Let us help you AFTER the storm
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?
Memorial Day Weekend Forecast...
Hard to believe, but the Memorial Day Weekend is here. That means cookout and beach season has finally arrived as well. And while the recent weekend weather here in the Northeast has been rather unfavorable, it looks like Mother Nature is going to change that for the unofficial start of summer (at least a little bit). Overall, the upcoming holiday weekend will be more dry than wet, but there are a few things that we'll be watching from Boston to Washington, DC.
2019 Summer Forecast
The summer of 2018 was not a friendly one for outdoor activities from the Midwest to the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Warm, humid conditions were common with a boatload of rain for many as well. The winter wasn’t snowy for everyone, but it remained wet and active, with only a few limited stretches of dry weather as we head through the spring months. The result? Wetter conditions than normal over the last 12 months across almost the entire Continental U.S. east of the Rockies.
2019 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook
The 2018 hurricane season was busier than normal and featured significant impacts in the Southeastern United States from Hurricanes Florence and Michael, though no direct impacts up the coast into the Northeast. As we approach June 1st, the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, let’s take a look at factors that will influence tropical activity and how the U.S. landfall risk looks compared to normal.
El Niño’s Influence
When is the Best Time to Plant?
Looking for some help deciding when to plant this spring? No matter if you’re a seasoned gardener or just looking to try it out, you need some information on the types of plants you're adding to the garden. You need to know the best time to plant, and it just so happens that the weather will impact that decision. There is a lot that goes into this equation, but for the sake of simplicity, we will focus on two main things: your location, and what you’re trying to put in the ground.
How Does Hail Develop?
When a thunderstorm rumbles through your area, a myriad of associated hazards are on the table. Depending on the atmospheric ingredients in place at the time, strong storms can bring damaging winds, torrential rain, and in particular instances, tornadoes and large hail. While a significant majority of hail is often the size of pea to penny size, or ¼” to ¾”, more robust storms can produce much larger hailstones. The largest that has been recorded in the United States, occurred back on July 23rd of 2010.
April 2019: Mild with Record Snow?
From severe thunderstorms to record breaking, out of season snowfall, April 2019 certainly had it all across the Midwest! Amazingly, even with the snowfall, it was a generally mild month across the region. Let’s dive into some specifics…
The Monthly Totals:
22nd Annual SIMA Symposium Upcoming!
June is quickly approaching which means it is time for WeatherWorks to showcase its products and services at the 22nd Annual SIMA Symposium in Grand Rapids, MI from June 25-28, 2019. As a partner and member of the SIMA organization for the last 18 years, it is always a pleasure to connect with industry professionals, seek new opportunities, and meet face to face with our clientele each year.
April 2019 Northeast Summary
The heart of spring was unseasonably warm and rather wet in the Northeast. April began with high pressure floating overhead which kept things quite cool to start. Then, a coastal low trekked north and hit the eastern half of New England with a good deal of rainfall on the 3rd, with around a 0.50” for most. The ensuing cold front knocked temperatures back some and consequently set the stage for a small wintry event on the 5th.
What Makes for a Bad Allergy Season?
As we approach the midway point of spring, we are also at the peak of allergy season. Millions of people suffer from sneezing, coughing, runny nose and itchy eyes this time of the year. And while each person reacts differently, there are a few factors that can lead to an enhanced allergy season.