Storms tease of a white Thanksgiving, but snow won’t stick


Expert Pitch

Newswise — Weather forecasters are warning of three major storms that will impact Thanksgiving travel. For the Northeast, it’s likely that only areas of northern New York and interior New England will keep snow on the ground for Thanksgiving.

Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, offers snow predictions for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Bio: https://www.eas.cornell.edu/faculty-directory/jessica-spaccio

Spaccio says:

“Historical probabilities, based on the last 30 years, show us that Anchorage, AK is the most likely to have a white Thanksgiving with a 70% probability to have snow on the ground. Northeast cities have a 0% (Mid-Atlantic) to 63% (Caribou, ME) chance of a white Thanksgiving.”

Media Note: Maps and graphics showing snow probability for the Thanksgiving holiday can be viewed here. They can also be downloaded here: https://cornell.box.com/v/2019ThanksgivingSnow.

Cornell University has dedicated television and audio studios available for media interviews supporting full HD, ISDN and web-based platforms.

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