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About bobbo428

  • Birthday April 28

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    Endwell, NY (5 miles west of Binghamton)


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    Music, writing, much more
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    March 14, 2017

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  1. When I last read the weather summary, it appeared that this was bound for suppression for us. I don't mind suppression is people who had been shafted this winter could cash in (and we could get some sun). However, NWS has gone from suppression all the way to slop. Who will get biggest billing for this fest?! As usual, Snow will be the opening act, following by Mr. Sleet, and Mr. ZR. we were spared Miss Rain this past Tuesday night, but who knows? Will it be 25 percent of each guest on Slopfest II's bill? How much do tickets to the fest cost? a few weeks ago, it appeared that this month would be a rerun of February 2007, but now it seems like '08. I'd like 2009: mild and dry, if we can't have snow.
  2. We will get just enough rain and mildness to wash away tuesday’s snow. After the frontal passage, we will be back to bare ground, cloudy skies, and cold air.
  3. bobbo428

    Winter 2018-2019 | Outlooks and Discussion

    It will be interesting if this month actually ends up below normal, despite our having three daily record high temperatures last week. (Two of the records occurred on days with very easy-to-break records, in the upper-40s). Only two other months wih three record-high days, June 1988 and January 2000, ended up colder than average. With June 1988, however, there were also three record lows (one of which fell in 2010). January 2000, however, had three record highs early in the month--followed by a drastic pattern change around the 14th, leading to a month that wound up one degree colder than normal. This month may end up more like February 2005--mild first half, cold second half. Of course, the mild weather coincided with my week in Florida, and it got cold around the time I returned.
  4. bobbo428

    February 12-13, 2019 | Winter Storm

    Slopfest 2019, the February Edition, was predictable--a half an inch of precipitation and only half the predicted snowfall. As usual, the mixing occurred hours ahead of schedule. The snow wasn't very successful, but still, Slopfest was a success. The musical stars included the percussive sleet and the rhythm of the freezing rain. There may not have been a slide trombone, but the ZR certainly caused folks to slide. Some music can cause people's hearts to melt, but fortunately, a frequent member of the slopfest band, Mr. Rain, didn't melt any of our snow. That will be up to Friday's guest.
  5. bobbo428

    February 16-18, 2019 | Winter Storm

    This has the potential to give us two overcast days, so I'll be rooting for Mid Atlantic denizens to get some snow--good luck, folks.
  6. bobbo428

    February 12-13, 2019 | Winter Storm

    I remember a brutal windstorm (February or March 1967), caused by an abrupt frontal passage. Blowing snow was all around. I was only in Kindergarten, but I remember very well standing near a house to shield myself from the gale-force winds until my bus came. Snow days were a rarity before 1971. In contrast, Feb. 8, 2013 was a snow day for local school children based on the forecast of snow--a storm that failed to produce a flake of snow for us until 5 PM.
  7. bobbo428

    February 12-13, 2019 | Winter Storm

    We were supposed to get 6-8 inches, but we have had only three--and nothing but sleet, which is going over to ZR. I had a feeling we'd be in the doughnut hole. This is shaping up to be a February with lots of precipitation but below-normal snowfall.
  8. bobbo428

    February 12-13, 2019 | Winter Storm

    Sleet is dominating now; I expect ZR to be the next act on the bill of Slopfest 2019.
  9. bobbo428

    February 12-13, 2019 | Winter Storm

    I was optimistic— the sleet has begun ALREADY. And we have had less than 3 inches of snow. Slopfest 2019 has begun!!!
  10. bobbo428

    February 12-13, 2019 | Winter Storm

    It is colder than predicted at the surface, but the onset of the sleet has actually been pushed up a few hours. I expect to hear rattling around 1 pm.
  11. bobbo428

    February 12-13, 2019 | Winter Storm

    This is becoming less of a snowstorm and more of a slopfest all the time. We WILL be getting a lot of precipitation--as usual, but not much snow out of this.
  12. bobbo428

    February 16-18, 2019 | Winter Storm

    This would have been a good post for Snowbal, our towel-throwing expert! LOL!
  13. bobbo428

    February 12-13, 2019 | Winter Storm

    I looked at my NWS, and the warmer transition has reached us already. We were in the bull's eye yesterday (as we almost always are), and the transition has begun already. They have already raised next Wednesday's high to 35 degrees. One thing that I am assured of is that we will receive a lot of precipitation from this.
  14. bobbo428

    Winter 2018-2019 | Outlooks and Discussion

    Here in upstate NY, I am actually enjoying this warm interlude. It is very similar to this week in 1991 (same days of the week as well). It reached 55 in Binghamton on Monday, Feb. 4, 1991 and currently is 56 degrees here. It will make winter go by more slowly. I enjoy snow a lot, but I don't enjoy cold and ice. At age 57, I am at the point in life that I have to be cautious where I walk. It feels like mid-April and looks like early March out. We'll probably be sans snow once the late-week rain is through with us.
  15. bobbo428

    February 6-8, 2019 | Winter Storm

    I am so looking forward to the late-week cold rain/mudfest (NOT), followed by the cold air, which will coincide with--you guessed it--the return to bare ground for the first time in a month in Greater Binghamton.