I hesitate to call this storm a bust, it really in all honesty wasn’t, but we did not receive a historic April snow here in Albany. However, it was a record breaking storm in other aspects.
From my forecast the night before the storm, I was almost correct in terms of snow fall accumulations. Officially 1.8″ of Snow fell in Albany. I had predicted 2-4″. More than 1.8″ fell, but a lot of that melted. So I was dead on. My time line was a little off and there was no change back to snow (in fact it got much warmer than forecasted) Sunday night into Monday.
Flooding was and still is the biggest result of this storm in the local area. Areas just south of Albany got hit the hardest, including one death. Nearly 4″ of rain fell over the two days from the Storm in Albany, but up to 10″ fell just south of the area. A fun storm from a meterological perspective, but lousy to a lot of people. Two records, one of them an all time April record were set in Albany. Here is the record report from the NWS Albany and I promise this will be the last of this storm:
RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
230 AM EDT TUE APR 17 2007
...DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD SET AND LOWEST MONTHLY PRESSURE
ON SUNDAY...APRIL 15TH...THE PRECIPITATION FOR THE DAY AT
ALBANY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REACHED 2.26 INCHES.
THIS SMASHES THE PREVIOUS RECORD FOR THE DAY OF 0.85 INCHES FROM 1906.
IN ADDITION...THE POWERFUL STORM WHICH BROUGHT THE PRECIPITATION
ALSO DROPPED THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE TO 28.84 INCHES OF MERCURY AT
844 AM MONDAY...APRIL 16TH. THIS VALUE IS THE LOWEST BAROMETRIC
PRESSURE EVER RECORDED FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL IN ALBANY NEW YORK.
THE OLD RECORD LOW BAROMETRIC PRESSURE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL WAS
28.87 INCHES SET BACK IN 1975.