I am a meteorologist from New York who has been studying and forecasting the local weather for years. I especially enjoy tracking winter storms.
By: NYCvort, 6:27 AM GMT on December 11, 2013
After our quickie light snow event today, all eyes turn to a potential bigger storm system brewing for this weekend. The main ingredient to this storm is actually spinning right off the southwest coast as we speak.
With a ridge slowly passing over top, it won’t be going anywhere fast with little flow and nothing to help push it out. That finally changes by Friday as a Pacific shortwave moves onshore and forces the southern stream energy to r...
By: NYCvort, 6:59 PM GMT on December 09, 2013
A quick-hitting batch of snow will impact the area during the day on Tuesday. Cold air will filter into the region tonight with temperatures dropping to near 30 in the city with 20s for most suburbs. This will set a chilly playing stage for a weak wave of low pressure sliding to our south. Precipitation will enhance underneath the right rear quadrant of an upper level jet streak.
With strong flow aloft, this system will be a fast mover, with l...
By: NYCvort, 5:39 AM GMT on November 27, 2013
With the Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade approaching and strong winds forecasted for the event, I wanted to take a look back at the weather that occurred during some of the past parades. We’ve actually been pretty lucky the last several years. The last time we even saw a recorded gust in Central Park on Thanksgiving reach 20 mph was back in 2008. Despite this, we still saw a SpongeBob SquarePants balloon hit a lamppost in 2010 and a Kool Aid Ma...
By: NYCvort, 5:14 PM GMT on September 17, 2013
The fall season is beginning to come upon us, and we’re certainly feeling it for the first time today as temperatures dipped down into the upper 40s for the first time in many urban areas under a strong northerly wind. Temperatures today will struggle to make it through the 60s.
For those of you who aren’t quite ready to bid farewell to summer, the good news is that a warming trend will be on tap for the remainder of the work week and head...
By: NYCvort, 9:11 PM GMT on November 30, 2012
First and foremost, I hope that everyone is doing better in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Our entire area has been through a very rough time in the last month, and while most people’s lives are gradually restoring to normal, I know that many others are still struggling a great deal.
Winter Forecast 2012-2013
I was going to post a winter forecast of one line: “More snow than last year.”
Although this would have ...
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