Blog Archives: November 2014

End to a Snowy November

Posted November 30th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 29 comments

With temperatures in the 40s and 50s today, it is hard to believe that just a few days ago, the ground and trees were completely snow covered. November 2014 wrapped up to have below average temperatures and above average snowfall.

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A White Thanksgiving!

Posted November 27th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 55 comments

Central New York got hit last night with snow, with some places picking up double digit totals.  Here’s the list:   ... Continue reading…

Thanksgiving Eve snow feast'r!

Posted November 26th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 50 comments

For the past several days, our attention has been focused on a winter storm that is now coming together off the Atlantic Coast.  Widespread rain is moving up the Eastern Seaboard this morning and is about ready to take aim in the northeast.  Here’s the latest… Timing:  Snow breaks... Continue reading…

A Turkey of a Storm

Posted November 25th, 2014 by Adam Musyt. 27 comments

Record Warmth   Today’s high temperature of 71 degrees is a new record for November 24th for our area.span... Continue reading…

Monday Melt Down

Posted November 23rd, 2014 by Jill Reale. 31 comments

After last week’s chill, it felt like a heatwave this weekend with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. We officially made it up to 51° this afternoon, even with the cloud cover. And the mild weather isn’t going anywhere, in fact temperatures will hold steady in the 40s tonight as rain arrives from the west. Steady rain continues into Monday morning as we move into the warm sector of the low pressure system.

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Epic Lake Snows across Western New York

Posted November 19th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 56 comments

Extreme snowfall accumulations coupled with whiteout conditions in Western New York is making national headlines.  A historic lake effect event took place over the last 24 hours and counting across the suburbs of Buffalo and Western New York.  The totals are still being tallied, but the unofficial high measurement I’ve... Continue reading…

Monday Morning Mess

Posted November 16th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 69 comments

With our first official snowfall on Thursday into Friday, winter weather has certainly made its entrance and will continue to do so this week. First focus is what will happen late tonight into Monday.

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Winter's chill arrives early

Posted November 12th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 65 comments

Mild weather has come to an abrupt end this morning as a cold front arrived around 7am.  Temperatures dropped from 53° to 46° in an hour.  We expect chilly, windy conditions this afternoon as temperatures stay in the 40s.  Arctic air will eventually set off lake effect snow showers tomorrow... Continue reading…

The Dreaded "Polar Vortex"

Posted November 9th, 2014 by Jill Reale. 21 comments

The nightmare of any meteorologist began last week and this weekend, hype over a strong cold front over the Great Plains, even the word Polar Vortex was thrown out into the media. So what exactly is happening?

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Winter weather awarenss week - sleet vs freezing rain

Posted November 5th, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 48 comments

Precipitation types and how they form…. Snow forms when temperatures are below freezing from the surface to the cloud.  Rain occurs when temperatures are above freezing near the surface.  Hail forms in a thunderstorm.  Sleet and freezing rain are a bit more complicated.  Snow forms in... Continue reading…

Winter weather awareness week - lake effect

Posted November 3rd, 2014 by Bill Kardas. 19 comments

It’s that time of year – time to get ready for winter.  It’s coming…maybe not in the short term, but it will get here soon enough.  This week, we’ll focus on winter weather terminology and how to get prepared for the season.  Lake effect Our first weather... Continue reading…

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