Upstate New York Is In Peak Season For Major Snowstorms
Over 60 years of data shows Upstate New York is in the middle of a 4-week period with major potential for big snowstorms.
I know what your thinking: Matty, this is Upstate New York. We are almost always in a snowy stretch of winter or have the potential for a big snowfall. This is very true. But according to the Weather Channel, when it comes to BIG storms, we are right in the middle of a winter stretch when they most frequently occur according to data over the last 60 years or so.
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There is actually a scaling system for winter storms, and the Weather Channel says 75% of all Category 3 or higher storms (Which means a big storm with big snow) since 1956 have occurred in the last 2 weeks of January or the first 2 weeks of February.
So basically, for anyone thinking that as we near February, we could have it easy for the rest of the season - you have officially jinxed the rest of us here in the Capital Region. Even with a below-average amount of snow so far this winter, history tells us we most likely have not seen the worst of this winter yet.
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