Nov. – Jan. 2013: A Busy Start to Winter
Now that we have reached the mid - point of the 2013 – 2014 winter season, it is very apparent that we are in the midst of an unusually active and cold winter. In fact, a few places along I -95 have recorded some of their snowiest and coldest winter months ever on record. Let’s take a look back at November through January to learn just how busy Mother Nature has kept the Northeast this winter.
30 Inch Hype: Don't Believe it!
Over the past few days, many have been asking about a 30 inch blizzard next week. My advice to you, is please don't believe it. Many of these blizzard rumors have roots in amateur weather facebook/twitter pages that just post whichever model produces the most snow. Most of these pages are created by those who do not have a degree in meteorology and just like the weather. Every operational forecaster on our staff (including the social media department) have either bachelor's or master's degrees in meteorology and that's why you will NOT find this storm currently mentioned in our media.
November 17th Severe Weather Outbreak: An In-Depth Look
Top Weather Events of 2013
Another whole year of weather has come and gone, and now that 2013 is officially in the books we thought it would be a good time to look back on some of the more extreme weather events. This past year certainly did have its fair share of active weather, not only here in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, but across the nation and even the world. Below we will highlight some of the most significant weather events of 2013.
Mid-Winter Report Card
Well the winter of 2013-2014 is just about at its half-way point. Meteorological winter is considered to be December, January and February; although winter weather will often linger into at least the first half of March. Based on the definition of meteorological winter the mid-point would be January 15th. With this in mind, I was curious how this winter "stacks up" so far. I'm sure anyone can tell you that this winter is off to a fast, very active start; all areas in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have already seen several snow and ice events along with outbreaks of brutal cold.