How to Keep Warm at a Tailgate
After a long week filled with anticipation, it's finally time for the big game, but first, the fun-filled tailgate. You've packed the coolers, prepped the grill, and piled into the car with family and friends. Turning into the stadium, you’re graced with a sunny sky and a surge of happiness. You open the car door only to be smacked with a wall of unforgiving cold air, you’ve been blitzed! Here are some tips to avoid this cruel scenario and stay warm throughout the tailgate so you can enjoy the game afterwards.
How to Measure: Snowfall
Measuring snowfall sounds like an easy task at first, but a lot more work is involved than it would seem. Plenty of snow-lovers want to quickly run into their backyard and know how much snow fell by excitedly sticking a ruler in the snow. Trust us, we would love to do the same thing. That’s easy, right? Unfortunately, there are many problems with this and it leads to inaccurate totals.
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.
October 2017: Very Warm and Rather Uneventful
October was…quiet. Well, except for the rainstorm at the end of the month but it really was rather uneventful. It felt warm, it was dry until the very end of the month, and even with several frontal passages, there was not much to really make note of.
Another Warm Month Finishes Chilly
With the recent cold and snow in early November, it certainly seems like summer-like weather has been gone a long time, doesn’t it? However, very warm weather that dominated the final half of September persisted through a good chunk of October. Circumstances changed significantly to close out the month and although severe weather was not particularly notable, active weather did highlight the period at times.
Warning, Tire Pressure Low, Add Air!
Have you ever wondered why your tire pressure fluctuates with the change of temperature and seasons?
Before we get into the explanation of why this happens, let’s take a look at what normally happens with your vehicle’s tires on a daily basis. When you first start your vehicle in the morning, your tires are cold and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will give you a true indication of your actual tire pressure. Always check your vehicle’s manual to see if your tires are properly inflated.
A Mainly Dry and Warm September in the Northeast
What a flip-flop of a month September was! While August gave us the impression summer really wasn’t going to make a comeback, September brought back the real dog days of summer. While we were initially cool with tropical influences, the second half of the month was a near non-stop stretch of warmth and largely dry weather.
First Month of Fall Gets a Summer Finish
The Midwest once again found another month with major temperature swings in September as the transition to meteorological fall began. It was a cool beginning to September as a trough presided in the east with a large blocking ridge in the west. Ideally, this may have been a sign of the end the heat and a move over to cooler fall weather. However, summer decided to make a comeback instead.
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.