another inch or so is possible. Thus, the NWS has issued a Flash Flood Warning for western and... Continue reading…

A better weekend? + Latest on Beryl

Posted July 20th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 16 comments

You can see Beryl in the picture, and if you compare it to last night's blog entry, you can see that Beryl has clearly lost some organization. The 8 PM advisory is down now and Beryl has indeed weakened, with maximum winds down to 50 mph. Tropical Storm Warnings continue... Continue reading…

Tropics/Rain Chances

Posted July 19th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 10 comments

First, let's talk about rain chances. Our computer models are keying in on two systems. The first is a cold front that's going to come through here on Thursday night and Friday, bringing us some showers and storms. More importantly it will usher in a fresh, cool air mass for... Continue reading…

Otsego County Severe Storms/Tropics

Posted July 18th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 4 comments

Today was a very quiet day today in Central New York for most of us. We were saying last night that storms could pop up anywhere, at any time today, and that actually did happen. At about 4:30 or so, I noticed a weak shower developing over Madison County. By... Continue reading…

Watching Some Storms...

Posted July 17th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 9 comments

As is always the case this time of year, when you have an area of thunderstorms moving in, especially when it's this humid, you gotta watch them. This is the Canadian radar image from Ontario. These thunderstorms are associated with a cold front that will kind of usher out... Continue reading…

Saturday's Fly in the Ointment

Posted July 14th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 6 comments

What should be an otherwise typical, steamy summer weekend has one little fly in the ointment. I alluded to this last night, and it looks more and more apparent tonight. While it is warm and humid out there now, the really hot and humid stuff is still waiting in the... Continue reading…

A hot one this weekend...

Posted July 14th, 2006 by Bill Kardas. 8 comments

In the summertime, we like to use throw around the terms 'heat wave', 'heat index', 'dewpoints', etc...we'll cover these and more in this sizzling blog. Continue reading…

Congrats! And a heat wave?

Posted July 13th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 6 comments

First of all, congratulations to our boss! Amanda has had her baby! Daughter, Grace, was born this morning, and both Amanda, Grace, and Jerry are doing just fine. I believe we'll have pictures at some point either this weekend or early next week. So stay tuned for that. But congrats... Continue reading…

8:30AM update on the flooding

Posted July 13th, 2006 by Bill Kardas. 4 comments

The heavy rain has moved out of the area this morning, and now we are dealing with some minor flooding on some of the larger streams... Continue reading…

9:15 PM Flooding Update

Posted July 12th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 11 comments

Check out some previous blog entries for more info on today's events. In the meantime, most of the advisories should expire within the next hour, as the heaviest rain is now well to our south and continuing to slowly march further south. Thank you to a viewer for the picture... Continue reading…

7:15 PM Flood Update

Posted July 12th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 9 comments

We have numerous reports of road closures from across CNY. I believe those are being posted on wktv.com as I write this. Looking at radar, you can see the next area to be affected will be Otsego County. No Warnings are up down there yet, but I suspect that... Continue reading…

Flash Flooding Threat Continues

Posted July 12th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 6 comments

Heavy rain was falling along and north of the Thruway as of 4:40. This area of rain continues to slide due east. Rain has caused flash flooding problems in Syracuse, and Onondaga County is under a Flash Flood Warning. Oneida and Madison Counties are under an Urban and Small Stream... Continue reading…

Flash Flooding Possible North of Thruway

Posted July 12th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 12 comments

Looking at radar trends here over the last hour or so, and the blob of precip you see west of Syracuse, extends all the way back to Rochester and is moving due east at this time. If it continues on the current path, areas north of the Thruway could see... Continue reading…

Heavy Rain Likely Wednesday

Posted July 11th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 7 comments

The map you see is the National Weather Service's forecast for rainfall amounts across the US through Thursday. It puts a local maximum of 2.81" of rain in between Oneonta and Binghamton. I'm very concerned about localized flooding problems tomorrow and here's why. We've got a warm front pushing this... Continue reading…

Last Night's Storms from Tower Cam

Posted July 11th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 3 comments

Check out the video from last night's storms. Click here to watch!... Continue reading…

Overnight Storm Recap

Posted July 11th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 8 comments

There still could be some strong storms in Otsego County through 4 AM, but the better part of this event is over. I was honestly a bit surprised to see the complex of storms hold together so well. I think much of it had to do with the fact... Continue reading…

Still a Chance at Storms Tonight

Posted July 10th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 11 comments

There's your radar. You can see the line of storms just about to enter Syracuse as of 10:45 PM. This area of storms has prompted numerous Flood Advisories (issued for minor flooding, ponding on roads, flooding of small streams) out in West-Central New York. This is finally starting to... Continue reading…

Strong Storms Possible Tonight

Posted July 10th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 3 comments

We're watching 2 areas of thunderstorms as of 8:30. One is in Oswego and Jefferson Counties, headed for Lowville and perhaps Old Forge. These storms have a history of strong winds, perhaps some hail, and very frequent lightning. Another, more organized area of storms, is located between Syracuse and Rochester... Continue reading…
Lots of things to hit on tonight! First and foremost, best of luck to our own Bill Kardas and our summer weather intern Jill Reale in Sunday's Boilermaker! They're both doing the 15K, and I think they're going to do just fine! You see the forecast in the image. The only thing... Continue reading…
You've seen all the photos and damage. You've seen the flooding coverage from just about every perspective. I'd like to share my own personal experience working through this major event. Continue reading…

Boilermaker Preview II + Other Things

Posted July 6th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 5 comments

We're still looking GREAT this weekend for the Boilermaker and all the festivities around it! What you see is Saturday's forecast. I'll post Sunday's forecast tomorrow night. Both days should have mostly sunny skies, though there could be an extra cloud or two on Sunday. Humidity in the morning... Continue reading…

Flood of 2006 Photos...please read!

Posted July 3rd, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 22 comments

Unfortunately, we're having some serious computer problems. In fact, because so many of you have sent so many great photos, it's filled our inbox to the gills!! Unfortunately, in the process we did lose about 100-150 emails from people with their flood photographs. So, if you do not see your... Continue reading…

Sunday's Severe Weather

Posted July 2nd, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 9 comments

As if to add insult to injury, some nasty storms plagued Central New York and much of the Northeast today. Doppler radar is estimating that most people picked up 1-2" of additional rainfall today. Fortunately. that was spread out over a relatively extensive period. Hardest hit, was Madison County today.... Continue reading…

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