UPDATE 12/14/2013: A 66" amount has been confirmed by the OWLES program in Constableville, NY!
UPDATE 12/12/2013: The top snow amounts are now as follows:
- Constableville & Redfield, NY: 44" (blog & photos )
Colden, NY: 34.2"
"All aboard! Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa!"
The lake-effect snow machine is cranking out some incredible amounts for New York state during the first 24 hours of a major outbreak:
Lacona, N.Y.: 28.0"
Constableville, N.Y.: 25.0"
Redfield, N.Y.: 24.5"
We issued a map yesterday showing a maximum local amount of 36 inches (3 feet) - and we've raised it to 48 inches (4 feet) today! Here's what the Buffalo, N.Y., radar looks like this morning, in 3D:
The orange specks are wind turbine farms that the radar picks up (because they are "moving" the radar can't ignore them) and the green line is the lake-effect snow band. The missing (black) pixels represent ground clutter (probably buildings) that was automatically removed by the radar's algorithms.
The snow is strong enough to cause thunderstorms - in fact the only thunderstorms in the nation today. SPC has tagged the Oswego area in their outlook. Here's our forecast map and a link to our story explaining the meteorology behind these blockbuster snow totals:
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I found three security cameras that caught the light from the Sunday night fireball, including two from my house.
The iPhone 6 - with barometer - and Apple Watch were announced today, but I've been wearing barometer watches for 30 years.
I was pleased to serve on an AMS panel "The Impact of Ubiquitous Data Availability and Social Media" at the summer community meeting.
Last weekend, I presented the weather science side of UFOs at a paranormal conference in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Since then, there have been several local UFO sightings of note.