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Latest odds and storm events for the holidays tracked


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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. bobbo428

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    I am enjoying reading about the awesome snow totals down in Virginia and North Carolina. We had our big storm in March 2017 (and a good storm last month as well), so it is good that the South is getting in on the action this time around.
  2. bobbo428

    December 14-17, 2018 | "Winter" Storm

    I truly hope that this can miss us somehow--there seldom has been a system I've wanted to be a miss like this one. I need to hold on to my 1-2 inches of snow while I can.
  3. bobbo428

    December 14-17, 2018 | "Winter" Storm

    Once the solution becomes a cutter, it tends to remain a cutter. If this is not a snow maker, I hope it misses us altogether because one thing we don’t need is rain!
  4. bobbo428

    December 8-10, 2018 | Winter Storm

    I am enjoying following this Southern slider--if we can't get any snow, I am hoping that someone who hasn't seen snow in a long time can get a good storm out of this. When storms miss us, they usually come just close enough to give us maximum overcast. If we don't get snow, I hope it stays far enough south that we can get some sun. The second half of October--and all of November--were not only cold but sun-starved in upstate NY.
  5. bobbo428

    Winter 2018-2019 | Outlooks and Discussion

    I have no idea for sure when the Northeast will get another snowfall, but I have a strong suspicion that it will occur two weeks from tonight, on Dec. 16. The reason I say this is hat I am supposed to read at a poetry event that night. My most recent scheduled poetry open mike was supposed to be the night of Nov. 15, but it was canceled due to that night's snowstorm. I enjoy snowstorms, but not when I am supposed to read poems.
  6. bobbo428

    December 2-4, 2018 | Winter Storm Potential

    Our 33-degree rain has begun--at the temperature I had expected. Don't you all love it when it is raining and 33 degrees? I didn't think so. Our only truly dry month all year has been April, and because of the cold it felt damp.
  7. bobbo428

    December 2-4, 2018 | Winter Storm Potential

    I don't know her that well--I was trying to be humorous. I hope you were being humorous too. I feel creatively stifled.
  8. bobbo428

    Fall 2018 | Outlook and Discussion

    November 2018 was a very unusual month in our area: it was our wettest in 46 years, with over 6 inches of precipitation. It was also our third snowiest, with 26 inches of white. In addition, it was our fourth coldest and coldest since 1995. We also had our lowest temperature recorded in airport history on the 23rd, replacing the old mark of 3 above in 1976.
  9. bobbo428

    December 2-4, 2018 | Winter Storm Potential

    One good facet of this is that it will feel mild--we haven't seen 50 in December since 12/27/15, so it wouldn't take much to get our mildest December day in three years. I was hoping that Dec. 2 would be mild because it is the b-day of a waitress I like.
  10. bobbo428

    December 2-4, 2018 | Winter Storm Potential

    Still looking like a routine late fall storm (read: cutter) for us--I expect exactly the same conditions as last weekend. We can kiss the three inches of snow we received last night and today goodbye. Cutters almost never miss us.
  11. bobbo428

    December 2-4, 2018 | Winter Storm Potential

    This is a fall storm for us--it will be exactly like today this weekend. We already have a 90 percent chance of a wetter-than-normal December, and the month hasn't even begun yet. Aren't Great Lakes Cutters wonderful? Sure they are.
  12. bobbo428

    Great Appalachian Snowstorm of 1950

    I found it to be fascinating reading. I was not alive then, but my parents were right on the borderline between rain and snow (Scranton, PA).
  13. This has been a predictable event--for most of the afternoon, it was a 33-degree rain. Oursnow shall soon be replaced by that late-autumn "delight," mud. We are approaching the top five in terms of Novembers with the most precipitation. Even if we don't get another flake of snow, we have clinched fourth place for snowfall and have a chance at third if backend snows pan out in the next few days.
  14. Whoa here it comes Watch out folks, there'll be no white Whoa here it comes It's a snow eater (a.k.a. Great Lakes Cutter) On Feb. 14, 2016, we had our all-time coldest February minimum of 18 below. Two days later, we had a major February storm. Unfortunately, it was a rainmaker--just like tomorrow's. I can hardly wait. Yeah, sure.
  15. We had our all-time coldest November minimum this morning, when we fell to an even zero degrees. We beat the all-time airport record of 3 above by 3 degrees. This cold snap was as anomalous as an 80-degree high would be on the other extreme because 77 degrees (3 shy of 80) is the warmest we have ever been in November in airport history. Before last year, we had a 12-year drought of even making it to zero in December! The last time we fell to zero in December was 12/31/17 The last time we fell to zero in January was Jan. 15 of this year. The last time we fell to zero in February was on 2/15/16. The last time we made it to zero in March was on 3/6/15. So now, we have made it to zero during each of the five coldest months of the year.