Blog Archives: November 2008

Winter storm #3 approaching region...

Posted November 30th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 96 comments

Our next winter storm is causing a mess on the roadways.  Snow has changed over to a mixed bag of sleet and freezing rain for many locations this afternoon.  Be careful traveling out an about the region.  Conditions will continue to deteriorate for the next several hours before this storm... Continue reading…

Weather for the Birds

Posted November 26th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 125 comments

So, I checked the calendar today, and…yep, it‘s only November 26th. On Monday, I will be requesting seasonal snowfall totals from folks if you have them. I will likely be updating the list on the 1st of each month through the winter. I imagine some of the totals are borderline... Continue reading…

Our second storm of the 'winter' season...

Posted November 24th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 308 comments

Our next storm will be once again an elevation driven event.  Higher hilltops will see accumulations, with significantly less snow in the valleys.  A storm system track by to our north and west, allowing warmer air to draw in from that south.  As this storm transfers it's energy to the Atlantic coast, colder air will wrap into Central New York.  This complex series of events will make for widely variable conditions across our region.

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Squalls This Evening

Posted November 21st, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 149 comments

Just a quick refresher entry to get people up to date on our current conditions. There is a pocket of heavier squalls that has just cleared Lake Ontario as of 3:45 PM. The squalls are currently just north of Syracuse and are moving south and east. For areas west of... Continue reading…

Challenging Lake Effect Setup for the Weekend

Posted November 20th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 53 comments

Well, here we go again with lake effect snow. This time it‘s more of a challenge because there is a ton of potential, and the winds forecasted only need to shift a tiny bit to cause significant problems around the region. I‘ll do my best to break it down. a...

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Cold Here... Will We Cash In?

Posted November 19th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 60 comments

With the cold in place, now the question becomes: Can we cash in on it? Obviously, folks in the North Country have already had that question answered. What about the rest of the region? Snowfall/November Update I will likely start a web page again with running seasonal snow totals from... Continue reading…

Heavy lake effect event ending for North Country....

Posted November 17th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 81 comments

Heavy snow winding down for Northern Oneida/Southern Lewis.

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Winter to Arrive With Authority Sunday

Posted November 14th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 141 comments

Well, we have a lot to discuss over the next seven to ten days, as winter is going to make its presence felt in the Eastern half of the US, especially here in Upstate NY. I‘ll try and walk you through the various things we‘re watching over the next week...

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Winter Outlook: 2008-2009

Posted November 13th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 55 comments

For those looking for the video, as well as a simple version of the outlook, click here to open a new window with that information. The winter of 2008-2009 poses a difficult forecasting challenge for us. In the winter of 07-08, we had a La Niña signal from... Continue reading…

Cold Snap Coming; Other Concerns First....

Posted November 11th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 48 comments

Couple items to get out of the way first. The winter outlook is done…everything is good to go and we will have it for you Thursday evening during the Live at Five Newshour! I will post an in depth write up that I am finalizing now in the blog Thursday...

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Lake effect snow for some

Posted November 9th, 2008 by Bill Kardas. 57 comments

Our first significant lake effect event has begun.  Most of the lake effect will stay out of the NewsChannel 2 viewing area tonight, but as winds change tonight, that lake band will dip south and impact the Tug Hill and North Country.  As winds continue to shift tomorrow night, it looks like everyone has a shot to see some brief snow Monday night.

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More Cold Looming?

Posted November 5th, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 68 comments

Just a brief entry tonight. I believe we have finished our winter outlook finally, and I have some intriguing ideas for the next several months. We‘re working on the logistics of how we want to present this, and we will post it just as soon as possible. The bottom line,...

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Election Day in CNY

Posted November 3rd, 2008 by Matt Lanza. 15 comments

Election Day is upon us, and everyone is probably sick of hearing about it, but it is an important day, and I hope everyone goes out to vote. We have a policy to leave politics out of things here in the blog, but we‘ll make an exception tonight…but of course,...

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