Thursday, January 12, 2012

AM Weather update

It's Garbage Day!


From WKTV, 7:30 a.m.

"A winter weather advisory is in effect for all of Central New York through this morning.

Rain in the valley from Herkimer west, but sleet and freezing rain are being widely reported across the area this morning. Be careful on the morning commute north and south of the valley, and east of Herkimer. A gradual transition to rain takes place from the valley south this morning, with lingering pockets of freezing rain and sleet north and east of Utica. Highs in the 30s and breezy.

Drizzle and flurries tonight with overnight lows in the mid 30s.

A period of accumulating snow in the cards on Friday with gusty winds. Lake effect snow showers on Saturday, then turning quite cold on Sunday."

Closings and Delays


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It looked and felt just like a "Spring Day on Main Street," Wednesday afternoon.

I drove around searching sunny lawns for a dandelion or two or, perhaps, an English Daisy, but there were none ....

nor did I see any golfers at the Sangerfield Golf Course or the........

............. Green Acres Driving Range, although I wouldn't have been surprised if there had been some people there!


I did notice something that I hadn't seen, before:

Two signs, one on each side of the road, about a mile east of Sangerfield, placed there by the Route 20 Association of New York State.


We've been very spoiled by the unusually warm weather,
but ................

The YNN Weather Forecast: "
Updated: 01/11/2012 03:56 PM

Rain/Wintry Mix Develops tonight

Still Mild Thursday; Much Colder Heading into the Weekend.

A large storm system will arrive (Wednesday) with precipitation spreading in by midnight. Roughly from the I-81 corridor and points west will see mainly rain develop, however east of the I-81 corridor there will be pockets of a wintry mix. Any accumulation will be minimal, although watch out for some slick roads. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid 30s. Steady precipitation will quickly taper Thursday morning with just scattered rain showers and drizzle expected for the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

A cold front will arrive Friday morning with area wide rain and snow showers and a few brief squalls. Temperatures will turn colder with most spots quickly falling into the 20s. As colder air works in on Friday, lake snow will initially develop east of Lake Ontario. Lake snow showers will drift south and into the region Friday night into Saturday as temperatures continue to turn colder and winds turn more out of the northwest. Highs Saturday will only be in the low 20s. Sunday looks fairly quiet, but very cold with temperatures struggling to get out of the teens."

There was a related subject in the news, this morning.

"Millers Mills Ice Festival in danger of cancellation due to unusually warm weather" from WKTV.


Rain or shine or sleet or snow .............


Penguin Party * Thursday, January 12th
6pm | Ages 4-8 | Sign Up
We'll read penguin stories, make a penguin friend to take home and turn common cookies into penguins!

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Collections of gently used Clean clothing, toys, and small household items for the
Great Clothing Give-Away
will begin January 15th.

St. Bernard's will be open for drop off Sundays 9-12:30 and M-F 9-Noon.
N.B. We will not accept any computers, exercise equipment, televisions or broken appliances.


Monday is a Holiday honoring

Martin Luther King, Jr.
(January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)



(One of the fun things about the blog!)

January 12, 2007






Word for the day on Friday: paraskevidekatriaphobia

and - Why every Friday the 13th is special at COLGATE.

(Thanks, Terry!)


Have a good weekend, everyone!