Remembering the Blizzard of '78
Winter Weather Travel, Are You Prepared?
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?
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.
How Do We Measure Temperature?
You’ve seen it before: on the evening weather report, in your home, on your phone, and even displayed on your local bank’s signage. Temperature is everywhere. It is one of the most crucial points in any forecast. It can determine whether you’re sweating or shivering, or if it’s wet or frozen outside. For the busy person on the go, the temperature can be the difference between a light jacket and a full-fledged parka during the winter.