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 […]

New storm for Northeast a return to old winter ways

As another winter storm approaches the Northeast, Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University says while the winter has been tough on some areas, for the vast majority it has not been record-breaking. Spaccio says: “Continuing the trend of an active winter season, another winter storm is heading […]

Winter storm a blast from winters past

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University says that while the recent winter storm brought heavy snowfall, it was not record-breaking. Spaccio says: “A winter storm brought heavy snowfall to areas of the Northeast.  Though there were hazardous conditions, the 1-day snowfall amounts weren’t record breaking.  “The last […]