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Tuesday, August 19

COOL AND WET IN GENERAL THIS SUMMER

PREDICTION BY NEWS 8 TEAM IN MAY

OBSERVED SUMMER WEATHER THROUGH AUGUST 18TH


Written By:  Scott Hetsko

After a warm start for much of June, the cooler and rainy Summer we expected to develop indeed has since early July.  July was a top 5 for rain in Rochester dating back to 1870.  Temperatures so far in August have averaged nearly 3 degrees below the norm.  As for the upcoming Winter....c'mon it's too soon!!!







Monday, August 18

A Few Nice Days Before...More Rain

Written by:  Stacey Pensgen

After a so-so weekend, the next 24-36 hours will be quite nice, although remaining cool. Temperatures Monday top out in the lower 70s, while Tuesday should climb back into the mid and upper 70s with dry weather. After that, our weather pattern returns to a more "summery" one, complete with off and on rain and storms, and hey...some 80s! Heat from out west will slowly ooze closer to us by week's end, but true ridging won't build in, holding our highs just a few degrees above average. Sorry big time heat lovers, no 90s in the next week. We may get a surge of warmer air by late weekend into early next week before another shot of cooler air. Will this pattern last into September? We can really only wait and see.

Monday, August 11

Here We Go Again

Written by: Stacey Pensgen

Ok, we've had a few days off from the rain. In fact, as of Monday, we're running about 1/3" below average for August rainfall! Don't worry, Mother Nature is going to make sure we catch up starting tonight. A slow moving storm system will deliver several waves of rain to the area starting overnight. Most locations will pick up a general 0.25-0.75" of rain by Tuesday evening, but some embedded thunder will bring locally heavier and higher amounts. Given the wet pattern in the last few weeks, some localized flooding could once again become a concern, although this shouldn't be a prolonged event of that steady, heavier rain like we had before. Fall-ish air returns for Wednesday - Friday. The good news is at this point, the weekend is looking nice again!

Thursday, August 7

GET OUT AND ENJOY THE DRY WEATHER


Written By:  Scott Hetsko

You've been soaked over the past 4 or 5 weeks!  A persistent upper level trough in the Northeast allow a series of storms to cross Western New York with soaking and flooding storms from time to time.  Currently and through the weekend, high pressure out of Canada will deliver sunny days with low humidity.

Our next shot at showers or storms doesn't look likely until next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Enjoy the break and get some Summer before it's gone!

Monday, August 4

And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain?


Written By:  Scott Hetsko

July 2014 ended up 4th on Rochester's all time list for rain fall with 7.7" for the month.  But amazingly, when you combine that with June's number, we actually had LESS rain this Summer than June and July 2013.  It's important to note that these are Rochester number's from the airport and don't accurately represent the much heavier rain that has fallen throughout the Finger Lakes region.

Sorry about the blog lately, we'll ramp it up once the Winter season gets closer!


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