Archive for July, 2012


Half-n-half weekend

A quiet Friday night, albeit muggy, lows in the 60s.

Saturday, expect a few generic thundershowers between Noon and 6pm, and small hail could be seen (not severe level/size). Highs in the low 80s.

Sunday, looking just dandy like cotton candy ūüôā Highs near 85F.

Enjoy ūüôā


Tornado Watch

The link is clickable inside the site too. It reaffirms my concerns about today.

Here’s what you need to know:
A tornado WATCH has been issued for Central New York, until 9PM this evening, and covers southern New York right up (north) up to and including the Rome/Utica ThruWay. Any Watch means, “You need to pay attention to [whatever the topic of the Watch], so you need to be concerned. It is NOT YET a Warning for any County in the area, so it is not yet time to ACT. However, this IS the time to PREPARE. How? Choose a room (preferably a basement, next choice an interior bathroom with a tub). Everyone in the home needs to know this is the destination. Next, get a blanket, a radio (preferably battery operated, because power may go out), and a few candles/flashlight and bring them to the destination. Last, turn UP the TV and pay attention through this evening. If you hear me say “Warning” for YOUR County, THAT is the time to act/go to the destination, put the blanket over you and get in the tub/basement. At that point, use the radio to stay up on when the threat is over, because the TV power may go out. I go into great detail NOT to frighten anyone, but to PREPARE everyone for whatever the particular worst case-scenario is. Please stay up on weather coverage, and I will try to use every media outlet to do so for you.

Severe storms again?


Severe storms Thursday?

The National Weather Service (NWS) has split our area into “low risk” or “moderate risk” for severe storms Thursday afternoon. Here’s the chart, and the risk is again highest for wind and hail.

Here’s the chart:

More storms Thursday


Storm damage!

If you’re interested in such, I have a complied list of damage here at home and across the state, from last night’s storms. The severe reports were either (straight line) wind damage, or hail sightings, but as with lightning storms, there were numerous power outages from transformer overloads. While there are a few storms out there today, it will all quiet down and clear up this evening, for sure.¬† Here are the reports:

638 AM EDT TUE JUL 24 2012

..TIME…¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† …EVENT…¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† …CITY LOCATION…¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†…LAT.LON…
..DATE…¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†….MAG….¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST..¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†…SOURCE…¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†..REMARKS..

0153 PM            HAIL                   OXFORD                                       42.44N  75.60W
07/23/2012      E1.00 INCH       CHENANGO, NY                              PUBLIC

0200 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CHENANGO FORKS             42.23N  75.87W
07/23/2012                                       BROOME , NY                               PUBLIC       TREES REPORTED DOWN DUE TO STRONG WIND

0200 PM      HAIL                     LOWER GENEGANTS                42.30N  75.80W
07/23/2012  M1.00 INCH       CHENANGO , NY                      TRAINED SPOTTER

0201 PM     HAIL                            2 S NORWICH                         42.51N  75.52W
07/23/2012  M0.75 INCH        CHENANGO,  NY                    TRAINED SPOTTER

0205 PM     HAIL                               NORWICH                           42.53N  75.52W
07/23/2012  M1.00 INCH        CHENANGO , NY                   TRAINED SPOTTER

0208 PM     HAIL                      SOUTH NEW BERLIN              42.53N  75.39W
07/23/2012  E0.88 INCH       CHENANGO , NY                             PUBLIC

0230 PM     HAIL                          GREENE                                  42.33N  75.77W
07/23/2012  E1.25 INCH         CHENANGO , NY                  TRAINED SPOTTER

0257 PM     HAIL                      3 S COOPERSTOWN                 42.66N  74.93W
07/23/2012  E0.75 INCH            OTSEGO,   NY                              PUBLIC

0308 PM     HAIL                           MILFORD                             42.59N  74.95W
07/23/2012  E1.00 INCH             OTSEGO, NY                      TRAINED SPOTTER

0331 PM     HAIL                         3 E WESTFORD                     42.65N  74.72W
07/23/2012  E1.75 INCH               OTSEGO ,  NY                           PUBLIC

0551 PM     HAIL                         LEONARDSVILLE                 42.81N  75.25W
07/23/2012  E0.75 INCH            MADISON , NY                           PUBLIC

0655 PM     HAIL                            CAMDEN                              43.34N  75.75W
07/23/2012  E0.88 INCH                ONEIDA,  NY                         PUBLIC                 WIDESPREAD TREES AND WIRES DOWN

0729 PM     HAIL                                ROME                               43.23N  75.49W
07/23/2012  M1.75 INCH              ONEIDA, NY                       TRAINED SPOTTER

0730 PM     HAIL                                 ROME                              43.23N  75.49W
07/23/2012  M2.00 INCH              ONEIDA, NY                     TRAINED SPOTTER

0738 PM     HAIL                                 ROME                             43.23N  75.49W
07/23/2012  M1.75 INCH                ONEIDA,   NY                 TRAINED SPOTTE        LASTED FOR 6 MINUTES. ALSO ESTIMATE 60 MPH WIND GUST

0756 PM     HAIL                            1 NW MARCY                      43.18N  75.31W
07/23/2012  M2.00 INCH               ONEIDA,  NY                      PUBLIC

0803 PM     HAIL                           HAWKINS CORNER        43.28N  75.47W
07/23/2012  M0.75 INCH                ONEIDA,   NY                TRAINED SPOTTER

0815 PM     HAIL                                STITTVILLE                  43.22N  75.28W
07/23/2012  M1.25 INCH                ONEIDA,  NY                     PUBLIC

0825 PM     HAIL                                   UTICA                         43.10N  75.23W
07/23/2012  M1.75 INCH                 ONEIDA, NY                      PUBLIC

0830 PM     HAIL                                STITTVILLE                43.22N  75.28W
07/23/2012  M1.00 INCH                 ONEIDA,   NY                   PUBLIC

1131 PM     TSTM WND DMG           BREWERTON              43.24N  76.14W
07/23/2012                                          ONONDAGA,  NY        TRAINED SPOTTER       ROUTE 11 AND MILLER RD. TREES DOWN.

1133 PM     TSTM WND DMG               CICERO                  43.18N  76.12W
07/23/2012                                           ONONDAGA,  NY       911 CENTER                  TREES DOWN

1137 PM     HAIL                                 BALDWINSVILLE      43.16N  76.33W
07/23/2012  M0.88 INCH                 ONONDAGA,  NY        PUBLIC

1143 PM     HAIL                                  VAN BUREN               43.12N  76.32W
07/23/2012  M1.00 INCH                 ONONDAGA,   NY       PUBLIC                  FACEBOOK REPORT

1143 PM     TSTM WND DMG           VAN BUREN               43.12N  76.32W
07/23/2012                                           ONONDAGA, NY        911 CENTER         TREES DOWN

1146 PM     TSTM WND DMG          SYLVAN BEACH         43.21N  75.73W
07/23/2012                                          ONEIDA,   NY               911 CENTER        NUMEROUS TREES DOWN

1146 PM     TSTM WND DMG           VIENNA                      43.23N  75.72W
07/23/2012                                          ONEIDA,  NY                PUBLIC                 JUST EAST OF VIENNA TOWN LINE ON ONEIDA LAKE. LARGE TREE DOWN. FLIPPED A LARGE BOAT LIFT AND PONTOON BOAT.


Hot stuff

Another unusually hot/humid day for Central new York today. (I thought CNY was suppose to have cool Summers with low humidity?!) We nearly got to a record, touching 92F today, with the record being 95F. Good news is that cooler and less humid air is headed this way, and will stick around all of the week, into the weekend.

I should make you aware that there will be scattered storms out and about tonight, and conditions are favorable enough for a few to reach severe criteria…and again severe critieria involves any of these components..either 3/4″ hail, wind in excess of 59 mph, flooding rain, or a tornado. In my mind, I don’t really see any of these happening, but a few strong ones could be seen, if not severe.

One final note, there is a (minor) meteor shower coming our way in about a week, and I will keep you abreast of that and of weather conditions for viewing it.


A Hall of Fame weekend!

While there is a small chance for a thundershower later Sunday, it isnt likely, and less so for our friends in Cooperstown. So other than Sunday PM and maybe Monday, rain free weather continues…(and we could really use the rain now.) Clouds from Friday will clear out for a mostly sunny Saturday, and a partly sunny Sunday, highs in the lower 80s. There is a cool/dry shot coming our way again, for Tuesday, lasting through Thursday. So look forward to that ūüôā

I hope you’ve found and bookmarked my new additions to the weather page on!

There’s a meteor shower coming for the end of the month, so NOW is the time to familiarize yourself with it and start bookmarking!

Enjoy the weekend, I hope it’s a H.o.F. weekend for you!



Exciting news!

Thanks to a little help from our Webmaster, you now have several tools at your disposal to do some serious sky watching! If you go to our homepage,, and click on the Weather tab, and then choose “Astronomy”, you can choose from three great links to cover everything you want to know about the Earth and the cosmos! Over time, I will improve it further, but this is a great start, and one I’ve been wanting to do since we hit the air last September!

here is the link, please do bookmark it, and enjoy early and often!