A look at the epic Blizzard of ’77, by the numbers

Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’77. Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, looks back at what is considered one of the region’s snowiest seasons on record. Bio: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/research.cfm?netid=jlr98 Spaccio says: “On Jan. 28, winds were above 35 mph for nine consecutive hours and […]

Less ‘gloom and doom’, more action ahead of winter storm

The impending winter storm slated to hit the Mid-Atlantic region has prompted several states to declare emergencies, and triggered widespread closures. Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response at Cornell University, says communicating actions to the public instead of ‘gloom and doom’ would prompt citizens to get prepared.   Tidball says: “There are three key […]

Cornell climatologist looks at top five storms to hit Washington D.C.

As the Mid-Atlantic prepares for a blizzard with up to two feet of snow possible, Cornell climatologist Jessica Spaccio has compiled a list of the top five storms recorded at Washington D.C. since 1885. Click here to find her list of the top five storms. Spaccio is a climatologist at the Northeast Regional Climate Center […]