Winter Kicks into High Gear: January and February 2015

Posted: March 11, 2015, 1:40 pm by cspeciale

After record snow deficits and warmth in December 2014, Mother Nature completely switched gears ushering record breaking cold and a seemingly endless parade of winter storms for January and February 2015. Some of the coldest air in over 20 years poured into the Northeast, leading to consecutive days with temperatures 10 to 25 degrees below normal. In terms of snowfall, New England was by far hardest hit where an astonishing 50 - 80 inches of snow fell in under three weeks, challenging the record for snowiest winter! Let's look into the highlights from the heart of winter 2015.

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Winter Continues Tonight & Thursday

Posted: March 3, 2015, 8:53 pm by cspeciale
NAM modeled 7AM temperatures March 5, 2015


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A Backwards November and December 2014

Posted: January 2, 2015, 11:42 am by cspeciale


Above is a snow covered fall foliage landscape from November 2014 in Warren County, NJ


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2014 Top 5 Extreme Weather Events

Posted: December 24, 2014, 3:13 pm by cspeciale


(Above images courtesy of Wiki Commons)


As we say goodbye to 2014, let’s review the top 5 most impressive and extreme weather events that occurred throughout the U.S this year in chronological order.

February 12 – 13, 2014 Northeast Snowstorm

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Wet and Rather Warm in October 2014

Posted: November 4, 2014, 7:50 am by cspeciale

Above image of a water spout near Seaside Park, NJ October 21, 2014. Image courtesy of Eric Wojciechowsk on Vimeo. See video below.

While the Northeast endured a persistent dry trend over the past few months, Mother Nature switched gears in October bombarding the region with back to back systems and putting the brakes on the ongoing deficit. In fact, the amount of rain Boston received this month was more than double the combined monthly rainfall total from August and September! Let’s review this busy month.

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New England Drought Affecting Fall Foliage?

Posted: October 8, 2014, 9:28 am by cspeciale

Left: Weymouth Back River, MA Sept 2014 (license). Right: Typical foliage scene from October 2014

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A Dry Transition to Autumn: September 2014

Posted: October 7, 2014, 9:41 am by cspeciale


Above photo shows early fall foliage seen in late September 2014. 
Photo from Kimberly Vardemen via flickr (


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A Mainly Quiet End to Summer: August 2014 Summary

Posted: September 3, 2014, 4:19 pm by cspeciale
Spring Lake, NJ during one of the many gorgeous summer beach days. Photo from Nick Harris ( via WikiCommons under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license.


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Waterlogged! Historic Rainfall Review August 12 - 13, 2014

Posted: September 2, 2014, 12:41 pm by cspeciale


View of the Southern State Parkway on Long Island Aug 13, 2014, courtesy NYSDOT.


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A Very Busy July!

Posted: August 5, 2014, 8:28 am by cspeciale
Manasquan, NJ July 14, 2014. Photo Courtesy Andrew Mills/The Star Ledger

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