Blog Archives: May 2011

Record Severe Weather Season

Posted May 28th, 2011 by Jill Reale. 81 comments

  There have been 1,333 preliminary tornado reports in the U.S. through May 27, officials said, while the average number of confirmed tornadoes in a single year during the past decade has been 1,274. Unfortunately, the death toll of the Joplin Tornado continues to grow, making 2011 the... Continue reading…

Another Chance of Strong T-storms

Posted May 26th, 2011 by Adam Musyt. 149 comments

After a day with nearly two dozen severe thunderstorm warning across the area, the weather remains on the active side this evening.  Thunderstorms this evening brought down some trees and wires across the area, including here on st1:address...

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Severe weather potential later today...

Posted May 26th, 2011 by Bill Kardas. 149 comments

More details on a potential severe weather day in CNY...

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Thursday Thunder?

Posted May 25th, 2011 by Adam Musyt. 19 comments

After one dry and uneventful day across Central New York, the weather pattern for late this week will again take a turn to the active side.  This evening on the weather map, a warm front extends from about... Continue reading…

Thoughts on the recent severe weather outbreak...

Posted May 25th, 2011 by Bill Kardas. 12 comments

We rarely talk about national weather on this blog but I thought it was an appropriate time to share some thoughts....

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The streak comes to an end...

Posted May 24th, 2011 by Bill Kardas. 33 comments

A look at the stats over the past 2 months and a streak many of us would like to end....

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2011 Hurricane Season Outlook

Posted May 22nd, 2011 by Jill Reale. 38 comments

In depth look at the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Copious Amounts of Rainfall for Some

Posted May 20th, 2011 by Adam Musyt. 21 comments

Weak steering currents in the atmosphere as a result of a cutoff low, and a juicy air mass have coupled to produce phenomenal amounts of rain across portions of CNY.  As much as 5” of rain has occurred... Continue reading…

Flash Flood Warning

Posted May 19th, 2011 by Adam Musyt. 52 comments

Rainfall continues to track across the same saturated areas in Central New York late this afternoon.  The same upper level storm system in the Northern Appalachians that has been responsible for the stagnant weather pattern is beginning...

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Join us tonight!

Posted May 19th, 2011 by Bill Kardas. 27 comments

More information about tonight's Skywarn Training class.

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How unusual is this wet weather?

Posted May 17th, 2011 by Bill Kardas. 30 comments

Some insight into the randomness of weather....

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Stuck in a Rut

Posted May 15th, 2011 by Jill Reale. 16 comments

After a nice stretch of dry weather, rain will be sticking around for most of the week.


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The UV index: a term you hear us use quite frequently in the summer.  UV stands for ‘ultraviolet’, a type of energy produced by the sun.  Ultraviolet energy is harmful to the human body in large doses.  As we observe, the days get longer as we head into spring and...

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To plant or not to plant...

Posted May 11th, 2011 by Bill Kardas. 8 comments

When does the growing season begin and when is it safe to plant those annuals?

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A Nice Change? Thank the Omega Block!

Posted May 9th, 2011 by Adam Musyt. 14 comments

An increasingly amplified jet stream flow will be the rule over the next few days.  Two areas of low pressure have become cut off from the main jet stream flow, and the result will be a similar orientation of... Continue reading…

End of Severe Weather Awareness Week

Posted May 8th, 2011 by Jill Reale. 14 comments

  Fun fact: On average, the National Weather Service issues 400 severe thunderstorm warnings, 17 tornado warnings and about 150 flash flood warnings each year in New York state   span...

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Lightning facts & safety tips...

Posted May 5th, 2011 by Bill Kardas. 53 comments

Things you may/may not know about lightning....

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Another confirmed touchdown from last week...

Posted May 4th, 2011 by Bill Kardas. 24 comments

Another tornado has been confirmed from damage surveyed in last week's storms....

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Rains Return

Posted May 2nd, 2011 by Adam Musyt. 37 comments

After a tranquil weather weekend across Central New York another batch of rain is on its way.  This evening a cold front is situated from Plattsburgh, through Central New York, and extending southwestward through the st1:placename...

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Severe weather awareness week...

Posted May 2nd, 2011 by Bill Kardas. 9 comments

What is a severe thunderstorm?

 

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