This snapshot from Sunday's Post-Standard says it all about winter weather in Central New York last month:
Still a lot of work to go to come somewhere close to the winter of '92-'93 when the northeast faced the famed "Storm of the Century."
My psychic senses (which I don't possess) tell me it's going to be a white Christmas this year. A continuous flow of snow to come on top or the 2 or 3 feet already on the ground.
Summer can now be called over. Okay, the official and unofficial end of summer have already passed. But, here are three contributing reasons this weekend to shut the door finally on summer 2010:
1 - It's the end of the baseball regular season (despite the fact that as I write this the Mets are fighting the end of the season by continuing the game into the 14th inning. At this point they're playing for nothing but pride.)
2 - I decided to put the ski racks on the Element. I'm organizing, and still unpacking our shed/garage. I came across the ski racks and thought, "hey, the weather is nice...these are annoying to install when you can't feel you're finger..." Never mind there isn't any snow anywhere to ski on, and I'm sure I'm ensuring a late start to the season by being prepared.
3 - The overnight low dipped below 40. I woke up this morning feeling a chill. It was a cool morning in the town of Oswego. No frost, but there is the threat of some frost tonight according to the weather forecasters.
Rumor has it, it will be close to 70 degrees by this weekend. I guess we're done with snow. I always worry about one last "one-two" punch from old man winter before he is over and done with us.
Fred is here!
I recall looking up Fred in the hurricane names list a few years ago and excited that Fred was to be used. I forgot that year was this year. Here it is. Fred was upgraded overnight to a hurricane. The latest word is that Fred is no threat to any major land masses. That means they'll end up using the name again in the future.