Let us help you AFTER the storm

Posted: February 9, 2017, 12:46 pm by nmarguccio

You just finished plowing for the day. You’re tired, but you flick on the news anyway to see the snowfall totals that were reported. Well to your surprise, the news said 8 inches fell, you measured 9 inches, but a guy on Facebook said he had 10 inches all in the same town! What gives?

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Record Warmth Possible, Then Wet & Wintry?

Posted: February 20, 2018, 8:49 am by bmiller

After a wintry weekend across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, warm weather will be the big story through the middle of this week.  Temperatures will be over 20 degrees above normal on Tuesday and close to 30 degrees above normal on Wednesday!!  This is due to a large area of high pressure located just off the East Coast of the United States.  This is a winter version of the Bermuda High, but of course it is still February.  If this was July, we would be talking about high temps around 90 degrees and a heat index near 100.  Anyway, here is a look at forecast afternoo

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Cold Weather, Hypothermia, and Frostbite

Posted: February 9, 2018, 2:16 pm by chewitt

While weather can be exciting or a nuisance (depending on which season you are fond of…), it can also be quite dangerous. In light of the recent brutal cold stretches we’ve had across the eastern half of the U.S., it becomes pertinent to talk about hypothermia and frostbite.  Hypothermia, in particular, kills up to 1,500 people in the US every year. While this is a frightening statistic, it is most certainly preventable. So, let’s first delve into some science!

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Remembering the Blizzard of '78

Posted: February 2, 2018, 10:17 am by mpriante
40 years ago today marks the Blizzard of 1978, a storm that will always be remembered in infamy. In its wake, it left 20 to even 40 (!!!) inches of the white stuff across parts of the Mid-Atlantic and especially New England. Although we aren’t strangers to big snowstorms (we've seen a few big powerhouses in the last decade like the Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010 and the Blizzard of 2016), this storm was a very special one. 
 

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November/December 2017: Descending Into Winter

Posted: January 22, 2018, 12:44 pm by chewitt

Winter certainly wasted no time making an appearance this season! While November gave us a little taste of the cold, December gave us quite the seasonal shock. Let us dive right into what has been happening over the past two months.

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Top Ten Weather Events of 2017

Posted: January 11, 2018, 6:22 pm by askinner

The year of 2017 has come and gone and as we embark on the 2018 voyage, we are bombarded with the uncertainty of weather phenomena to come. Despite the yearly resolution many of us attempt to follow, there are always aspects of our lives that are simply out of our control, like powerful weather events. Here we reflect on some of the most costly, destructive, and immobilizing atmospheric incidents of the past year. 

 

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Do You Remember... The Blizzard of 1999?

Posted: January 11, 2018, 4:09 pm by nwiles

Thousands were out celebrating the first weekend of 1999 when snow slowly pushed into the Midwest late on New Year’s Day. States from Illinois to Ohio and Michigan were under the radar for a major snow event, but it would be Chicago and bordering areas around Lake Michigan that would take the brunt of the storm. It would go down as the second-worst blizzard of the 20th Century according to the National Weather Service. 

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Blizzard of 2018 Recap...

Posted: January 10, 2018, 12:47 pm by bmiller

Wow... What. A. Storm! That's probably the best way to describe the Blizzard of 2018.  This was a winter storm that wreaked havoc from Florida all the way to eastern Canada.  12 - 18 inches of snow fell in spots along the New Jersey Shore into eastern New England.  Additionally, Norfolk, Virginia saw nearly a foot of fresh snowfall. There was 3-6 inches into the eastern Carolinas, and even coatings of snow were seen across northern Florida (including Tallahassee).

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Warming Up the Car in Winter: Good or Bad?

Posted: December 14, 2017, 7:11 pm by askinner

Given the choice this winter, would you rather extend the life of your car or the life of the planet? The good news is that you don't have to choose! Enter the well-known myth: you should let your car warm-up before driving it in the winter. However, by skipping this pre-drive ritual, you’ll find that both your car and the environment benefit. Let’s look into where the notion came from and why it no longer holds. 

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Winter Weather Travel, Are You Prepared?

Posted: December 5, 2017, 4:15 pm by mpriante

Picture this: You're traveling on a road in a very remote area during a snowstorm. You take the necessary precautions while driving, but find that it becomes difficult to navigate the roads. Before you know it, your car is now stuck on the side of the road in the snow and you're also running low on gas. The snow also doesn't show any signs of stopping and temperatures are in the lower 20s. What do you do?

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