Winter Weather News


October Isn’t Always This Nice

Milwaukee – Fall has been quite mild for most of the United States.  In fact, September east of the Rockies was one of the warmest for many locations (Fig. 1).  In the image below, the light orange to dark orange divisions east of the Rockies were above average to warmest on record.  The mild weather has continued in October with many locations seeing a late frost, if it has even happened. Fig. 1 September Temp Rankings   Not every fall …

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La Niña Impact on U.S. Winter 2016-2017 Snowfall

Milwaukee – The original weak La Niña forecast earlier this summer was reinforced by the monthly ENSO outlook released Thursday, October 13th.  The latest forecast reversed the September Neutral outlook.  The September forecast was a low confidence 55 to 60% Neutral outlook.  It has now been replaced by a 70% confidence La Niña outlook.  A flip flop in the forecast was not a surprise and we discussed that in an earlier video blog. So, the official NOAA outlook is back …

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Of Big Snows and First Flakes

Snow Is Coming! We are coming up on October and we have already passed the earliest recorded snow fall in some parts of the country (Minneapolis, Sept. 24th). The question on everyone’s mind is, how much will it snow this year? Yes, we know that La Nina is weak or even non-existent, but for those of us in the industry, those white flakes can shimmer like gold. Don’t talk to me about La Nina, tell me how much white gold …

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What do Hurricanes Mean for Snow?

Do More Hurricanes Equal More Snow? With a very active hurricane season, many people wonder if that pattern of storms will continue into the winter.  It turns out there is little correlation between the hurricane season and the winter season in North America. Weather Calming in the Fall As we see the big hurricane pattern continue to churn in the Atlantic, the continual storms allowed in by the weaker weather patterns in the west will die out and we will …

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Winter Weather Outlook Accuracy Tracking 2016-2017

  It is time to place your bets on what the winter weather outlook will be like for the 2016-2017 winter season.  We will be looking at several popular weather forecasters, writing down what they say winter will be like, and tracking to see how accurately they forecast. We are going to keep this post updated over the next few months while we check in to see how accurate the major players will be.  In the running this year is …

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Does Global Warming & Climate Change Affect El Niño?

Rob discusses the impact of climate change and global warming on future El Niño and La Niña patterns.  Read further to find how large the impact can be… Global Warming & Climate Change Are Hot Topics: How Does It Affect Us? The debate over climate change and global warming is ‘heating up’ and a topic for many water cooler conversations. Politicians use it to change rules and policy. How does it effect you and me though? 1. Is global warming …

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La Nińa Influences 2016/2017 Winter Snowfall Expectations

Meteorologist Rob Guariano reporting for a Snow Plow News weather update. In this episode, Rob forecasts the effects of La Nińa on winter 2016/2017. El Nińo And La Nińa Influences                             Depending upon where you live, the effects of El Nińo and La Nińa can have significant impacts on your weather. With El Nińo dynamics effecting winter weather this year, some areas saw more than normal snowfall, …

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Weather Buzzwords: El Nińo VS La Nińa

Meteorologist Rob Guariano reporting for a SnowPlowNews weather update. In this episode, Rob explains the difference in El Nińo and La Nińa. El Nińo And La Nińa Stir Up Global Weather   You’ve heard the phrases tossed around all over weather forecasts for years now: El Nińo and La Nińa. Both are complex weather patterns resulting from fluctuations in ocean water temperatures. Those ocean temperatures react with the atmospheric temperatures to create some havoc. Generally speaking, these periods last for …

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Iraq War Vet, Justin Anderson, Has A Unique Perspective On Proposed New Jersey Snow Plow Bill

The Northeast gets a lot of snow. Lake Effect areas are particularly susceptible to massive accumulations of the white stuff. Many of these areas have serious snow removal operations in place to keep the roads as clear as possible, but it’s quite a job. In a recent Snow Plow News Weather Update, Meteorologist Rob Guarino talked about the snowstorm that hit the towns of Mexico and Parish, New York. That storm dumped 37 inches of snow in one day. Where …

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When Is Winter Ending? El Nino Isn’t Finished With Winter Just Yet.

Meteorologist Rob Guarino reporting from Lake Effect Land for a Snow Plow News weather update. Rob helps us count down the end of winter weather. What can we expect here on out? It’s that time of year when most of us start wondering how much winter we have left. Those folks who live in Lake Effect areas usually endure more winter than the rest of us. The Oswego County, New York communities of Mexico and Parish were hit last week …

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