Blog Archives: August 2007

Holiday Weekend Musings...

Posted August 31st, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 24 comments

Figured I'd touch on a few things heading into our weekend. It looks fantastic weather-wise, as you're well aware. Tropics Tropical Depression 6 formed this evening just to the east of the islands. It will follow a similar track to Dean, but actually it looks like it'll end up a few... Continue reading…

Thursday Storms; Labor Day Looks Fantastic!

Posted August 29th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 35 comments

Just a brief entry to reset the situation. Cold front is producing a fair amount of storms over Michigan and Ontario. Here's a radar view from this evening. For us, this front will cross tomorrow from late morning into early afternoon. Our chances of strong storms will depend almost... Continue reading…

Quick Look Back + Thoughts on the Week Ahead

Posted August 27th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 33 comments

What a crazy weekend in CNY. We've received a lot of fantastic pictures, and we're continuing to update both the Weather Photo Gallery and our Weekend Storm Recap. We would like to see other photos that you may have. If you haven't sent them yet, please feel... Continue reading…

Severe storms pounding region...

Posted August 25th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 57 comments

We are going through round two of severe storms this evening. For more details, check out this entry. Continue reading…

Tonight and Saturday's Storm Chances

Posted August 24th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 264 comments

After a suddenly wild evening, we're looking at a brief lull before the next rounds arrive. First, for a recap of the main Oneida County storm tonight, click here. Again, thanks to Dianne in Remsen for the photos. Now onto the next wave. Radar this evening is showing a good... Continue reading…

Model Mess for Friday

Posted August 23rd, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 157 comments

As a meteorologist, what do you do when your computer models are, for all intents and purposes, useless? You go back to the old school method of using an antiquated model and radar and satellite analysis. That's how the next 24 hours will be forecasted by me. Let me take you... Continue reading…

Strong to Severe Weather Knocking on Our Doorstep

Posted August 23rd, 2007 by Jill Reale. 52 comments

As I am typing, a well defined line of strong thunderstorms has developed out to our West. These will be approaching our viewing area very shortly. While these storms have not gone severe yet, they do have the history of very heavy rain and frequent continuous cloud to ground lightning.... Continue reading…

Dirty Summer Weather Returning...

Posted August 22nd, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 39 comments

This will not be pure, rock solid mid-summer weather, with heat, humidity and some storms. This is very dirty, very convoluted, and as I occasionally say, there's a high "bust" factor to the forecast. The weather could vary between 75-80 and clouds with oppressive humidity to 90-95 or hotter with... Continue reading…

Summer Not Done Yet...

Posted August 21st, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 27 comments

I'm continuing to be very impressed by this late summer warmth. The one thing I am really interested in, is seeing how well it performs up here Friday and Saturday. Thunderstorms chances both days could squash some of the heat, but if it performs at all like it has down... Continue reading…

Complex Forecast + Major Warm-up + Dean

Posted August 20th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 34 comments

Starting with our weather. A very tricky forecast shaped up today, and there's not much hope for an easier time tomorrow either. Here's a look at the surface map from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center this evening. We have a warm front draped to our south. A couple of disturbances... Continue reading…

Slow Warm Up + Hurricane Dean Update

Posted August 18th, 2007 by Jill Reale. 48 comments

This weekend is shaping up to be pleasant, if you don't mind the autumn-like temperatures. After the lake enhanced clouds moved out of our area this morning, tempertures slowly bounced back into the mid to upper 60s. Clouds and the wind will be on the decrease tonight, which will make... Continue reading…

Late Summer Cold Snap + Latest on Dean

Posted August 16th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 90 comments

What a day today. Strong thunderstorms caused a lot of problems. I think we'll have a fair amount of straight line wind damage to clean up and perhaps a microburst or two. But the surprisingly intense summer of 2007 continues to throw all kinds of severe weather at us. But... Continue reading…

Severe Weather Possible Thursday + Dean/Erin

Posted August 15th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 128 comments

A very active weather patten is shaping up for the next 24 hours or so. Here's a loop of satellite over the Northeast. You'll notice that we have a canopy of cirrus clouds (and you might have noticed a very sharp contrast between milky white and deep blue tonight... Continue reading…

Dean, Erin?, Flossie, Chilly!

Posted August 14th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 16 comments

Figured I'd get you caught up on our weather first. Again, just a slight chance of showers and storms tomorrow morning through early afternoon. Watch Lake Ontario after 3 AM for possible development of a few storms. While it should be sunny in between any showers, the sun will return... Continue reading…

TD 4/Dean + Autumn Preview for CNY

Posted August 13th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 16 comments

Well, as I am apt to occasionally do, I wrote a nice, long blog entry and lost it all! (Does anyone else hate when Internet Explorer decides what tab it wants to open a new link on?) So unfortunately I'll be doing the Cliff's Notes version of that entry now,... Continue reading…

Perseids This Weekend + Cooler Weather Ahead?

Posted August 10th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 26 comments

The image is of a Perseid meteor from last summer, taken from NASA's website. One of the biggest astronomical events of the year peaks this weekend. The Perseid meteor shower will peak on Sunday night. Hopefully the weather holds up. At this point, you can view them on Saturday... Continue reading…

An EF-2 Tornado Strikes Brooklyn

Posted August 8th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 58 comments

The image on your right is the radar loop from last night's storms. I have to thank Zachary Gruskin, who is a intern in NOAA's Hurricane Research Division (and also quick enough to save these things!) for the images which were posted over on the Eastern US Wx... Continue reading…

No Shortage of Possibilities Tonight....

Posted August 7th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 63 comments

This is an extremely tough forecast for the next 12-18 hours. There are lots of things at play, we aren't getting much help from the computer models, and there is the potential that if something develops, it would have a high impact on the area. Let me just set the... Continue reading…

It's Not the Heat, It's the Humanity!

Posted August 6th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 66 comments

I used the word "gross" to describe the conditions outside, because I'm not sure what better way to put. A temperature of 82 degrees, with a dewpoint of 70 is not pleasant. Granted, it could be 30 below and snowing, so I guess it could be "worse," but still. The... Continue reading…

Looking Like an Active Week Ahead...

Posted August 5th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 16 comments

Back for one more Sunday! Though I must say, the forecasting this Sunday is a lot more interesting than the silence of last Sunday. Like I did last weekend, just a quick entry to get you all acclamated on the week ahead. Perusing the model data today and a few... Continue reading…

Epic Day of Storms in CNY

Posted August 3rd, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 19 comments

The photo is a lightning strike in Holland Patent. Thank you to Charles DePasquale for this amazing photo. What happens when you get cool, dry Canadian air trying to replace the hottest air mass of the summer? 8 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Oneida and Madison Counties Multiple warnings for Chenango and Otsego Counties. Flood... Continue reading…

Stormy Period Upcoming?

Posted August 2nd, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 227 comments

After benign, warm weather this week, we have a couple of issues in the forecast over the next 5 days or so. First off, 94 was the official high today...one degree off our forecast, but close enough :). It was hot. Worst heat index I could see during the day... Continue reading…

Hot Hot Thursday, Storms on Friday...

Posted August 1st, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 26 comments

Just a quick update on the heat for tomorrow. Model forecasts range from 91-96 degrees. The upper air temps support anywhere from 91-97 degrees. I like our forecast of 93 (especially considering today we only hit 88 degrees). Model dewpoint forecasts range from 64 to 70...though the 70 is overdone.... Continue reading…

Archives Index

Recent Entries