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Yes, it’s hot.. but I am used to it. I think we all need to get used to HEAT, so I might as well start trying now. Adios.
The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Tornado Watch‘ for our entire area until 6 o’clock this evening.
A strong cold front will approach and cross the region this afternoon into early this evening, with widespread thunderstorm activity. With hot & unstable air across the region, conditions are ripe for many of these storms to become severe, along with damaging winds, large hail and possibly a few tornadoes in and close to the watch area. Residents should be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions, and seek safe shelter should threatening weather approach.
Remember, a Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Hail to 2.5 inches in diameter, thunderstorm wind gusts to 70mph, and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas.
Yup, we can safely say that it’s summertime now. It’s 95 outside and extremely hot.
Ladies and gentlemen let’s put our hands together and welcome another fine addition, SPRING!
Today is the first day of Spring officially, so take down your ghetto wrap, get out your gardening tools, and get ready for good times and good weather!
More of this
Should make for some fun driving times
As far as we got commute cancelled
I’m sick of Winter. No, really. I’m ready for spring.
I refuse to let weather affect my life.
Sleet, snow conspiring to wreck another commute
Up to 10 inches could fall
Another blast of snow, sleet and rain will begin tonight and should make a messy commute tomorrow morning, a meteorologist said.
A storm system approaching from the southwest should arrive “after dark, maybe catching the tail end of the rush hour” and bring five to 10 inches of snow to most of the Capital Region, Ray O’Keefe, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Albany said.
“Tomorrow morning’s commute will be messy, and it looks like temperatures will still be below freezing at rush hour tomorrow morning,” O’Keefe said. “It looks like it’ll be sleet and freezing rain on top of whatever snow fell over night.”
Before the switch to sleet — which is projected to occur sometime overnight — at least five inches of snow should accumulate around the Capital Region. More snow is expected in higher elevations and farther north.
But with the precipitation will come warmer temperatures. O’Keefe said the mercury will rise above freezing on Wednesday afternoon and hover there through Thursday.
Nasty weather for Friday commutes
Last updated: 5:11 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2008
Friday’s morning commute will usher in a nasty bout of winter weather. That’s when a storm bringing snow, sleet and rain will hit the region, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Evan Heller.
Heller said the low pressure area is moving into this region from Texas and will bring one-tenth of an inch of ice as well.
Highs will be in the mid-30s, Heller said. The precipitation will switch to sleet by the evening, making for another messy commute.
There is a chance of snow sometime after midnight Friday, she said.
Looks like there may be issues with the commute tomorrow. I doubt it will be bad enough for us to go “snow day” but if it is… Also, Monday is a holiday and I could work, or I could not… so if tomorrow doesn’t work out, I will have to go in Monday, but ideally I will just work both days.. Anyway…
Ice, snow could mean nasty Friday commute
By MARC PARRY, Staff writer
The morning commute is expected to be a mess Friday.
The Capital Region will see a light overnight snowfall change to freezing rain by the morning. There may be a little sleet, too, according to the National Weather Service.
The slippery mixture will change to rain by mid-morning Friday. That’s expected to taper off by mid-afternoon.
Though it won’t be a big storm total snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches meteorologist John Quinlan called its timing a “worst-case scenario.”
“Even a very thin layer of freezing rain can cause problems on the roadways,” he said.
By LAUREN STANFORTH, Staff writer
Last updated: 3:37 p.m., Sunday, January 13, 2008
We all knew this mild, snow-free weather wouldn’t last long.
A system moving toward the Northeast will dump three to six inches of snow in the Capital Region, and five to 10 inches in Eastern Rensselaer and Columbia counties by the end of the day tomorrow.
The most troublesome part is that the heaviest snow will be falling during the morning rush hour, sometime between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., said Hugh Johnson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany. Johnson said at times, the snow will be accumulating up to an inch an hour.
“It could be a pretty nasty morning rush,” Johnson said.
Snow could start falling around midnight tonight, and then taper off by early afternoon Monday. However, lighter snow could still be plaguing the Capital Region into Monday night.
Temperatures will drop from the milder weather the area has been experiencing. Monday will reach into the high 20s, with lows in the low 20s.
Due to the reality of our new friend: “Mr Foot of Snow” that decided to show up last night and into this morning we’ve decided to skip coming down the mountain for fear of not being able to get back home later tonight..
@ Midnight last night— snow was blowing all over
3 times I almost didn’t get up a hill and had to shimmy my way up side to side in first gear… pictures coming…
(2-6-2009 entry: Just another quick comment here.. over a year later… this was literally the scariest worst drive EVER EVER EVER)
Looks like I’ll be rejecting tax form designs thru the night if I get snowed in today. Woo boy.
A snowy one-two punch is on the way
Six inches today, heavier accumulations Sunday
By DAVID FILKINS, Staff writer
ALBANY — Capital Region residents will get a taste of snow today, but will have to wait until the weekend for the first heavy snowfall of the year.
As much as six inches will accumulate in some areas starting this afternoon, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Frugis, who said most of the region could be hit with “at least” six inches of snow Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Frugis said the snowfall will begin today sometime between 11 a.m. and noon and will be moderate to heavy at times. The storm is coming from the south, he said, and will result in heavier snowfall south of Albany.
The evening commute could be rough, Frugis said, since the snow won’t start tapering down until 6 p.m.
After a 48-hour break, he said the snow is expected to start up again Saturday night, heavier than today: “It could be much more significant.”