Starting off the year with more rain. Cold, wet rain. Just like all of December. I blame the new snowblower sitting in the garage.
Dang, I posted that on October 27th. It really is never going to snow again!
From the Buffalo News. Emphasis mine.
Tonight the wind continues and the chance of showers increases. When we wake up Thursday, we’ll learn which of the two fronts prevailed overnight. Forecasters say the winner will be the cold one. High is expected to be only around 50 and there’s a good chance of rain. Although the TV meteorologists continue to predict snow mixed with rain Thursday night, the National Weather Service isn’t buying that. It’ll be cold — mid-30s, they say. But just rainy.
Ok, ok…even I admit it is too EARLY for snow. But, it’s COMING!
How about Halloween at the end of June?
Oh how the October weather today was refreshing. I actually just turned OFF MY FAN!
And in other news. HOW THE HECK DID IT GET TO BE JULY ALREADY?
The streak continues.
Don’t look now, but Buffalo and its immediate suburbs have carved out their fourth-longest snow drought since the National Weather Service began keeping records here in 1884.
Through Thursday, the Buffalo area — not including the Southern Tier — had gone 233 days without any measurable snow, and the streak was expected to survive through Friday.
Another round of violent weather appears headed here late this afternoon as water-logged communities try to rebound from fast-rising flood waters that swept an 80-year-old man to his death late Sunday.
Niziol provided one staggering figure about such flash floods, saying that gauges in Cattaraugus Creek in the Gowanda area showed that the creek rose from 6.36 feet at 11:30 p.m. Sunday to 11.45 feet at the next reading five minutes later.
“We had a 5-foot wall of water in less than five minutes probably,” Niziol said. “That puts into perspective what a flash flood can be.”
Buffalo won the 2008 Sunshine Derby, a contest featured daily on The Buffalo News’ weather page that tracks the number of days with 50 percent or more sunshine during daytime hours in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
Buffalo clocked an impressive 167 days in the derby, beating out Syracuse by three sunshine-filled days. Rochester logged just 56 days.
Buffalo even beat out Orlando, also included in the Sunshine Derby, which had just 119 sunny days.