A Wet Start To The Holiday Weekend...
It looks like it will be a warm finish to the work week in the Northeast, but heavy rain is in the forecast as well. A strong storm system will impact the entire east coast over the next few days with the potential for flooding and severe weather. Ahead of the storm, winds will turn south and despite limited sunshine, temperatures will climb well into the 60s and 70s on Friday. The only exceptions will be on Long Island and parts of southern New England due to the cooler onshore flow.
Severe Weather Season is Here.
Well, it looks like the Midwest has escaped the grip of Old Man Winter and spring has finally arrived. We now get to look forward to warmer temperatures, longer evenings, and plenty of outdoor activities. However, at the same time, severe weather becomes a concern for this part of the country. And while the Midwest can get severe weather at just about any time of the year, April – June are usually the busiest months.
It Can Snow in April!
While it doesn’t happen all that often, it still can snow in April here in the Northeast. In fact, just last April, parts of the I-95 corridor saw a minor accumulation of snow. However, there have been some very memorable April snowstorms. One in particular really stands out and that occurred April 6 – 7th, 1982. Central Park received 9.6” of snow, 13.3” fell in Boston, while 14.1” of snow fell in Hartford. Meanwhile, the storm produced over 13 inches of snow in Albany while parts of the Catskills received almost 2 feet!!
What Are The Dog Days Of Summer?
We have all heard the phrase before, but what exactly are the dog days of summer? It's normally used to describe those hazy, hot and humid summer days (like this week). However, you may be wondering how such a unique phrase got started...and does it really have anything to do with dogs?
Do You Remember...The Storm Of The Century?
Hard to believe that it's been 25 years since the 1993 Storm of the Century impacted the eastern third of the United States. Record snowfall, severe weather, and coastal flooding were the greatest impacts with the storm. Low pressure developed in the Gulf of Mexico on March 12th and quickly deepened as it expanded northward. At its height, the storm stretched from eastern Canada to Honduras in Central America! The storm finally dissipated over the North Atlantic on March 15.
Blizzard of 2018 Recap...
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).
First Frost, Freeze, & Snow Dates: Northeast
Despite the best efforts of summer to hold on into fall, cold weather will inevitably prevail across the area once again. Daylight has been decreasing at a rapid rate over the last month and average temperatures have been falling steadily as well. While parts of the interior Northeast have already seen their first frost at the time of this writing (October 6th), most along the coast (including the big cities) have not.
Unsettled Weather Ahead for the I-95 Corridor
Ask, and you shall receive....Some much needed rain is in the forecast for areas that could certainly use it. The question is, could we see too much of a good thing? It has been a dry and hot summer for many, especially those of us along the I-95 corridor from Boston to Washington, DC. However, over the next few days, the weather pattern looks to favor an extended period of wet weather. So, here's the set-up. A cold front will sweep through the mid-Atlantic and New England with some periods of rain and even a few rumbles of thunder tonight and early tomorrow.
Hurricane Irene - 5 Year Anniversary
Hard to believe but 5 years have passed since Hurricane Irene devestated the East Coast of the United States. The hurricane made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina before cutting through the Northeast and New England eventually dissipating over eastern Canada. Unfortunately, a total of 56 people were killed and the storm caused over 15 billion dollars in damage in the U.S making Irene one of the top 10 costliest hurricanes in United States history.