Blog Archives: August 2008

Friday Night Video Blog: Labor Day/Tropics

Posted August 29th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 81 comments

Here's a video blog with a brief update on our holiday weekend, as well as a look at Gustav and Hanna in the Tropics. Incidentally, after doing this, I was looking at historical tracks of August storms within 300... Continue reading…

Thursday Night Video Blog

Posted August 28th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 30 comments

Here's a video blog with the latest on the tropical Atlantic and what's up with these storms...along with potential impacts. ... Continue reading…

Focusing on Gustav...and Hanna?

Posted August 27th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 17 comments

With Labor Day Weekend looking spectacular here in CNY, and with a lot of hype developing over a possible big hurricane in the next 2-3 days, I figured we'd focus in on that. Gustav Now Here's a look at the satellite image of Gustav this evening. What can we take... Continue reading…

Ending Summer on a High Note!

Posted August 25th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 43 comments

August has been a Tale of Two Months to say the least. August 1-12 Average High Temperature: 76.7 degrees Precipitation: 2.86" August 13-25 Average High Temperature: 78.2 degrees Precipitation: 0.77" If you eliminate today (71), our average high is up to 79 degrees. So all in all, despite a couple of very cool... Continue reading…

A Dry Week!!

Posted August 18th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 111 comments

Wouldn't you know it...we're finally talking about a stretch of dry weather. Severe Storms First We're watching a line of strong to severe storms to our north as I write this. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch, for the potential for severe storms, is in effect north of Route 20 until 10 span... Continue reading…

Pattern Change Coming?

Posted August 13th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 159 comments

I went back through this summer so far (beginning June 1), and I determined arbitrarily that we have had a total of 14...yes...14 completely dry days. Criteria? A day without any precipitation recorded anywhere in our viewing area. Since July 1, we've only had SIX days that were completely... Continue reading…

Rain Continues...

Posted August 11th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 124 comments

It has been a soggy summer...again...here in CNY. For the month of August so far... 2.86" (normal 1.10") Average temperature: 68.2...slightly cooler than normal. Wet and cool. For the summer? 13.51" (already 2" above normal). For comparison...remember 2006, with the flood and all? That summer saw 18.41", so we're definitely above normal, but... Continue reading…

Adding Winter to Summer....

Posted August 8th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 234 comments

So I've always wondered what would happen if a true wintertime pattern sets up in the middle of summer. As I've learned this summer, anything is possible. And we're going to find out what's going to happen when you add winter in the upper atmosphere to summer in the lower... Continue reading…

An Autumn Preview

Posted August 6th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 108 comments

It looks like the next couple of days are going to see us transition from a joke of a summertime pattern into a true autumn pattern. Starting Thursday, as a weak disturbance slides in from the Midwest, it may be just enough to help touch off some showers and storms.... Continue reading…

Are we having bad luck on the weekends or what?

Posted August 4th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 83 comments

Is it really lousy on the weekends or do we just think it is? Continue reading…

Ups and Downs Ahead...

Posted August 1st, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 63 comments

We have some interesting weather for the month of August coming up over the next seven or so days. Saturday Storm A pretty potent storm system is going to impact the region Saturday. The good news is that the worst of this will pass south and east of our area. Still,... Continue reading…

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