Blog Archives: April 2007

Major Pattern Change Coming?

Posted April 30th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 22 comments

After a quiet stretch of weather featuring off and on rain showers, seasonable temperatures and clouds and some sun, we're heading toward a potentially major shake up in the overall weather pattern over North America...one that could make a lot of people very happy. Let's walk you to that point. First... Continue reading…

Examining Friday

Posted April 25th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 68 comments

The next weathermaker for us will occur on Thursday night and Friday. I usually don't like taking graphics from the NWS because that's not where we make our forecasts, but I'll make an exception tonight because it will make the situation a lot easier to explain. The graphics I will... Continue reading…

Lee Center Damage: Microburst

Posted April 24th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 23 comments

The National Weather Service in Binghamton sent a team up to investigate the damage in Lee Center. Their determination was that a microburst caused the damage. A microburst is when sinking air in a thunderstorm is thrust downward and spreads out, producing straight line wind damage. One of the keys... Continue reading…

Damaging Winds in Oneida County

Posted April 23rd, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 20 comments

What happened tonight was a very interesting example of what thunderstorms can pull on us. Let me take you on a timeline and go through some hypotheticals. 8:07 PM Click here to view a product we call Storm Relative Velocity. Notice the purple triangle. On radar, this is known as a span... Continue reading…

From Summer Back to Spring...

Posted April 23rd, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 60 comments

Our little summer fling is going to come to an abrupt end tonight and Tuesday, as we re-orient ourselves with more seasonable weather for this time of year, which actually isn't all that bad anyway. Starting tonight, we'll have two rounds of precipitation move through. As of 4:30, a line of... Continue reading…

From Nice to Nasty?

Posted April 20th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 24 comments

Well, there aren't any real changes to the forecast over the next 2-3 days. Expect abundant sunshine Saturday, Sunday and probably Monday. The only blemish might be a few high clouds on Sunday. Then very late Monday, a cold front will bring an end to our spring fling and knock... Continue reading…

Spring has Sprung!

Posted April 19th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 9 comments

Thank you to Patsy McCarthy for these great pictures of the sunrise over Lake Delta this morning. A good picture of warmth! Enjoy the Friday-Monday timeframe a lot! Sunshine and temps approaching 70 by Sunday. Bill mentioned some things about that in the previous entry if you want to check it... Continue reading…

Let there be sun!

Posted April 19th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 10 comments

Easy money for the weatherman this weekend. Continue reading…

Winter's Last Hurrah?

Posted April 16th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 52 comments

Maybe, finally? We look to be done with the cold and nasty, miserable weather after Thursday. Utica's biggest snow after that point is 6.0". So you have to figure, that's all, right? So this was quite a storm. This was definitely an historic, memorable storm for the east, and for some... Continue reading…

Messy weather continues....

Posted April 15th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 222 comments

The latest on this nor'easter Continue reading…

Brace yourself...it's almost here

Posted April 14th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 277 comments

Breaking it all down... Continue reading…

When Will It End???

Posted April 13th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 109 comments

Off topic, but important. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Utica PD and the family and friends of Officer Lindsey. A very tragic situation. I wish I had better news for us, but I don't. We're staring down what should be an historic snowstorm for this late in the season.... Continue reading…

Historic Nor'Easter Possible This Weekend

Posted April 12th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 82 comments

I was bantering with Adam this morning about the last time we saw this much agreement among our computer models for a major/historic coastal storm. We both agreed probably March 2001 (which was an epic bust for the big cities) and March 1993. Very rarely do you see this much... Continue reading…

Springtime Snow Chances Continue....

Posted April 11th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 117 comments

The image shows satellite from earlier today. You can clearly see where the snow is (in the Adirondacks and on the Tug Hill). I thought it was pretty neat...you can kind of see where the LES impacted the last week or so. Here we go again with more winter weather... Continue reading…

Had Enough Yet?

Posted April 10th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 43 comments

I hope not because we have more coming. Let me open this up by saying this: Keep in mind that it is now April 10, not January or February 10. The meteorological landscape is very different right now than it was then. There are a number of variables that have to... Continue reading…

Let the fun begin

Posted April 9th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 61 comments

Cold, warm, storm. Continue reading…

Weekend weather in a nutshell

Posted April 7th, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 72 comments

The weather we've been having for the past several days has been very different from what we normally see during the winter months. The hit or miss snow showers have been caused by instability in the atmosphere. Continue reading…

Lake Ontario Awakens

Posted April 5th, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 77 comments

The numerous snow showers you're seeing right now on Doppler Radar, are the result of daytime instability in the atmosphere. Once we lose the sun...the source of the instability...so will go the snow showers. With one exception. East of Lake Ontario, the lake effect machine will wind back up.... Continue reading…

Back, Back to Winter!

Posted April 3rd, 2007 by Matt Lanza. 72 comments

Interesting scenario unfolding tonight in the Midwest. Pay particularly close attention to Kentucky and Tennessee tonight. I'll post any live streaming links I come across tonight in the comments section below. Currently, WFIE in Evansville is streaming. Now, what does this mean for us? Let's look at the... Continue reading…

Where do we go from here?

Posted April 1st, 2007 by Bill Kardas. 19 comments

A look into the extended. Continue reading…

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