Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ringing in the New Year with All Types of Weather

Will the weather affect your New Years Eve plans? Well let’s hope not, but we do have a variety of weather conditions occurring across the lower 48 from snow to severe storms and heavy rain. A strong storm system will bring additional snow today across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Snow accumulations of up […]

Never Bet Against Mother Nature—Jewelry Store Owner Finds Out the Hard Way

It’s hard to believe Christmas has come and gone, but for customers of a Wilmington, North Carolina jewelry store they are still celebrating. Perry’s Emporium, owned by Alan Perry, ran a special promotion between November 26 and December 11 that would refund customers on their purchases if they received 3 inches or more of snow […]

La Niña Responsible For Seabird Deaths?

We’re just wrapping up the first official week of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and boy did some of us in the Eastern U.S. have a white Christmas. Matter of fact, I spent most of the holidays in Birmingham, Alabama where it snowed on Christmas day. Of course, that was really exciting for me but […]

Christmas Weekend Snow Strands Travelers

Most of us have heard the song “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby and recognize the most famous line of the song, “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.”  This year a lot of people along the East Coast did see a white Christmas after all. However for some travelers the dream was more of a nightmare. […]

StormWatch Today: Friday, 12/24

ImpactWeather’s StormWatch team continues to monitor three areas for significant weather.

StormWatch Today: Thursday, 12/23

Three areas across the U.S. have the attention of the ImpactWeather StormWatch team today: The Southwest and the Rockies, the northern Plains and the Appalachians.

Soggy, Snowy California

As Mammoth Mountain, California continues to accumulate snowfall totals of record proportions, lower elevations are seeing tremendous rainfall. Like last year, the upper winds are oriented just so to allow storm after storm to pound the West Coast of the United States. As the current system moves inland, drier weather will dominate through the Christmas holiday and into next week.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Total Lunar Eclipse

The terms Winter Solstice and Lunar Eclipse aren’t usually used together at the same time, but tonight and tomorrow morning these two names will become one for the first time in more than 400 years.

Thundersnow. Really?

If you consider what a thunderstorm is and how it forms, then you shouldn’t be surprised that thundersnow exists. Perhaps you should be surprised it doesn’t happen more often.

Storm Development Outlook: Mid-Atlantic and Appalachians

Snow will continue across the Midwest today with a developing system leading to snow and ice across the Ohio River Valley, Appalachians and into the Mid-Atlantic.