I have been an avid buff since the Blizzard of 1969 dumped 25 inches of snow on us near Binghamton, NY. I was 8 years of age at the time, and my interest in weather has not abated since!
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30 Mar 2013
I have a hunch that we will be getting a big Miller A storm in the Northeast around Christmas. Sometimes a feeling comes to me, and this one has been nagging at me for a while. Somebody in the Poconos or the Catskills could wind up with up to 3 or 4 feet. Now this all depends on whether El Nino will pan out. This won't even reach the GFS fantasy range until around December 7, but I thought I'd give you all a heads up (and make sure something happens to Henry's Big Daddy hat so it won't jinx the storm and turn it into a GLC with tons of rain. LOL!)
13 Jan 2013
I have learned a lot from fellow Accu Weather forum posters. These quotes cover a variety of weather events, mainly in the Northeast/Middle Atlantic, but other parts of the country are featured as well. Quotes ranged from the sublime to the frustrated, from anxious to amped, from exhilarated to exasperated. Awesome or awful, weather is our passion. Here are my favorite quotes from fellow posters from 2012—in chronological order:
1. IF I HAD 1 WISH, I'D WISH FOR MORE WISHES. AND
TONS OF SNOW.
Seen on profile of Westlafayette62 in January 2012
2. JUST LIKE THE NY METS, THE SEASON SEEMS TO BE OVER
EVEN BEFORE IT REALLY GETS STARTED. SURE, SOME WILL
REBUT THAT IT'S NOT OVER AND THAT IT WILL SNOW.
GUESS WHAT? THE METS WILL WIN SOME GAMES, BUT IT
WON'T REALLY MATTER. Said by MillerA, 1-4-12
3. I JUST LOVE ALL THESE NEW THREADS THAT KEEP
POPPING UP AND ALL THE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT IT,
AND WHEN THE DATE ACTUALLY COMES AROUND
IT’S RAIN OR NOTHING, LOL
4. ME THINKS SOMEONE DIVIDED BY ZERO THIS WINTER!
5. THE WEATHER WAS WHAT IT WAS. NOW THAT I'M AWARE,
THERE'S NO TURNING BACK.
6. WOW, THE GFS IS SUCH A GREAT MAGICIAN! IT JUST
VANISHED THE CLIPPER (BEST SHOT AT SNOW SO FAR
THIS SEASON IN DELAWARE) RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES
ON THE 12Z! THAT IS REAL TALENT!
7. SQUALL LINE DOESN'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO MEAN
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS; IT CAN MEAN A LINE OF
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN, GUSTY WINDS AND MAYBE
RUMBLES OF THUNDER.
NYC Suburbs, from his post of 1-21
8. EVERYTHING IS WAY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE THOUGH
AS FAR AS SPRING GOES (BUGS, PERENNIALS,
GRASS, YARDWORK, ETC.)
The Maine Man, 3-18
9. AS IF ON CUE, OUR DEPT HAD OUR FIRST DECENT BRUSH
FIRE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON...ONLY BURNED ABOUT 1/2
ACRE THANKS TO ALMOST NO WINDS, BUT THE FIELD WAS
DEFINITELY BONE DRY AND WAITING TO FLARE.
10. MY FAVORITE, 38 DEGREE RAIN... THE ONLY THING
BETTER IS THE 32.1 DEGREE HEAVY DOWNPOUR
I'D ASSUME THE NUMBER OF 38 DEGREE RAINS WE'VE
SEEN THIS YEAR IS CLOSE TO THE AVERAGE DAYS OF
SNOW WE GET PER WINTER... WOULDN'T SURPRISE ME
IF THAT WAS ACTUALLY THE CASE
NYC Suburbs, from his post of 3-30
11. I SAY IT AGAIN: MOTHER NATURE MAY BE THE
BIGGEST INTERNET (AND REALITY) TROLL EVER
12. UP HERE IN BACK DOOR COLD FRONT LAND WE'RE
STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THE 1-DAY WARMTH
SURGE WILL GET HERE WITHOUT CLOUDS
AND RAIN INTERFERING.
NYC Suburbs, 5-1-12
13. THERE'S NOTHING WORSE FOR A SNOW LOVER THAN A
SUMMER FULL OF BLOCKING REPLACED BY AN ENDLESS
ZONAL FLOW IN THE WINTER
NYC Suburbs, May 31 (?)
14. 40 YEARS AGO IN WEATHER HISTORY. I WAS INTRODUCED
TO A GIRL NAMED AGNES. I'VE NOT BEEN QUITE THE
SAME, EVER SINCE
Undertakerson , 6-2012
15. CAN'T EVEN RAIN RIGHT AROUND HERE, LET ALONE
STORM. WAS HOPING WE'D FINALLY GET A COUPLE OF
THUNDERSTORMS, BUT AS USUAL NO
INSTABILITY AROUND HERE.
16. COINCIDENCE, THE NUMBER OF THE YEAR IS NO
INDICATION OF THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF ANY
MONTH. THOUGH HERE IN NORTHERN OHIO I'VE HAD THE
SAME THING. 2000 AND 2004 WERE COOLER THAN NORMAL,
2008 WAS NORMAL OR VERY SLIGHTLY COOLER, AND
THE REST HAVE ALL BEEN STRICTLY AT OR ABOVE
NORMAL, WITH 2009 AND 2011 THE CLOSEST TO
NORMAL (USING AVERAGE OF ALL STATIONS IN VICINITY).
DOESN'T PRE-DATE THIS CENTURY HOWEVER, AS 1999
AND 1997 WERE AT OR BELOW NORMAL (NOT LEAP
YEARS). AND IN SOUTHERN OHIO, 2009 WAS COOLER
THAN NORMAL. JUST HAPPENS TO BE A COINCIDENCE
IN THIS PARTICULAR PART OF THE COUNTRY (BOTH
MINE AND YOURS). HOPE IT CONTINUES FOR AT
LEAST ONE MORE YEAR THOUGH!
17. IT'S REALLY DRY HERE THOUGH, BEEN ABOUT A WEEK
AND A HALF SINCE I MOWED THE GRASS HERE, ONLY
PLACE IT'S GROWING IS IN THE SHADE, BROWN IN THE
SUN AREAS. GOTTA WATER THE GARDEN TOMORROW
BEFORE THIS NEXT ROUND OF 90 DEGREE
HEAT COMES IN.
18. SOUTH OF I-80 IN SUMMER EQUALS EXTREME HEAT, IN
WINTER IT EQUALS COLD RAIN.
From LUCC, 7-4
19. COME ON STORMS! KEEP MOVIN' THIS WAY! MY GRASS
LOOKS LIKE DEATH VALLEY.
Melissa from Illinois, 7-13
20. DO NOT ENTER: NO STORM ZONE
seen on NYC Suburbs signature or avatar, mid-July
21. I'VE SEEN HAIL VIDEOS/PICS BEFORE, BUT SEEING THEM
ON A COMPUTER IS A DIFFERENT THING... MY HOPE IS TO
SOMEDAY GET TO WATCH HAIL FALL AND ACTUALLY GET
TO HOLD A HAILSTONE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT'S
ACCUMULATING OR NOT
NYC Suburbs, from his post of 7-26
22. ALL THE LOCAL MEDIA WAS IN EXTREME HYPE MODE
WITH ADDED CRAWLS ON THE TV SCREEN AND BREAKING
NEWS REPORTS AD NAUSEUM. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW
THAT WEATHER IS STILL NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE AND
WITH ALL THE MODELING AVAILABLE, MISTAKES ARE
MADE. UNFORTUNATELY THIS LEADS THE PUBLIC TO
DEVELOP THE "CRYING WOLF" SYNDROME, WHICH MAY
SOME DAY, LEAD TO CATASTROPHIC RESULTS SHOULD A
FORECAST ACTUALLY DEVELOP AS PREDICTED AND BE
IGNORED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
Sky King , 7-27
23. EVERY TROPICAL SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
YOU CAN'T HAVE TWO ALIKE-- ITS IMPOSSIBLE. THE
WEATHER AND PHENOMENON OF WHAT WE CALL THIS
EARTH WILL NEVER BE 100% EXACTLY THE SAME AT THE
TIME OF A STORM LIKE ANOTHER STORM. THAT IS WHY
THIS PLANET IS SO AMAZING AND WE ARE SO
FASCINATED BY THE WEATHER.
Hassaywx2306, 8-22 —about Tropical Storm Isaac
24. FOR THE RECORD—I AM THE MISSOURI MAULER!
JDRenken, one of his perennial quotes
25. WHOA...THAT´S TOO CLOSE INDEED. CMC AND ECMWF
WENT MUCH MORE TO THE WEST ON THE 12Z RUN. THIS
LESLIE IS STILL NOT SOMETHING TO BE DISREGARDED.
Phased Vort, 9-3-12
26. NADINE HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST RIDICULOUS STORM
I'VE EVER FOLLOWED... WENT IN 3 ADVISORIES FROM
TROPICAL TO SUBTROPICAL TO POST-TROPICAL-- HAVE
NO IDEA WHAT COULD POSSIBLY FOLLOW THIS... WE
MIGHT AS WELL HAVE NADINE REDEVELOP INTO A
MAJOR HURRICANE AND STRIKE GREENLAND
AT THIS RATE
NYC Suburbs, 9-21-12
27. THERE ARE A LOT OF RED FLAG WARNINGS, INCLUDING
FOR OUR MOUNTAINS HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
HIGH HEAT + VERY LOW HUMIDITIES (I OBSERVED A
HUMIDITY OF 9% AT MY HOUSE YESTERDAY) + DRIER
THAN NORMAL 2011-12 WET SEASON + OFFSHORE
FLOW = DANGEROUS FIRE CONDITIONS.
Said by Beck, 10-2
28. 99% OF WINTER STORMS SHOULD REMAIN NAMELESS IS
BECAUSE... A SNOWSTORM THAT IS JUST A LITTLE TOO
WARM IS USUALLY JUST A NICE, SOFT RAIN EVENT. LOL
Crazy Don , 10-2
29. WELL THAT'S THE FUN THING ABOUT HISTORY - IF IT HAD
HAPPENED BEFORE, IT WOULDN'T BE HISTORIC...AND THE
MOST HISTORIC OF EVENTS HAVE ONLY
EVER HAPPENED ONCE.
30. THE PROSPECT OF AN EXTREMELY RARE WEATHER EVENT
THAT IS COMPLETELY OUT OF OUR CONTROL PRODUCES
A COMBINATION OF ANXIETY AND ALLURE WHICH WHEN
COMBINED LEADS TO EXCITEMENT OVER THE SITUATION.
31. I CAN'T CATCH UP...EVERY PAGE I READ, ANOTHER
PAGE GETS ADDED!
MissMarisa, from her post of 10-26—about all the Sandy-related posts
32. THERE HAVE PROBABLY BEEN SOME STORMS THAT
HEADED N OR NNW INSTEAD OF NE, BUT I CAN'T THINK
OF ONE THAT TOOK SANDY'S SCENARIO, FROM SE
STRAIGHT NORTHWESTWARD PERFECTLY AIMING AT THE
NJ COAST, WHILE ALSO INTENSIFYING. THIS IS WHAT
MAKES SANDY A HISTORIC STORM. EVEN IN THE FANTASY
STORM MAPS I RANDOMLY SKETCH WHEN BORED I NEVER
ENVISIONED SUCH A SCENARIO WITH A 948 MB HURRICANE
CHARGING STRAIGHT TOWARDS NEW JERSEY. THIS IS
ALMOST UNIMAGINABLE WHAT WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE
TODAY...WE'VE BEEN SAYING FOR SO LONG THAT NYC
WAS REALLY OVERDUE FOR A HURRICANE, AND THIS
LOOKS TO BE IT. COMPARED TO THIS, IRENE LOOKS LIKE
JUST A PREPARATION. APPARENTLY MOTHER NATURE
TRIED ONCE TO END THE HURRICANE GAP BUT IT WASN'T
THE WORST CASE SCENARIO PEOPLE FEARED, SO
SHE'S TRYING AGAIN...
NYC Suburbs, 10-29-12
33. AND TO THINK WE ROLLED OUR EYES OVER SOME OF
THOSE MODEL READINGS A FEW DAYS AGO. 946! MAN
THAT MAKES MY JOINTS HURT AND SINUSES JAM JUST TO
THINK ABOUT IT./ LOW 940'S IS A GOOD POSSIBILITY.
Undertakerson and Snowman11, 10-29
34. IF THE ECMWF CONTINUES SO SOLID LIKE THIS DURING
THE WINTER, WE WILL NOT NEED ANOTHER MODEL.
IMPRESSIVE. IT'S GOOD BECAUSE THIS WAY WE WON'T
NEED TO BE GOING CRAZY ABOUT STORMS THAT IN THE
END WILL NOT BE SNOW ONES FOR THE THREAD'S
REGION. LIKE IF THE ECMWF SAYS LAKES CUTTER, THEN
IT WILL BE A LAKES CUTTER.
Phased Vort, 11-4
35. HERE'S WHAT I AM CONVINCED IS GOING TO HAPPEN: IT
WILL BEGIN TO SNOW ON DEC. 19TH, 2 HOURS AFTER I GET
ON THE PLANE TO CALIFORNIA. SOMEHOW, DURING THAT
WEEK WE WILL HAVE 3 BACK-TO-BACK NOR'EASTERS.
SUDDENLY, THE DAY BEFORE I COME HOME, THE
TEMPERATURES WILL SHOOT UP INTO THE HIGH 80S. AND
WHEN I LAND IN ALBANY, ALL THE SNOW WILL BE A WET
SLOPPY MESS. AT THAT POINT, THE WINTER WILL ONCE
AGAIN CEASE TO BE!
36. WELCOME TO THE FUN/MADNESS/AWESOMENESS/
RESPECTFUL DISAGREEMENT/COMMON ENJOYMENT
THAT WE ALL COME TO LOVE.
Undertakerson, 11-17—welcoming a newbie
37. HISTORIANS, ARCHAEOLOGISTS, MAYA EXPERTS, AND
MODERN MAYANS SAY THAT THE ANCIENT MAYA DID NOT
SEE THE END OF THE MAYA LONG COUNT CALENDAR AS
THE END OF THE WORLD. THEY SAW IT AS SIMPLY THE
END OF AN ERA, AND THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ONE.
IT'S LIKE HOW WE SEE THE END OF THIS YEAR'S
CALENDAR AS THE END OF THIS YEAR.
Zaxflaya, 12-12—the only non-weather quote from the forums
38. SO AS THE WAY THINGS LOOK RIGHT NOW, AM I GUESSING
CORRECTLY THAT THIS WINTER WILL PROBABLY TURN
OUT LIKE LAST WINTER? WHICH WOULD BE VERY LITTLE
SNOW? I WONDER IF THIS IS GONNA BE THE NORM FROM
NOW ON, WITH GLOBAL WARMING.
Mulligan, circa 12-17
39. I GO UP TO ALBANY, I STAY DRY WHILE NYC GETS HEAVY
SNOW. THEN I START TO HEAD SOUTH TOWARDS NYC,
JUST AS I GET THERE NYC CHANGES OVER TO RAIN AND
ALBANY GETS A FOOT OF SNOW.
NYC Suburbs, 12-23-12
40. AWESOME--THIS IS WHY I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE SCIENCE
THAT DRIVES WHAT WE ALL REFER TO AS "WEATHER"
Fire/Rescue, from his post of 12-24-12
41. IF YOU PEOPLE DO WANT TO OBSESS OVER SOMETHING,
OBSESS OVER DEW POINTS INSTEAD OF TEMPS. THAT'S A
BETTER INDICATOR OF WHAT YOUR TEMP MAY LOOK LIKE
WHEN PRECIP ARRIVES. FOR EXAMPLE MANY NOTED THE
LOW DEW POINTS YESTERDAY AND NYC SAW SURPRISE
SNOWFLAKES. WITH PRECIP COMING IN HEAVY, TEMPS
SHOULD FALL TO THE WET BULB TEMP PRETTY
QUICKLY I WOULD THINK.
LoveNYCSnow, from his post of 12-25-12
42. THE DEATH PING OF SLEET ... AMONG THE MOST DREADED
AND DEMORALIZING SOUNDS EVER CREATED. A
DESTROYER OF SNOW CHILDREN’S' VERY DREAMS
Doctor McGee, from his post of 12-26-12
26 Aug 2012
I didn't see a thread for the warm weather we have been having, so i decided to start one because, except for a couple of days near midweek, the warm weather isn't going anywhere for aty least a week. Of course, we will have to see whether the remnants of Isaac will throw a monkey wrench in this warm spell--or aggravate it by sending southerly winds our way. They have raised Saturday's high for Binghamton from 83 to 86--with temperatures near 90 in the Finger Lakes, one hour northwest of me.
18 Jun 2012
It looks as though a spell of average to (hopefully) cooler than average temperatures are coming. I am hoping we get a record on June 28 because the record low for us that day is an easy-to-break 48 degrees, though I tend to believe we are simply looking at zero to minus five-degree departures overall.
25 Apr 2012
I wanted to start a thread for the unseasonable chill that we have experienced here in the Northeast, rather than simply posting in the latest storm thread and long-range spring 2012 thread. Here in Binghamton, NY, we may be looking at our first daily record low temperature since June 30, 2010 by this weekend (the only record low all decade to date was that one in June 2010).
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