A Look Back at the Weather of 2018

Posted: January 4, 2019, 11:24 am by mpriante
2018 was a wild ride, at least in the weather realm. We rang in the new year with temperatures well below normal, followed by a whirlwind of snowstorms in March and early April across the eastern seaboard. During the summer, a dry pattern across the Western U.S sparked wildfires that lasted well into the fall season, while hurricanes ravaged parts of Florida and the Carolina coastline with flooding rains and damaging wind. We even managed to end the year with an early season snowstorm. Here’s a look at some of the top Weather Events of 2018:

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Remembering the Blizzard of '78

Posted: February 2, 2018, 10:17 am by mpriante
40 years ago today marks the Blizzard of 1978, a storm that will always be remembered in infamy. In its wake, it left 20 to even 40 (!!!) inches of the white stuff across parts of the Mid-Atlantic and especially New England. Although we aren’t strangers to big snowstorms (we've seen a few big powerhouses in the last decade like the Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010 and the Blizzard of 2016), this storm was a very special one. 

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Winter Weather Travel, Are You Prepared?

Posted: December 5, 2017, 4:15 pm by mpriante

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?

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Home Heating tips to save you Big Bucks

Posted: November 24, 2017, 4:22 pm by mpriante

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The Miller Classification

Posted: November 14, 2017, 1:17 pm by mpriante

 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.

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How Do We Measure Temperature?

Posted: October 2, 2017, 2:57 pm by mpriante

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.

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