Winter Storm Warnings for Golden Snowball Cities
7:30 pm Update - It looks like freezing rain has started her in the Syracuse area. Either that or it's freezing after it sits for awhile. Either way the car is just starting to get a light coat of ice on it. I'm out for awhile and will try to get an update in later tonight. Take it slow if your driving tonight.
Most if not all of the golden snowball cities are now under a winter storm warning for today and tonight. It's another one of those hard to call storms because of the track of the storm and because of how most of the storms this season have been so far, the temperatures. It comes down to if it stays cold enough at the ground level then is will be snow. If it doesn't stay cold enough then it will be a mix of #$&%&^$. It's that simple!
OK, it's really not that simple and after reading around a bit I am surprised to see how much the weather forecasters get slammed on their blogs for the way they forecast these storms. They take the weather tools they have and they do their best to predict what they think will happen. With storms like these it's often hard to predict until it's pretty much right on us. Eeeeks, I'm defending the forecasters? That should get me slammed a bit here. Hopefully not because like I said these types of storms can be hard for them to forecast.
As for the Storm warnings I was reading around and as of the wee hours of the morning freezing rain and a mix of everything else excluding the kitchen sink thank God, seems to be thrown in the forecast for today for most of the cities. Right now I'm a little concerned for Albany with the freezing rain amounts they mentioned and hopefully it doesn't happen. At last check they were saying a possibility of 1/2 to 1 inch of freezing rain which could definitely cause some problems with trees and power lines. Binghamton could be in the same situation and right now as I type there has been some heavy precipitation right around them. I'm not sure whether it's snow, rain or a mix though. Maybe Mike or one of the others from Binghamton will let us know what's going on their way. I suppose in reality the freezing rain could cause some problems for all of us.
Summing it up look for things to deteriorate as the day goes on if it's not already happening where you live. The warnings at first were going into tomorrow morning for most of the GSB cities but it looks like they brought them back for a few of us until later tonight but that could change as the day goes on. Click here for updated storm watches and warnings throughout the day and night.
Channel 9 online here in Syracuse always has a forum discussion going on about the weather which is worth checking out at http://community.9wsyr.com/blogs/weather_discussion/default.aspx A little bit of flaming goes on but they handle it good and when time permits they try to answer your questions there. They haven't been answering mine lately but that's most likely because I finally bored them to death with my lame questions :)
Because there are so many visitors from all over the the New York area I'm curious as to what your favorite sites are to get your local weather info from? I'm from the Syracuse are so I list a couple of mine every now and then and I just thought it would be fair to list some of the other cities weather sites on here.
Have a great day everyone and I'll try to post a few updates as the weather changes. Remember, See Snow - Drive Slow!!!