Blog Archives: May 2006

Wednesday's Storms

Posted May 31st, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 2 comments

First off, thanks to Patty for the gorgeous sunset from Memorial Day on Lake Delta. Reminds us that summer is a lot of fun. Much of Wednesday was quiet, but I knew coming into work that something had to give somewhere. Unfortunately it turned out to be the same areas... Continue reading…

Tuesday's Storms

Posted May 30th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 2 comments

What a day here in Central New York! Significant damage has been reported in some parts of our area. First, a special thank you to John and Suzanne of Hawks Hunt Farm in Oppenheim for these photos of hailstones from earlier today. They are at least 1.75" in diameter....golf ball... Continue reading…

Another round of thunder overnight?

Posted May 29th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 1 comments

I got a call today from someone in Forestport who was out camping Sunday evening and was awoken to quite a ruckus this morning...with a lot of thunder, lightning and heavy rain. These complexes of thunderstorms are more common for later in the summer than now, but we're in a... Continue reading…

Disrupting an otherwise perfect weekend...

Posted May 28th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 3 comments

So far so good here in CNY. We're 2/2 and we may end up 3/3, but there's one minor inconvenience standing in the way. Hopefully the timing works in our favor. Our computer models have been latching on to a complex of thunderstorms developing tonight over Lake Huron. You... Continue reading…

The notorious backdoor cold front...

Posted May 27th, 2006 by Bill Kardas. 5 comments

A backdoor cold front may influence our weather later on in the week...read more about it in my latest entry. Continue reading…

Pretty good storms in Oneida County

Posted May 26th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 1 comments

Check out radar and you can see a pretty decent storm moving through Central Oneida County. Very heavy rain was falling with this. About 0.40" at the Airport in 30 minutes. It's moving eastward and should affect Trenton, Barneveld, Poland, Russia and Ohio before weakening. Lightning and small hail are... Continue reading…

Follow up + Saturday's Regional Forecast

Posted May 26th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 0 comments

For those of you travelling this weekend, there's the forecast for a few larger Northeast cities. We'll update this through the weekend for you to help to plan if you'll be taking any day trips. Looks like wall to wall sunshine by Sunday and Monday though! Great weather for the... Continue reading…

Tower Cam back up!

Posted May 25th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 0 comments

To those of you that may have noticed, our Tower Cam image on the web has not been functioning over the last several days. We are pleased to say that we've resolved this issue and it's back up, just in time for the holiday weekend. Continue reading…

Hurricane Season

Posted May 24th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 2 comments

In case you have not heard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued their official 2006 hurricane forecast. They're calling for 13-16 named storms, with 8-10 becoming hurricanes and 4-6 of those becoming "major hurricanes" (winds of 110 mph or greater). To... Continue reading…

Frost tonight

Posted May 22nd, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 5 comments

Thanks to Art from Oriskany Falls for the photo of snow falling yesterday afternoon. For tonight, we'll see some clearing in spots. This will lead to a frost. Something we'll need to pay attention to. We're preparing an "explainer" on "wktv.com:"http://www.wktv.com about what's causing this cold, along with some tips... Continue reading…
What a wild weather day. Rain, thunder, graupel, wind, snow and rainbows. Thank you to Darlene in West Utica for this shot of a rainbow from this evening. Still no official report of snow at Oneida County Airport, so we won't be able to put down snow "officially" for the... Continue reading…

Snow in CNY

Posted May 21st, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 1 comments

Kevin in Paris Hill provided us with the first visual proof of snow tonight. We've received reports of snow or mixed rain/snow today in Richfield Springs, Columbia, Salisbury, West Leyden, Cassville, Brookfield, Deansboro, just to name a few. What you saw earlier today was likely graupel, but I'm convinced now... Continue reading…

Graupel/Snow? Showers

Posted May 21st, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 6 comments

We've already received 3 reports of snow showers here into the weather center. I'm not 100% sure if they were actually snow, or if they were graupel showers. Right now I'm thinking they were mistaken for graupel. Tony in Westmoreland sent some photographic proof of this which you see here. Graupel... Continue reading…

Can you get snow in May? And other tales...

Posted May 20th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 5 comments

Don't let the title alarm you...I'll explain. So a cold front is going to plow through here Sunday morning. This is a strong front for late May. So as a result we may have a little thunder. But what's more interesting is what happens later in the day. The freezing... Continue reading…

More showers today

Posted May 19th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 3 comments

Looks like we'll have some more showers popping up this afternoon. Also, I'm thinking some areas could even see a few thundershowers. These likely won't be severe, but the air aloft is very very cool, so some small hail is possible in any thunderstorms today. That'll be something to keep... Continue reading…

Storm Wrap-up

Posted May 18th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 1 comments

The picture is from our skywatcher, Rich, in Steuben, of a sunset from the night of the 16th. Figure we'll put a positive spin on things here. We do need the rain, so despite the gloomy weather as of late, this has been welcome news. Officially, the airport recorded 0.04"... Continue reading…

Thunderstorms tomorrow...

Posted May 17th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 8 comments

Several factors will determine whether or not we see strong thunderstorms on Thursday. Continue reading…

Rain, rain, rain...

Posted May 16th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 8 comments

The image you see here is of rainfall totals, as estimated by the National Weather Service's doppler radar in Montague. Areas shaded in blues and light green, have seen less than an inch of rainfall since Friday. Areas in the dark green and yellow have seen between one and two... Continue reading…

Weather in a word: Unsettled

Posted May 14th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 2 comments

So much for a pleasantly dry Mother's Day. The shield of rain that was up near Plattsburgh yesterday pivoted far enough south to impact areas to the north and east of Utica. It is very very difficult to get 2 nice days in a row in this type of pattern,... Continue reading…

The cutoff low...

Posted May 13th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 6 comments

First off, here are some rain total updates from the National Weather Service office in "Albany.":http://www.erh.noaa.gov/aly Lake Pleasant: 2.71" Piseco: 2.13" Little Falls: 1.11" Gloversville: 1.95" Here in Utica, still only 0.48". We missed out on more rain today as well, as some severe weather developed back to the west of Syracuse. There was a... Continue reading…

Preliminary Rain Totals

Posted May 12th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 1 comments

For today, this is what we've been able to compile, thus far... Boonville: 0.50" Camden: 0.17" Cooperstown: 0.61" Oneonta: 0.53" Oneida County Airport (official): 0.47" Lake Pleasant: 0.67" Old Forge: 0.44" (also a 40 mph gust) Blossvale: 0.44" Little Falls: 0.95" Westmoreland: 0.53" If you have any rain totals, feel free to leave a comment. We are expecting these totals to... Continue reading…

Storm Update

Posted May 12th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 0 comments

If you'll be travelling early today, just use some extra caution. There are a lot of leaves and branches blown down all over the place, so even if it's not raining, roads will be a little slippery. Winds have gusted officially as high as 40 mph at Oneida County Airport.... Continue reading…

Rainfall for week's end...how much?

Posted May 10th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 2 comments

Looking ahead to Thursday night and onward, we have our first shot at some decent rains in quite awhile. A storm system, currently over the Midwest is going to slide eastward over the next 24-36 hours. Out ahead of it, is a front (notice the image with this entry. This... Continue reading…

Another warm up in store...

Posted May 7th, 2006 by Bill Kardas. 4 comments

Warm, dry conditions for the next few days... Continue reading…

A Cold night tonight

Posted May 6th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 6 comments

The National Weather Service has issued Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings for various locations across the area tonight. Here's a map of forecasted overnight temperatures for much of Central New York. Some locations could end up a couple degrees cooler or milder than what we have here, but you get... Continue reading…

Peak at the weekend...

Posted May 5th, 2006 by Matt Lanza. 3 comments

This weekend looks part good, part not so good. Saturday will see an upper level system come diving in here to usher in clouds, some showers, and most importantly, cooler air. Temperatures will struggle into the mid 50s. Showers should be hit or miss. We're not expecting a washout. That system will... Continue reading…

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