Saturday, October 28, 2006

New Quiz!

I have created a new quiz for my website! It can be found on the "Quiz Page," which is linked to on my homepage. This quiz is on Winter Preparedness and winter safety. I tired not to make it as hard as the last one. I even put the web address of the PDF file I got all the information from. I made this quiz now because the National Weather Service has declared next week (October 29-November 5) "Winter Preparedness Week." Happy quizzing! Let me know how you do!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Hold onto your hats!

A major storm system is heading our way and should make this weekend fun...If you like "yucky" weather like me that is! The rain should start later tonight and fall through most of Saturday. As the low pressure really gets wound up and moves up the coast of New England Saturday afternoon, the winds will start to scream. At this time, a high wind watch is in effect for most areas east of Michigan, including us. Winds could gust up to 60 mph at times, so if you still have lawn furniture out, securing it or anything else that could blow around would be a good idea. The rain will be falling hard and we should get 1-2", maybe more. Rain amounts on the higher end of the spectrum could cause some minor flooding. However, more importantly, the rain will loosen the soil around the trees and cause some to fall.

Last night, I got caught up in all my weather stats and records. I had really fallen behind, but everything is up to date. I haven't put any of it back on the website yet...I am going to look into an easier way of doing it. You will notice I do now have monthly and yearly rain totals up in the almanac section. The quiz I was talking about last post, as well as the October/November Newsletter I am hoping to get done this weekend! Have a good weekend and don't get blown away!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Who loves rainy nights?

If you love rainy nights, you are in for a treat tonight. There is a very large area of rain heading our way out of the Ohio Valley, not to mention the rain we have already gotten, which totals 0.51" so far. By tomorrow morning, rain totals could be in the 1-2.5" range, but flooding isn't expected. The rain will move out tomorrow afternoon and leave just showers, both rain and snow, around for Friday night.

Today while visiting the National Weather Service in Binghamton's homepage for.....say the 7th time (no exaggeration)...I noticed that October 29-November 4 is "Winter Preparedness Week." This means the NWS (National Weather Service) will do a bunch of things to inform the public of ways to stay safe this winter. I have decided to make my next quiz on material I find from the NWS's 34 page PDF File. (Don't worry, it is 34 pages of big pictures and few words...) I hope to get that quiz done by the 29th, but that depends on the homework load next week!

One other note, I will be out of town this weekend, so I am not sure when and if I will be updating my webpage. I probably will give an update Saturday morning, but I do not know about Sunday morning.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

First Post!

Welcome to the Grotonweather blog! I thought this might be a good thing to have. I can write things about my webpage,, or my monthly newsletter, or just the weather in general. This way you will be informed of any changes I make or new features to check out!

Some of you may have noticed I have not yet put out an October issue to my newsletter. Be will come eventually. School, work and college applications have kept me very busy, and in the free time I have had, I reformatted my webpage and started playing around with the blog idea! I have decided I am going to combine October and November's newsletter since October is already half over. This double issue will most likely cover lake effect snow and October snowstorms, specifically the Buffalo snowstorm last week and last October's Southern Tier storm that didn't give us more than a dusting.

For my website, I am currently working on a second quiz for my quiz page. I will try not to make it as hard as the last one, but so far, it looks kinda hard. They are more learning tools than testing what you know anyways, so don't feel bad if you do really really bad. If you haven't yet, please take a second to sign my guestbook. The link to it is right above the daily forecasts and to the right of the date and time I last updated the daily forecasts. The link is an image that looks like this:

Spread the word about my webpage! The more people that know, the better!