Copyright John A. Sperr
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All.
No sailing news to report yet -- a warm fall has given us an ice free Hudson River and Tivoli Bay. The little ice that formed last weekend was quickly gone by mid week. Perhaps a weak system will swing through mid-week next, but the 10 day GFS and 31 day outlook animation show the cold air and freezing line remaining well to our north as we approach the New Year -- perhaps the weather will get interesting around January 5, 2012.
The new 2011 imagery from Google hit the servers in the past week. It's amazing how much better the resolution gets with every release -- you can now see the flotsam that blew in with Hurricane IRENE this summer in North and South Tivoli Bay -- even large nests in the tree canopy show up.
I made a few changes in the weather links. Check out the new Stevens Institute of Technology NYHOPS link -- it factors in the weather forecast when making tide height and river current forecasts so you can anticipate blow out and flooding tides -- Red Bank and Hudson River ice safety people may find this of particular interest.
Web Page Archives
Recent Photo Albums
|Stevens Inst. SSWS & NYHOPS||Zone Forecast Tivoli Bay||15 Image 5 Day GFS Forecast|
|Northern Hemisphere 850 Temp||Regional Summary -- NY, NJ, CT, MA||5 Image 2 Day Forecast Maps|
|USA Radar from Intellicast||Jetstream 4 Panel Forecast||Snow and Precip Type Forecast Loop|
|NE US Radar from Intellicast||Jetstream Map -- Environment Canada||Water Vapor Forecast Loop|
|Albany Storm Precipitation Totals||SailFlow Wind Forecast for Kingston NY||3 - 7 Day US Hazards Outlook|
|Day 1 Quant Precip Forecast Map||Wind Speed and Direction Map||10 day GFS Forecast|
|Day 2 Quant Precip Forecast Map||Northeast Wind Speed (Kts) & Streamlines||31 Frame Forecast Animation|
|Day 3 Quant Precip Forecast Map||Northeast Temperature 5° F Contour||Quantitative Precipitation Discussion|
Links to Field Reports of Ice Conditions
IDNIYRA Ice Conditions Reports
Saratoga Lake Ice Report
Yahoo Group "IceReports"
photo Copyright Brian Reid, December 2002
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