I refused, on principle, to wear my jacket to work this morning even though it was 33 degrees at my house. It's June 1st, after all. This was the coldest June weather I have experienced since moving here to State College, Pennsylvania, home of AccuWeather HQ [Google Map] in 1998. Here's a look at temperatures in the Northeast this morning:
Below is a list of official observing stations that were at 32 or below last night:
Bradford, PA (BFD): 29
Glens Falls, NY (GFL): 32
Saranac Lake, NY (SKL): 32
Bennington, VT (DDH): 32
Springfield, VT (VSF): 32
Some of the other meteorologists here at AccuWeather are looking back in their records to see how long it has been since it has been this cold here in Centre County. If you believe Penn State, they only dipped to 41 this morning but achieved 40 in both June 1993 and 1994.
And who got the June snow? Well the radar showed it in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine yesterday evening but the only official station to report snow yesterday was Saranac Lake, NY, who actually reported Heavy Snow with 1/4 mile visibility at 7 PM, one hour shy of being officially considered June 1st (meteorologically, the day begins at 00Z or 8 PM).
SNOW IN NEW YORK STATE SUNDAY EVENING
Mount Washington, NH at 6,263 feet (a typically cold location, home of the World's Worst Weather, see promo at right) reported a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight, along with temperatures as cold as 18 degrees and wind gusting to 82 mph overnight (see obs). But... the Mount Washington Airport, only at a mere 1,000 feet elevation reported light snow around 2 am, so we did officially get snow in June (see also radar shot from 2 am showing snow in Maine).
As my blog Saturday noted, seeing snow in June in New England is not unheard of, but I couldn't find evidence of it happening since 2000.
According to some of the ATCF wacky computer forecast models, current tropical systems in the East Pacific and Atlantic are on their way to some exotic places.
These YouTube videos are probably the "best" or "worst" (i.e. most extreme, most terrifying) shots that I know of from Hurricane Katrina.
Much was made of the Hurricane Katrina coverage by the media. Let's take a look at what television, magazines and newspapers had to show us.
This track is rarely taken by tropical cyclones in the Atlantic. Actually, never. So what does that mean for forecasts?
I'm bringing the Katrina-related "38below" blog entries back, because I think Carl had some important commentary on the storm.
On August 24, 2005, AccuWeather.com decided to do something unprecedented for a website -- send a news team into the path of the storm. Here are their videos and notes.