An Unsettled Week Ahead...
The Northeast won't see much sun this week as another stalled frontal boundary provides the focus for plenty of clouds and several chances of rain. The stationary front will be located mainly along the Mason-Dixon line and into southern New Jersey, but it will "waver" a bit to the north as disturbances ride along the front throughout the week. The further north you go, rain chances will not be as widespread, the further south, there will be flooding concerns for sure. The most difficult part of the forecast will be timing out each disturbance and who sees the mos
Where is it Still Snowing?
Now that it’s June, thoughts of snow and winter are in the rear view mirror. Our last Certified Snowfall Totals® report was published on May 31st. However, parts of the western United States are still seeing the white stuff. Now, we are talking about the mountainous regions in the West and elevations above 5000 feet. But, nonetheless, there are a few ski areas that are having a record season.
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.
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.