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Weather Watch

Weather Watch
  • Weather Watch June began with delightfully cool weather, but now we’re getting a major change to a weather pattern that’s much more typical of the middle of summer.

    June 5, 2008

  • Weather watch April and May turned out drier than normal in Otsego County, with only about two thirds of the normal precipitation. April was much warmer than normal, while May averaged around three degrees cooler than normal.

    May 29, 2008

  • Weather Watch During the past week, temperatures have averaged well below normal, thanks to a series of large upper-level low pressure systems and northwesterly flow aloft.

    May 22, 2008

  • Weather Watch Once again, the combination of an upside-down temperature pattern, a southern storm track, and severe weather from Texas to the Carolinas, proved to be a very reliable indicator for a continuation of exceptionally dry weather in Otsego County.

    May 15, 2008

  • Weather watch During the first week of May, temperatures averaged near normal. Temperatures averaged slightly below normal during the first four days, then above normal the next three days.

    May 8, 2008

  • Weather watch April was an unusually sunny month in our area, with 13 brilliantly sunny days, and 26 out of 30 days were sunny or partly sunny. Precipitation was about two-thirds of normal, and with temperatures around six degrees above normal, it was one of the warmest Aprils on record.

    May 1, 2008

  • Weather watch It looks like the extremely dry weather pattern will continue with a slight cooling trend In last week’s weather column, I predicted that the extremely dry weather pattern would go on and on with no end in sight. I explained how an upside-down temperature pattern is one of the very best key indicators for sunny, exceptionally dry weather in Otsego County.

    April 25, 2008

  • Weather watch During the past week we got another example of how a “reverse temperature anomaly” is a key indicator for brilliant sunshine every day and very dry air. The greater the temperature contrast between above normal temperatures to the north and below normal temperatures to the south, the drier the weather pattern in Otsego County.

    April 17, 2008

  • Weather Watch In last week’s column, written Wednesday morning, we predicted beautiful weather from Sunday through most of the week. However, last weekend, local weather forecasts were calling for at least mostly cloudy skies and showers Tuesday and Wednesday.

    April 10, 2008

  • Weather watch March was one of the wettest on record in our area, including nearly seven inches of precipitation at our weather station in Otego, and 10 inches of snow. This was after a February with nearly six inches of precipitation and 21 inches of snow.

    April 3, 2008