Blog Archives: September 2008

Cool Shot/Lake Effect

Posted September 30th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 62 comments

And we're officially in the cold season now as we're seeing our first discussion about snowflakes and also potential for significant lake effect precipitation. September in Review As we close the book on September, let's take a look at how we did! Our average temperature was 62.6 degrees, which... Continue reading…

Our first chilly blast of the season...

Posted September 28th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 37 comments

The weather over the past several weeks has been beautiful, but since Friday we haven't been able to catch a break. Unfortunately things will take a turn for the worse as a large storm system will give us our first 'real' taste of fall this week. Continue reading…

Harsh Dose of Autumn Next Week + Kyle Update

Posted September 26th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 23 comments

With the weekend in gear, refer to our forecast discussion for the latest on this weekend's weather, which looks so-so Saturday, rainy Saturday night and so-so Sunday. This mess will clear out Monday. I think we will see clearing, although it might be slow Monday morning. Monday afternoon will be... Continue reading…

Nice Weather Coming to an End

Posted September 24th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 38 comments

Looking back through the summer, it appears that August 18th was our turning point. We stopped getting daily showers and thunderstorms. Since August 18th we've had 2.81" of rainfall. We should have had 5.38" of rainfall, so an over 2.50" deficit. We have had a total of 21 sunny to mostly... Continue reading…

An Early Look at Winter 2008-2009

Posted September 17th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 79 comments

With the help of Jill Reale, tonight we've got the crude makings of what could be the base of a winter outlook put together. This entry will be very brief, and it is just meant to be a quick overview of the methodology and results. What We Looked At We examined several... Continue reading…

Quieting Down: Recap and Look Ahead

Posted September 15th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 36 comments

Thankfully, a quiet weather pattern has setup across the US. We all need it after the last couple weeks. Ike's Fury Just a few links of interest... I've been following events on the Houston Chronicle's website. Boston.com has some incredible photos. Satellite shots of the damage can be found here. Very... Continue reading…

Ike: Massive

Posted September 11th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 155 comments

Hurricane Ike is absolutely massive in the Gulf right now, with a wind field almost 600 miles across. Tropical Storm force winds have been felt as far away as southern Mississippi, despite the fact that Ike is about 300 miles away, heading for Texas. Ike will cause major problems, and... Continue reading…

Frosty Night + Ike Update

Posted September 10th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 37 comments

A chilly night is unfolding across the region, with temperatures already in the 40s in many locations. You can bet the ranch those Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings up north will be verifying tonight! Feel free to post your conditions below. Hurricane Ike continues to churn in the Gulf of Mexico.... Continue reading…

End of the Growing Season in Spots Thursday

Posted September 9th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 30 comments

Well, it looks like the growing season is going to come to an abrupt ends in parts of our area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. I definitely believe that we're going to see a serious frost in some parts of the area tomorrow night. Computer model guidance for the coldest... Continue reading…

Update on Tuesday's Storms, Plus Ike

Posted September 8th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 29 comments

A very tricky forecast continues to plague us here for late tonight and Tuesday. What we do know is that there is a chance of showers/storms anytime after 2 AM tonight. The core of the heavy rain and storms should be between 9 AM and 2 PM Tuesday. What we're... Continue reading…

Possible Severe Weather Tomorrow...

Posted September 8th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 18 comments

There's something we haven't talked about in a little while...severe weather. While we've had our fair share of it especially this summer, it looks like we'll be talking about it again here for tomorrow. Continue reading…

Video Blog: Hanna's Indirect Impact on CNY

Posted September 5th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 32 comments

In tonight's blog we break down why less than 24 hours out, we're still wrangling with a difficult forecast here in Central New York. Our in-house Microcast model is predicting a sharp cutoff to Saturday's rainfall here in the region, as a cold front interacts with moisture out ahead of... Continue reading…

Video Blog: Hanna's Rain, Ike's Intensity & Josephine

Posted September 4th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 33 comments

Tonight we focus again on the tropics. Hanna is a moderate tropical storm, with its sights set on the Carolina Coast, followed by heavy rain up the I-95 corridor. Rain is likely in CNY Saturday, but we do feel the core of the heaviest rainfall will miss us to the... Continue reading…
No real changes in the situation from last night, but this video blog is just bringing you up to speed on how Hanna could impact us here with some rain, indirectly, how Ike is turning into a tremendous storm, and how Josephine is...well...Josephine. Questions/Comments Below! embed... Continue reading…
In this video blog.... - How the month of August can be characterized by splitting it in two down the middle. The first half was abnormally wet and mild. The second half was abnormall dry and gorgeous. The main difference in the two halves temperature wise was overnight lows, significantly cooler... Continue reading…

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