April 17, 2007

Fuel oil spill on Snyder Hill

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports on a fuel oil spill on Snyder Hill Road, not a place I would normally think of for "hazmat". The state DEC and contractors are cleaning up after:

About 100 gallons of No. 2 fuel oil spilled from an oil tank in the basement of a house on the property, which is located at 405 Snyder Hill Road, according to the NYSDEC spills database.

Dryden got lots of snow from the nor'easter of the last couple of days. I have some tree branches down. Hopefully this is the last for the year, but I guess we'll just have to see...

Update: That was lots of snow:

The 10 inches recorded by the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University from 8 a.m. Monday and 8 this morning set a new record for the greatest one-day April snowfall. The two-day total from 8 a.m. Sunday came to 16 inches, the most for any two days in April.

The 16.3 inches of snow recorded so far in the month left Ithaca 13.9 inches ahead of normal for this far into April. So far, it’s the third-snowiest April and within striking distance of the second-snowiest, 17 inches in 1918, but well behind the all-time snowiest April the 22.3 inches of 1894. The most recent April with more than a foot of snow was 1983.

On the season, Ithaca has recorded 70.3 inches of snow, 3.6 inches ahead of normal. The month’s total is more than that in March, 14.2 inches, and even more than in November, December and January combined, noted regional climatologist Keith Eggleston. The early winter was unusually warm, something attributed to a weak El Nino and a weather pattern that kept cold Arctic air out of the Northeast until mid-winter.

Posted by simon at April 17, 2007 9:27 AM in , ,
Note on photos


Mary Ann said:

I posted a picture of the 1983 April snow at Five Wells