A Blizzard and Tornadoes Are Possible Tomorrow Thanks to a Big, Classic November Storm

Dennis Mersereau · 11/10/15 04:11PM

A classic fall storm—just like the ones you used to know—promises to put a big pause on our Septemberest November Ever. This picture-perfect low pressure system will bring blizzard conditions to Colorado, severe thunderstorms with tornadoes to the Midwest, and ripping winds from the Plains to the Great Lakes.

What You Need to Know About This Weekend's Blizzard in New England 

Dennis Mersereau · 02/13/15 05:08PM

If you're unlucky enough to live in the snowiest region of the country this year, chances are you don't need any introduction to what's going to happen this weekend. Up to two feet of heavy, wind-driven snow will blast coastal New England on Sunday, making travel impossible and possibly producing some damage along the way.

Dennis Mersereau · 01/27/15 06:28PM

The Blizzard of 2015 was Boston's third largest snowstorm on record, with at least 26.0" at the airport. New York reported 9.8" in Central Park, 11.4" at LaGuardia, 10.7" at JFK, and 11.8" at the Bronx Zoo. Southampton (on eastern Long Island) saw 28.8" of snow. The big winner/loser was 35.0" in Acton, Massachusetts.

Why NYC's "Historic" Blizzard Didn't Live up to the Hype

Dennis Mersereau · 01/27/15 10:51AM

If you woke up this fine Tuesday morning to find much less snow than forecasters predicted, you're likely one of the thousands of angry people sprinting to the computer to voice your outrage—outrage!!!—that those lowlife, idiotic, goodfernothin' meteorologists can't get anything right. Here's why you're wrong.

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

Dennis Mersereau · 01/26/15 06:45AM

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it through the storm.

NWS: NYC Is About to See a "Crippling and Potentially Historic Blizzard"

Dennis Mersereau · 01/25/15 04:04PM

The National Weather Service just issued a blizzard warning for the entire coast of the Northeast from southeastern New Jersey through Maine in anticipation of whiteout conditions as this week's "crippling and potentially historic blizzard" ramps up. Anyone who ventures out during the height of the storm will face life-threatening conditions.

Major Blizzard Set to Dump Feet of Snow on New York City and Boston

Dennis Mersereau · 01/25/15 12:59PM

All signs point to a significant blizzard in the Northeast on Monday night and Tuesday, with major cities like New York and Boston probably measuring snow in feet by the time the storm clears out. If the forecast pans out, this will be one of the most significant winter storms we've seen in quite a few years.

Dennis Mersereau · 01/24/15 03:12PM

Rumors are running rampant about a potential blizzard in the Northeast on Tuesday. The last two runs of the European model produce a crippling snowfall across heavily populated areas. I'm going to wait until tomorrow afternoon's model runs before I dive in and start sounding the alarm, but area residents should get ready just in case.

Lake Effect Snow: How Nature's Greatest Snow Machine Works

Dennis Mersereau · 11/18/14 02:22PM

The above photo, taken from a plane above Buffalo yesterday by photographer Jeff Suhr, shows the brutal lake effect snow storm in effect over Western New York right now. Some areas are expecting up to six feet of snow by the end of the week. These snowstorms are among the most intense in the world, and the processes that create them are pretty spectacular.

The Weather Channel's Winter Storm Names Are a Cheap Advertising Ploy

Dennis Mersereau · 10/01/14 12:21PM

No credible agency in the United States names winter storms. That being said, The Weather Channel sent out a press release this morning announcing this year’s list of winter storm names. The project continues the network’s incredibly clever viewer-run advertising campaign.

This Temperature Map of the United States Is Mesmerizing

Dennis Mersereau · 03/31/14 02:26PM

A strengthening low pressure system over South Dakota this afternoon is producing a pretty striking temperature gradient across the northern Plains. The system is causing blizzard conditions over much of the Dakotas with temperatures as low as 10°F, while just a few dozen miles away, the town of Shenandoah, Iowa is sitting at a comfortable 79°F.

Blizzard Set to Dump 20" of Snow, Drop Temps by 50° in Northern Plains

Dennis Mersereau · 03/31/14 10:00AM

A strengthening low pressure system in western South Dakota is the source of a major blizzard that's expected to ramp up over the northern Plains today and tomorrow, bringing with it the potential for up to two feet of snow, wind gusts of 60 MPH, and cause temperatures to plummet into the single digits with wind chills as low as 15 degrees below zero.

Canadian Weathermen Swept Away by Blizzard

Dennis Mersereau · 03/27/14 09:00AM

Two reporters for Canada's The Weather Network were blown away by the ferocious blizzard that pounded the Maritimes yesterday, packing wind gusts of over 100 MPH in this Nova Scotian town just before the reporters were knocked off-camera. They were able to quickly get up and hobble back to their spot to finish the report.