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Wednesday, April 29

Turning the Corner!

Written by: Stacey Pensgen

It looks like we've finally turned that corner. Yes, we've had a few mild days sprinkled in here and there this spring, but it looks like a more prolonged "warm" pattern is developing for us in the Northeast. Temperatures should remain above average into mid-May. Yes, we'll probably have a few cooler days here and there, but at least it's just a few cooler days among plenty of warmer days! That's all for now. Enjoy!

84 comments:

  1. But then I'll have to mow

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  2. Enjoy it until that arctic blast sets in around May 14th/15th as others have pointed out. We may very well be in line for a mid May Snow Storm! How exciting would that be?! It would melt very quickly too.

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    1. Winter storm watches to follow, sure thing!

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    2. So are going blogging from the North or South Pole. Do back inside your troll cave!

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  3. Remember what I said awhile back about the trolls getting dumber?

    See above.

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  4. How many times have the local weather folks said "we seem to be turning the corner" with the weather. I'm in the wait and see corner -- til we have not just a few days of warmth, but more like a solid 7-10 days of warm, sunny weather. Then I will BELIEVE we have turned the corner. Face it, we did not have a spring, and will probably go right into summer.

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    1. April's mean temp is running 1.3 degrees above average...

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    2. Facts? We don't need any stinking facts in here.

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    3. May's average temp this year will drop with that big winter storm coming!

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  5. How long do I have to wait before complaining about the heat?

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    1. Probably not until after the epic superhuge winter storm next weekend :P

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  6. Fire Weather Watch in effect...can't say I've ever seen that around here.

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  7. Spreadsheet GuyMay 3, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    What an amazing weather weekend. We need to bottle that up and break open at the end of next March.

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  8. Would agree it was an amazing weekend; and the rest of the week looked to be just as nice. Now I truly believe that we have turned a corner and summer-like weather is on its way and here to stay. YEAH!!!!!

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  9. How often does this region experience a red flag warning? My money is on once every 10 years or so. This is the small price we pay for extended stretches of gorgeousness...but it's still way way better than endless drizzle and overcast, and isn't too big of a deal to begin with.

    For you Star Wars geeks out there...May the 4th be with you.

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    1. I've lived in Rochester for over 7 years and this is the first time I've seen that warning.

      Marcy the Marvelous Mule.

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    2. CCCC- Do you know what next weekend (May 15th/16th) may be like temperature wise? Having a bday party and hoping to have it outdoors and for it to be warm! Thanks!

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    3. Ensemble means have us near average. Specific precip chances are uncertain as always from this range.

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    4. Total blizzard on the 15th! Mark it down!

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    5. So when will you be leaving for the North Pole?

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  10. I wonder when we'll start seeing posts about June ice storms...

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  11. Anyone check out the big storm coming next weekend? A lot of ice would make the Lilac Festival interesting!

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  12. I'm more interested in the biblical historical ultra-turbo-megablizzard on tap for the following weekend. That will be followed up with a Category 17 hurricane and a possible tsunami outbreak, with a slight chance of supervolcanic eruptions bringing about the end of days.

    Now back to reality...we may have our first notable tropical critter within the next few days:
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2

    It would be interesting if it became a named system since we're still several weeks away from the start of hurricane season, and particularly since this year is expected to produce well below average activity.

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  13. 80 degree weather with a chance of t-storms on Sunday for Mother's Day. I'll take that. Looks like we will continue to be in a nice spell, with occasional rain showers here and there, which we do need the rain. Glad that summer is finally here, and we can enjoy being outside, grilling, having a drink or two; and simply spending time with family and friends vs. cooped up in the house with below zero temps, snow, wind, etc.

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  14. Okay the blogger who keeps posting about a mid-May Snow storm for the 14th/15th; I think he/she needs to go back to school to learn the difference between what rain looks like vs. snow -- all are predicting 70's-80's degree weather with a chance of scatter t-storms on both days. Boy would like to know which school they went to, as they cannot tell the different.

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    1. Hey numb-skull, actually NO ONE is forecasting 70's-80's for the 15th next weekend. The temp keeps dropping like a rock for that weekend and we will see that trend continue. Highs are now said to be down to the 60's and may even drop to the 50's by the time the 15th gets here. Lows should be near the upper 20's to low 30's which will create what we call ICE! Enjoy that ICE baby!!
      Come at me with that week stuff...BOOM!! Hope ya got an Airbag!!

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    2. Spreadsheet GuyMay 7, 2015 at 9:53 AM

      "week stuff" Do you mean "Next Week Stuff?"

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    3. Also, I soiled my pants. Better change 'em!!

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    4. I don't see ice for that time but I certainly don't see near 80 degree temps.

      Marcy the Marvelous Mule.

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    5. I see lows in the 40s and 50s in every forecast, with highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Easy to check if you doubt what I say. Don't be rused by anon's repetitive rookie level bait.

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  15. Soiled your pants???? Gross....

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    1. Real Spreadsheet GuyMay 8, 2015 at 8:14 AM

      Did you sit in the dirt?

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    2. ^ Not the real spreadsheet guy, both are imposters
      I have not pooped my pants since I was 9

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    3. If you haven't soiled yourself at least once since you turned 18 then you aren't really living life.

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  16. Newly christened Subtropical Storm Ana will likely become fully tropical:

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT1+shtml/080233.shtml

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  17. Other than next Wed and Thurs the 10 day puts temps continuing above normal! I'll take it!

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  18. That winter storm next week will be refreshing after the heat this weekend!

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    1. The time to give up on this attempted ruse was long ago, friend.

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  19. We broke the record high temp for today by reaching 90 degrees. I can't personally recall experiencing a 90 degree day this early in the warm season, although such a thing is far from unprecedented.

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    1. Chris now in PenfieldMay 8, 2015 at 7:27 PM

      I remember it hitting the 90s in early April 1992. My father took the boat out the earliest in the season, ever. Lots of debris floating around in the big Lake due to run-off.

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  20. Chris now in PenfieldMay 8, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Yes, made me look stupid by telling folks we are still in the same pattern as we have been since January. It is hard to explain the technicalities of ridges and troughs and how the southern flow changes what the same setup … ahhh, forget it.

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    1. Chris,
      Don't feel bad. I was confident of an abysmal April and May given the grip of the Feb cold and ice and cold on the lakes. But it melted much quicker than I could have ever imagined. April running 1.3 deg above normal that included an 84 deg day on the 13th? Who woulda thunk?! A now May running 9.9 deg above normal? Crazy good stuff.

      Lets hope it keeps going till 12/1!
      Andy

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    2. At least neither of you are that person who said we'd still have snow on the ground right now...

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  21. We actually really need some rain. People are watering their lawns already. Strange.

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  22. Some places out west are simultaneously under a winter storm warning and a tornado watch. Can't say I've ever seen something like that before.

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  23. Slow-moving gullywasher just south of the Thruway.

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  24. Town of Avon was under water when I went through around 4:30... lots and lots of water.

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    1. Yeah they got absolutely inundated earlier. Bit of a deluge at my place of residential-ness for a short time too, but not nearly to that extent. At least some of us won't have thirsty plants anymore.

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  25. Watch. Now that the rain has started it wont stop. It is either feast or famine.

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  26. Better get the plows back out for this weekend!

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    1. You're really still going with this stale unfunny ruse?

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  27. Look everyone, a Wind Advisory.

    That's...unexpected.

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  28. And now for something much less surprising: a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 12am.

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  29. 50+ gusts this afternoon...that wind advisory was definitely warranted.

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    1. Think we will have white out conditions?

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    2. http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/587/589/c26.png

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  30. I actually had to wear a jacket today...booooo >:(

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    1. Smells like frank-footers in here!

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    2. Get that winter coat ready for next week!

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    3. http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/30303318.jpg

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  31. The one major letdown about our trolls is that they refuse to try a different bait once in awhile...

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    1. SMELLS LIKE FRANK-FOOTERS IN HERE!!!!!

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    2. WOOOOOOOOOO! Frank-footers baby!
      Gonna get some FRANK-FOOTERS up in here!!!

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  32. Next Monday could bring a repeat of this past Monday's storm activity (in a general sense).

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    1. When do you think winter storm warnings will be issued?

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    2. Sometime on either May 32nd or June 0th.

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  33. This weather is frustrating....Memorial Day weekend looks awful.....I just want to move down south....ugh

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    1. Isn't that like 9 days away?

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    2. Yes....:) I know...I know....but it just looks like it is going to be cooler.

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    3. The 10 day forecast shows mostly average to above temps sans next Weds. We've had a pretty darn good May so far.

      Enjoy the south when it's 90 and so humid you need a knife to cut the air, Hurricane season, severe thunderstorms and tornados.

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  34. The farthest south I would willingly live is the DC area. The heat/humidity there isn't nearly as absurd as it is in the south, plus I could still get my winter fix on occasion down there.

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    1. Been to DC area in the summer. It was miserable and humid. Way worse than it generally gets here.

      I just don't get the rationale of complaining like DJD when our May has and will continue to run normal to above temps. DJD like others, have been brainwashed into thinking the weather is always better everywhere else. Have you watched the news DJD?

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  35. Oh dear... I am brainwashed into thinking NC, SC, Florida have way more sunshine and warmth than western NY. Please forgive me. LOL

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    1. Brainwashed into thinking the weather is always better everywhere else. What do you want? April and May are running warmer than average and it appears to
      continue. Your complaint about Memorial day is without merit.

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  36. Chris now in PenfieldMay 16, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    It is hard to find a region in the US that experiences more sunny to partly cloudy weather June, July, August…typically around 65-70% of maximum possible sunshine.

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    1. Great point Chris! Although no one talks about that because the media prefers to talk about how much snow we get instead.

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