Doyle Rice and Sean Lahman USA TODAY Published 9:14 AM EST Feb 19, 2019 A powerful storm that began its journey Sunday in California will roar across the country over the next two to three days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain, and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans. That's about 60 percent of the population, AccuWeather said. "Parts of 39 of the 48 contiguous United States will be touched by the massive storm, including every state east of the Mississippi River," AccuWeather meteorologist Faith Eherts said. But for once, Rochester won't be feeling the brunt of this robust winter storm. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service say we'll see "dry and quiet weather" Tuesday. If snow comes to the region, the forecast says snowfall amounts will be less than an inch, and if there is a concern it is the possibility of some freezing rain Wednesday evening. Temperatures will climb into the 40s by Thursday. Much of the rest of … [Read more...] about Rochester NY weather: Area to be spared brunt of winter storm
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Syracuse, N.Y. -- As the coat of ice that fell overnight melts away in today’s rain, get ready for several days of lake effect snow.Rain changes to snow tonight as temperatures drop, and snow could fall off and on through Thursday night when cold air blows across the Great Lakes. The highest snow totals are likely to be in the North Country and the southwest corner of the state, the National Weather Service predicts.“Somebody will probably do pretty well and get like a foot of snow,” said Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kines.Syracuse could get 6 inches, depending on the winds, which are forecast to be largely from the northwest. Buffalo, Rochester and Binghamton are expected to get 2 to 3 inches by late Thursday.On its way out, the storm system that brought brought a hazardous coat of ice to roads and sidewalks overnight will swirl around and pull in moisture from the Atlantic Ocean by way of Canada. That will add some more snow to the lake effect, and the combination … [Read more...] about After ice and rain, lake effect snow returns to Upstate NY
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse crushed the high temperature record for Dec. 21 by 1 p.m.The official temperature at Hancock International Airport was 63 degrees. The previous record, set in 1988, was 58 degrees.We can thank a relentless flow of warm air from the Southeast, which also brought steady rain overnight.The warmth won’t last: As that warm air drains away to the Northeast, it will pull in cold Canadian air that will drop temperatures to near freezing by sunrise. When winds start to pick up on Saturday -- gusts could be as high as 35 mph -- the wind chill will plunge to about 20.That cold air is already on the way. Rochester’s temperature dropped from 57 to 51 from noon to 1 p.m.Light snow could start falling tonight, and another storm system could bring another round of light snow on Sunday or Monday. The odds of a white Christmas are better than 50-50, said Accuweather meteorologist Tom Kines.Upstate NY’s white Christmas odds are climbing -- a little … [Read more...] about Central NY crushes high temperature record — by 1 p.m.
SYRACUSE, NY -- The forecast for Thursday, Nov. 22 -- Thanksgiving Day -- calls for temperatures to struggle to reach 20 across much of Upstate New York. If that holds, it could set new cold temperature records for both the date and for Thanksgiving, going back to 1902. "It's going to be close," said Joanne LaBounty, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Binghamton. The good news: Thanksgiving may be cold but also clear, with no snow in the forecast. In Syracuse, according to today's look ahead from Accuweather, the forecast for Thursday is a high of 20 and a low of just 4. Here's the Thanksgiving outlook for Upstate New York as posted about 3:30 p.m. today by the NWS Binghamton office: LaBounty tabulated the all-time cold records in Syracuse for both Nov. 22 and for Thanksgiving, which falls on the second-to-last Thursday of November, and therefore comes on different dates. In Syracuse, for Nov. 22, the record low is 11, in 2008. That year also … [Read more...] about Will Thanksgiving 2018 be the coldest on record in Upstate New York?
Syracuse, N.Y. -- A cold snap coming this weekend is likely to bring the season's first accumulating lake effect snow to Upstate New York, meteorologists say. And in the near distance is a potential coastal storm that could drop more widespread snow early next week. The action starts Friday as a storm system from the Ohio Valley moves into Upstate with rain and some wet snow showers. (The National Weather Service says will be "a miserable day.") As that storm system pulls away toward New England, it will draw in very cold air from Canada across the relatively warm Great Lakes. That will drop lake effect snow to the east of lakes Erie and Ontario, particularly in the hills south of Buffalo and on Tug Hill late Friday and into Saturday. Wind chills across Upstate could drop into the teens as winds reach 30 mph. Accuweather meteorologist Jake Sojda said Tug Hill, the perennial bull's-eye for lake effect snow blowing off Lake Ontario, could see 6 inches of snow, with a couple spots a … [Read more...] about Upstate NY snow forecast: Lake effect, then ‘burgeoning coastal storm’