Winter Weather News


Why move the snow when you can roll it? The snow rollers are a fantastic part of history

In a wooded area behind Peacham’s war monuments stands a small barn, long known as the roller barn. It is unremarkable in appearance except for its exceptionally wide double doors. It was built in the late 19th or early 20th century to store Peacham’s snow rollers when they were not in use. From about 1888 until 1938, snow rollers, hitched behind teams of horses or oxen, were used to pack down snow on Peacham’s roads to keep them navigable. Before …

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Giraffes and Elephants Welcome Snow in South Africa – Really – This is True! Not fake news

Travelers to South Africa were treated to an unusual sight earlier this month, as they got a chance to see wild animals frolicking in the snow, after an unexpected storm. Most people on safari would expect to see creatures like giraffes, elephants and antelope in the sunshine, over the grassy plains and arid landscapes that we associate them with. These creatures flourish in the dry heat of the country, but a freak September blizzard saw them playing in the snowfall. …

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Massive Winter Predicted for UK – After Record Heat this Summer

“The period between Christmas and New Year is looking interesting as there are likely to be some major low-pressure storm systems hitting the UK and these will clash with much colder air over the country bringing potentially crippling snowfalls and ice storms. Read More at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7320236/uk-weather-britain-could-be-hit-by-four-months-of-snow-in-coldest-winter-for-a-decade-after-heatwave/

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Does Your City Clear Your Sidewalk of Snow and Ice? Syracuse Will!!

Syracuse officials today announced a plan to clear snow from sidewalks in busy areas, including those along the city’s high-traffic arterials. The city will clear snow from 20 miles of sidewalks this winter, including most of James Street, South Salina Street and West Genesee Street. The plan is a breakthrough for city officials and lawmakers, who have wrestled for years with how to better clear sidewalks and enforce weak snow removal laws. City residents and advocates have long sought for a solution to …

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Earliest Fall Snow in Your City

Fall’s arrival marks the beginning of increasingly cold air sweeping across the nation, and of course, that means the potential of the first snows in parts of the Lower 48. How early it can snow in your area depends on simple factors such as geographic location and elevation as well as weather patterns from year-to-year. For some, the record earliest snow is in September or even late August, while others haven’t seen the first flakes fly until November.   Read more at: https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2018-09-20-earliest-first-snow-records-united-states

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Developing El Nino Impacts Winter 2018/19 Forecast

It is early August and an El Niño is likely developing for Fall 2018 and Winter 2018/2019. The ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) phases – neutral, cold (La Niña) and warm (El Niño) – have a significant impact on weather over large areas of the world. Let’s discuss where we are at right now in ENSO observations, where ENSO forecasts take us into Winter 2018/2019 and what the United States and Canada can expect based on the forecast. Current ENSO …

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2017-2018 Long Range Winter Forecast

Meteorologists Brian Ivy, Robert Carroll, and Mark Spencer sit down and bring us a preview of the 2017-2018 Winter forecast.  Take a look at what the weather will dish out in North America this season! A Summary of the Forecast A weaker La Nina will allow for higher pressure to bring in cooler temperatures from Canada while a Pacific jet stream will bring moisture off of the ocean.  Those two conditions should collide and create wet conditions in the Pacific …

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Winter Weather Research Tools Available

Researching Past Snowfall is Tricky Winter Weather Research is a bit tougher than going to your favorite search engine and expecting a decent response.  Oh, you will get a number of results but, more often than not, you will get the Weather Channel and its’ competitors or you will get an article designed as “click-bait” which you will no doubt click on – Not actual Research… OR      You will inadvertently click on one of the many web resources …

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Get Off Your Rear – Snow Back in Forecast

Milwaukee – The January thaw comes to an end this week. As early as tonight and Tuesday, a wintry mix hits the northeast. That means work! Here are the areas most likely to see 3-6 inches of snow and sleet:   The area in blue can expect 3-6” of snow and sleet. This includes northcentral Pennsylvania, most of upstate New York, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Midwest Gets Snow Too Snow is not just confined to the northeast. Snow returns …

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