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?
How to Keep Warm at a Tailgate
After a long week filled with anticipation, it's finally time for the big game, but first, the fun-filled tailgate. You've packed the coolers, prepped the grill, and piled into the car with family and friends. Turning into the stadium, you’re graced with a sunny sky and a surge of happiness. You open the car door only to be smacked with a wall of unforgiving cold air, you’ve been blitzed! Here are some tips to avoid this cruel scenario and stay warm throughout the tailgate so you can enjoy the game afterwards.
Quiet Thanksgiving Week For The Northeast...
After a wet Wednesday across southern New England, a cold front has made it's way through the Northeast and the table is now set for a dry and chilly Thanksgiving from Boston to Washington, DC. High pressure will continue to build across the eastern seaboard, so travel plans on Thanksgiving Day will not be impacted by any weather issues. And, if you're cookin' in the kitchen all day, head outside for a refreshing break from the heat as most locations will only top out in the 30s and 40s. Here is a look at the forecast surface map for Thanksgiving along with early afternoon
How to Measure: Snowfall
Measuring snowfall sounds like an easy task at first, but a lot more work is involved than it would seem. Plenty of snow-lovers want to quickly run into their backyard and know how much snow fell by excitedly sticking a ruler in the snow. Trust us, we would love to do the same thing. That’s easy, right? Unfortunately, there are many problems with this and it leads to inaccurate totals.
The Miller Classification
No, we aren't talking about our two meteorologists, Brad Miller and Mark Miller (who by the way aren't even related). The Miller classification is something meteorologists use to classify types of Nor'easters, named after the researcher J.E. Miller who came up with this system in 1946. Nor'easters can happen at almost any time of the year, but are most frequent and strongest between September and April. These are rapidly developing low pressure systems that form along the eastern seaboard and bring strong northeast winds (hence the name), heavy precipitation and coastal flooding.
October 2017: Very Warm and Rather Uneventful
October was…quiet. Well, except for the rainstorm at the end of the month but it really was rather uneventful. It felt warm, it was dry until the very end of the month, and even with several frontal passages, there was not much to really make note of.
Another Warm Month Finishes Chilly
With the recent cold and snow in early November, it certainly seems like summer-like weather has been gone a long time, doesn’t it? However, very warm weather that dominated the final half of September persisted through a good chunk of October. Circumstances changed significantly to close out the month and although severe weather was not particularly notable, active weather did highlight the period at times.
"White Thanksgivings" in the Northeast
Typically, questions surrounding winter weather and holidays are reserved for Christmas. Most of us wonder each year who will experience a “White Christmas”, even though in the Northeast, it historically hasn’t happened that often. This got us thinking… how often has it snowed on Thanksgiving in recent years? We took a look at data for the last 50 years, and came up with answers – some of which were a little surprising!
Weather and Football
The National Football League (NFL) has become America's most watched and largest grossing sport. Each weekend, tens of millions of people sit down and watch teams battle rain or shine, hot or cold, which adds to the intrigue of each match-up.
Warning, Tire Pressure Low, Add Air!
Have you ever wondered why your tire pressure fluctuates with the change of temperature and seasons?
Before we get into the explanation of why this happens, let’s take a look at what normally happens with your vehicle’s tires on a daily basis. When you first start your vehicle in the morning, your tires are cold and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will give you a true indication of your actual tire pressure. Always check your vehicle’s manual to see if your tires are properly inflated.