Blog Archives: July 2008

Midweek Storms, Then Hot? Stormy? What?

Posted July 29th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 136 comments

As has been the case for much of this summer, we continue on the edge of our seat here in the Weather Center, as we have one distinct storm chance coming up, and the potential for perhaps some more interesting weather next week. Midweek Storms This isn't the best setup we've seen... Continue reading…

A Workweek Preview

Posted July 28th, 2008 by Adam Musyt. 58 comments

A look ahead at this week's weather... Continue reading…

Storm After Storm... Is This Normal?

Posted July 24th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 235 comments

Poll question... is the picture in this blog entry a funnel cloud? Answer honestly in the comments. We'll give you the answer later. Well, I get joked with a lot here at work because during the Flood of 2006, I was in Florida on vacation...so the joke is that when I... Continue reading…

Heavy rain event about to unfold...

Posted July 22nd, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 203 comments

There's a fascinating setup that's about to unfold here that's a big concern to us Continue reading…

Tomorrow's severe weather potential...

Posted July 19th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 178 comments

It's going to be another one of those 'wait and see' type of days. If we get a decent amount of sunshine things could be interesting... Continue reading…

Friday's Storms History...What's Next?

Posted July 18th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 86 comments

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains up until 8 this evening. We'll see if it lasts that long. The main threat today was to the north, and so far that has worked out, with areas of the North Country (toward the Plattsburgh/Saranac Lake areas) into Maine seeing the bulk of the... Continue reading…

Unsettled Pattern....But Not So Fast...

Posted July 16th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 76 comments

We're heading into a fairly unsettled weather pattern over the next 7 days or so. This is one of those pain in the neck type of patterns where we have to put thunderstorm chances in each day, knowing full well that not everyone will see them. For Thursday, Friday and... Continue reading…

Isolated Storms This Evening

Posted July 16th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 37 comments

We'll be watching radar this evening as a few cells have popped up across the area, most notably, immediately west of the City of Utica, near Oriskany. These cells are moving generally due east, but the stronger ones may move east-southeast. There are a handful of severe cells in the... Continue reading…

13th Anniversary of Adirondack Derecho

Posted July 15th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 37 comments

Today is the 13th anniversary of one of the worst storms in Upstate NY history: The Adirondack Derecho of 1995. Most people around here remember the Labor Day 1998 storm as the worst, but in all likelihood the Adirondack storm was even more powerful. In fact Syracuse had a 76... Continue reading…

Cristobal Forming in the Tropics?

Posted July 14th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 16 comments

I think we've officially overcome the hump of late June and we're now in on a typical summertime pattern here across the US. Some of the longer range signals are showing signs that we'll be in hot, humid air for awhile here, so the late week heat may be... Continue reading…

Bow line causes minor wind damage this afternoon...

Posted July 13th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 12 comments

Bow line causes minor wind damage this afternoon... Continue reading…

Heavy Rainfall Sunday

Posted July 11th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 41 comments

With the all the focus on the Boilermaker this weekend, I think Sunday is sort of slipping between the cracks. We'll get to Sunday's issues in a second. First, obviously, we do have to talk about the Boilermaker. Everything is on course as it was the other day. Saturday should be... Continue reading…

Boilermaker Weather Preview

Posted July 9th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 61 comments

With tons of events coming up for this weekend, we have a lot to look at weather-wise. I want to just give a quick preview of what things look like from our current vantage point for the full weekend. Friday Friday is probably the most perplexing day of the forecast. It... Continue reading…

The forecast and some running tips...

Posted July 7th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 54 comments

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. Now that the 4th is over we're shifting our attention to the forecast for the Boilermaker weekend. Continue reading…

Active Week Ahead? Latest on Bertha Too

Posted July 5th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 15 comments

To touch on some of our own weather first....eventually what happens here may influence what happens with Bertha. So we'll tie things together. So this weekend has been great, hasn't it? Nice conditions, nice temperatures, nice humidity....the whole package! Here's what's up. A look at a surface map from... Continue reading…

Bermuda Highs + Bertha!

Posted July 3rd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 50 comments

Talking about TS Bertha and Bermuda Highs...and the forecasts of each. Continue reading…

One Hail of a June

Posted July 1st, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 99 comments

With the month of June finally in the books, we can start to hopefully think summertime heat, as, well, for the most part it was absent through the month. However, somehow, we ended up as technically the 11th warmest June on record (0.1 degrees shy of cracking the top 10).... Continue reading…

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