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Buffalo Bumble

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  • Birthday 11/06/1973

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    Amherst, New York
  1. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Let’s see if they pick up on the November Mauling in 5873 BC. 125 inches in 24 hours at KBUF. Seriously though, very interesting research.
  2. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Zoomed in shot of ice pack on north end of the lake meeting open water north of Long Point.
  3. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Another "wall" shot. Really shows quick blow-up of clouds over the ice.
  4. Upstate/Eastern New York

    I saw some seriously cool stuff flying up the length of Lake Erie this afternoon. Flying home from Chicago, we passed over Lake St. Clair and continued east to Lake Erie. From there, my friendly Southwest pilot turned northeast up the middle of the lake. As expected, the lake was frozen as far as the eye could see. But unlike other years I've flown over the lake when it's frozen, the ice appeared to be very thin. Almost like black ice you see on a pond and know not to set foot on it. Here's where it gets really interesting...a huge open patch of water appeared on the north side of Long Point. We flew over this for I'm guessing about a minute, when some sort of incredible cliff/waterfall/CGI scene appeared on the horizon. At first, I thought it was the northeast end of the lake covered in lake effect clouds and snow. But I quickly realized it was the abrupt end of the open water meeting the ice pack. What was a very weak band of lake effect clouds really blew up at this water/ice interface. The incredible view I think was caused by the shadow of the clouds hitting the ice. Some pictures to follow, although the don't really do the view justice. First one is approach to the "wall". From a meteorological perspective, there seemed to be some interesting activity right at that water/ice transition zone.
  5. Upstate/Eastern New York

    I’ll take credit for this...I leave town for work in winter, it snows. Told my wife when I left Monday it would be clear all week, certainly NO chance she would have to shovel. Just got a nasty text that she’s shoveled 3 times already and I don’t know jack sh$&t about the weather.
  6. Upstate/Eastern New York

    I'm in Houston for work this week. Felt great when I got in yesterday afternoon, mid 60's....Now it's sleeting/freezing raining and entire city is basically shut down. Winter is following me...
  7. Upstate/Eastern New York

    I took a quick trip to Lake Placid for a few days last week for some x-country skiing and hiking. Weather was great...couple snowy days and one blue-bird sky day. Pre-thaw, lower elevations had 1-2' base, higher elevations up to 4'. Few pics...#1 - breaking trail through 3' base, 4-5' drifts on final 0.4-mile section of Wright Peak trail; #2 - in the clouds and snow in alpine zone of exposed Wright Peak (<50' vis, dicey staying on cairn path); #3 - view of Wright Peak (foreground) and Algonquin (background) from Mt. Joe.
  8. Upstate/Eastern New York

    About 9" here. Much better than I thought for BUF area. Looks like no big jackpots, mostly 6-12" range region-wide. Very solid storm. Interesting trend we've had going back to first part of December...we build a nice snowpack, thaw hits, and snow almost immediately moves back in. I'm thinking about pre-Christmas Eve and now this. Hopefully trend continues for next couple months.
  9. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Still coming down pretty good here. Flake size hasn’t been the best though. Eyeballing about 4” OTG.
  10. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Flipped to mostly snow here. Quite wicked out there right now. Flash freeze, heavy snow now falling, windy...
  11. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Thanks Freak for staying on top of this with all the real-time updates - good stuff...I'm a little more optimistic than earlier based on how things are progressing, especially from FL's east. No snow here yet, looks like a tiny glaze starting to form on branches as we go further below freezing.
  12. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Why not... BUF - 3" (glorified fropa) Roch - 6" (sorry, I see the precip shield trucking through) Syr - 8" (congrats!) I'm just not seeing the kind of wrapped up storm or tight circulation that sends precip back over the area and leads to big lake enhanced totals. That's usually our money for higher end accumulations, at least in WNY. Hope I'm wrong, but if anyone tops a foot I'll be surprised...
  13. Upstate/Eastern New York

    This always amazes me too. Good reminder that at our latitude we truly live between 2 different worlds. We can have the arctic descend on us from the north while just as easily have tropical breezes sweep over us from the Gulf. Can and does flip on a dime.
  14. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Incredible temperature swing in upstate NY last few days...I was at -20 at my location near Watertown Sunday morning, now pushing 60 at BUF. An 80 degree temp swing!
  15. Upstate/Eastern New York

    Pic from a ski on frozen Chaumont Bay this afternoon. Bay is completely iced in.