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January 2nd, 2005---: Yesterday in NYC we had a high temperature of 60 degrees, people all over the city were walking around dressed like it was early spring instead of the middle of winter. Today, however things have cooled down a bit with cloudy skies and temps in the low 40's. Still, I'll take that any day over the frigid temperatures we usually see this time of year. This upcoming week is forecast to be near or above normal temperature wise, but on and off rain is expected throughout the week. Scattered showers are forecast for tomorrow, with steady rains for the middle of the week. Now that 2005 is here, we only have 4 months to go before chase season begins! Seems like a long time, but it will be here before we know it!
January 6th, 2005---: This whole week has been unsettled, but above normal in the temperature department. Considering what it's usually like this time of year, we've gotten off very lucky so far. Today I was on Broadway in Manhattan shooting a little video of the light rains that were moving through the area. The extended forecast calls for above normal temps with rain here and there. Just one year ago we were sinking into a deep freeze that lasted the entire month of January, what a difference a year makes!
January 13th, 2005---: The mild winter weather couldn't last forever. This coming weekend, temps are forecast to be around seasonal levels with highs in the 30's and low's in the 20's. We were forecast to be in the low 60's today, but the warm front never made it this far north, instead it stalled in New Jersey and we ended up with high's in the middle 50's. Still, no complaints from me. One thing many people complained about today was the dense fog that held tight throughout the day.
January 18th, 2005---: Winter is definitely back! And in a big way! Temps this morning were in the low teens with windchills in the 0 to 5 below range. Granted, the -54 temperature reading in Embarras, Mn. makes what we are experiencing here look like a heatwave, but for NYC standards, it's pretty cold. The artic blast is expected to continue throughout this week and into the weekend. I was in Downtown Manhattan this afternoon and shot some video of the frigid weather we are experiencing.
January 19th, 2005---: An Alberta Clipper is currently affecting the NYC area with up to two inches of snow expected. That is nothing compared to what we might receive late this Saturday and into Sunday. Right now the forecast calls for a possible Nor Easter, but this early in the game....nothing is set in stone. Temperatures were in the mid 20's today, but will plummet again tomorrow night and into Friday with forecast lows in the single digits and highs on Friday in the upper teens. Below is a picture I took during the mid afternoon at Rockefeller Center as the snow began to fall.
January 21st, 2005---: A major winter storm is forecast to affect the NYC area starting tomorrow afternoon and going through Sunday mid morning. Right now it looks like we could receive up to a foot of snow from this system. I was wondering when our luck was going to run out, and it looks like the time is now. Today however, we are experiencing bitter temperatures under sunny skies. The low this morning was around 12 degrees, and today's high is forecast to only reach the upper teens with breezy conditions. Check back on Sunday as I will be adding pictures of the event, as well as a video clip.
January 22nd, 2005---: The Blizzard Of 2005 is here! Right now as I'm writing this we are experiencing heavy snow at the rate of over 2 inches an hour. Winds will pick up as the night progresses and we're expecting gusts to 50 MPH during the overnight hours. I've been doing nothing but shoveling all day, but did take a break to shoot some video in the Queens, NY area.
January 23rd, 2005---: The blizzard raged throughout the night with wind gusts approaching 50 MPH! This morning the snow began tapering off, but the winds continued full force. I took the subway into Manhattan around 10am and shot some video along 5th Avenue.
February 7th, 2005---: Now that February is here we're finally about half way through winter! And the weather the past few days have been more like early spring than the dead of winter. That's just fine by me since the second half of January was bitter cold. Yesterday we made it into the mid 50's and today should top out right around 50 degrees. Just 3 more months until our annual storm chasing trip!
February 14th, 2005---: The rain moved in late this morning and is still falling in NYC as I'm writing this. But, tomorrow is looking to be a great day, especially for mid February! Temps are expected to top out around the 60 degree mark under partly sunny skies! Of course, this time of year temperatures like that can't last long and by Thursday all bets will be off. Dave and I are still working on ideas for my windshield hail guard and Brian, Pete and I will be taking a trip up to Dave's next month to work more on it. I have to say, Dave is doing pretty much all the work on this, since fabricating a windshield guard is a bit too complicated for me to undertake. Thank you Dave!!!
February 20th, 2005---: Well, I guess our luck couldn't last forever...we're expecting a pretty significant snowfall here in the NYC area beginning later tonight. Right now the forecast calls for between 3 and 7 inches of snow, but that could change depending on the exact track of the storm. The snow is expected to change over to freezing rain and drizzle by the late morning which would cut down of total snow accumulations. More updates to follow tomorrow with photos and video clips being posted. Check back!
February 21st, 2005---: The NYC area received about 5 inches of snow last night and into this morning. The snow tapered off around 9am this morning, but the thick fog and raw conditions hung in there throughout the remainder of the day.
February 28th, 2005---: This is our third winter storm in the past 8 days!!!! The snow began earlier this afternoon and is coming down a bit heavier now as I'm writing this. Total snowfall amounts are forecast between 6 and 10 inches for us here in the NYC area. I will soon be back out shoveling once again. On another note, March is here!!!! Our annual storm chasing trip is fast approaching and on March 26th, I will be heading upstate to visit Dave Lewison. We'll be working on the hail guard for the windshield of my truck. Pics will be posted after my visit!
March 16th, 2005---: The weather here in the NYC area has been below normal temperature wise the past few weeks, but at least we haven't experienced any major storms over the last week. Things should remain calm for at least the next few days, which is fine by me. Hopefully spring will arrive soon, and we can finally see some 60 degree temps. On another note, and this is totally not weather related but I figured I'd post it anyway...lol. Today, while heading into Manhattan to do some video work for The Weather Channel I encountered a massive track fire at the Canal Street Station on the E line. Smoke rapidly filled the subway station and the train car that I was on. We stepped off briefly, and then re entered the car since we were told that the train would continue on. About 50 feet into the tunnel, the train came to a screaching halt, I completely wiped out when the train stopped. Now the train car is rapidly filling with smoke so we decided to make our way to the back of the train where we were finally able to get off. Whew! Just another day here in New York City.
March 24th, 2005---: Spring is finally here! But you couldn't tell that it was with the weather we've been having recently. It seems that the past few springs have started off like this. We were greeted yesterday with snow! Yep, snow...but not a lot of it. The NYC area received about 3 inches of slushy snow, but it was enough to make most of us sick to our stomach. The day started off with a cold rain, but changed over to snow around sundown and continued until the early morning hours today. The next few days won't be spring like either. We're expecting unsettled weather right though Easter Sunday. But on a good note, our annual chase vacation is only a little over a month away! Brian and I will be taking a trip up to Dave Lewison's house on April 9th to complete the construction of my windshield hail guard. Pics will be posted on the chase log page..
March 28th, 2005---: Heavy rains moved into the NYC area this afternoon. Streets and sidewalks became quickly flooded, and the rains are expected to continue on and off until tomorrow morning. Where is spring!?!?!? Well, with luck we'll experience some spring weather this coming Wednesday and Thursday as temps are forecast to be around the 60 degree mark. That'll feel nice after having to deal with below normal temps for the past few weeks.
April 17th, 2005---: Spring warmth has finally arrived here in the NYC area! Today we saw temps reach the middle 70's under sunny skies. Tomorrow is forecast to be just as warm with the next threat of rain coming this Wednesday night. In other news, I'll be a guest on the radio show Severe Weather Central this coming Tuesday the 19th @ 10:30pm. Details on how you can listen can be found by clicking
May 21st, 2005---: Today actually turned out to be a half decent day in NYC. But temps are still below average for this time of year. We've been lucky to make it to 70 degrees, and this coming week doesn't look much better. Most of the work week is forecast to be unsettled with on and off showers all the way through Friday. I'm hoping that the Memorial Day Weekend will be nice, I have a hugh BBQ planned and sunny warm weather would be nice.
June 28th, 2005---: Temps are no longer below average here in NYC! Currently we have a tropical airmass in place with temps in the 80's and dewpoints in the 70's. Yesterday, the temperature only got to 78 degrees, but with a dewpoint in the low 70's...you definitely could feel it! Around 5pm yesterday, the skies completely opened up with torrential rains and localized flooding in my area. We received a little over an inch of rain in a half an hour! Today and tomorrow are calling for the same, partly sunny skies with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. It looks like Dave and I will be taking a break from traveling for the time being. Our next trip will be a hurricane chase, assuming we have a landfalling hurricane worth chasing..
July 29th, 2005---: After a long stretch of hot and humid weather, things have finally cooled down a bit here in NYC. I don't mind the heat at all, but with temps in the 90's the past week, and dewpoints in the mid 70's, that was a bit much even for me. Still though, I'll take it any day over the cold weather. The forecast looks pretty decent at least for the next few days with temps in the 80's, and moderate humidity levels.
August 14th, 2005---: The break in the hot & humid weather did not last long. for the past week and a half we've been baking under some extreme heat. Yesterday Central Park recorded a record high of 100 degrees! My weather station here in Rego Park, Queens recorded a high of 102 with a dewpoint of 77! Now that's as bad as it gets! Today there is the chance of thunderstorms, but that's something that I'm not counting on. We haven't seen any rain here Queens since July 27th. We are however under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10pm this evening. Tomorrow there should be a break in the heatwave with temps in the 80's and lower humidity levels.
September 28th, 2005---: There is definitely a hint of fall in the air here in NYC. This morning I woke to temperatures in the upper 50's. After the very hot summer we've had, I almost welcomed the cool down....notice I said "almost". I have no doubt though that when the cold weather sets in, I will be counting the days until next spring.
October 12th, 2005---: The rain here the past few days has been ridiculous! Over the last four days my rain gauge has recorded over 6.6 inches of rain! My basement is getting flooded big time and I spent most of the afternoon and evening using the wet/dry vac downstairs. More rain is on the way for tomorrow with another 2 to 4 inches expected. Areas north and west of NYC have received over a foot of rain during the last few days.
November 9th, 2005---: Fall has finally arrived here in the NYC area. After a few warm days, temps are starting to fall back to more seasonable levels. It won't be long until the really cold stuff arrives, along with the snow. Not looking forward to that at all. Now's the time of year when we start dreaming of next spring.
November 16th, 2005---: Today we saw early temps in the low 70's under partly sunny skies, this will not last long however. A strong cold front is in the process of moving through the area and by tomorrow, high temps will only make it to the upper 40's. This chill will last into the upcoming weekend with highs in the 40's and low's in the low 30's. This cold front is responsible for the tornado outbreak yesterday in the midwest. We will not see that kind of weather here in the NYC area, but a few rumbles of thunder are possible later this afternoon.
December 8th, 2005---: More snow is on the way for the NYC area. This is the third storm this week, and looks to be the most intense of the three. Living along the coast however, it's very likely that we'll see a mix of snow and rain towards daybreak tomorrow which will keep snow totals down in my area. The worst of the storm is forecast to take place between 4am and 10am tomorrow, we'll see how this all pans out. It all depends on the exact track of the low moving up the east coast. 50 miles either way will make a huge difference.
December 15th, 2005---: The last few days here in NYC have been very cold for this time of year. Temperatures yesterday morning dropped to 14 degrees here in the city, and into the single digits north and west of the city. Today with temps in the low 30's, it feels like a virtual heatwave compared to the last few days. More unsettled weather is on the way for tonight into tomorrow, but it looks like it's going to be a mostly rain event near the coast. I'm thankful for that. But, with winter not even officially here, there is still plenty of time for those blockbuster snowstorms....it's just a matter of time.
December 29th, 2005---: The past few days we've experienced unsettled weather, but above average temperatures. I'm not going to complain since the longer we go without any major cold snaps the better. So 2005 is coming to a close and what a year it has been! Between our successful midwest trips in May and June, and of course...our Hurricane Katrina chase, this year will be one to remember. The rest of 2005 looks to be unsettled with more above average temps. We'll see what 2006 has in store for us..