Lake effect season is upon us… Trajectory, persistence of air flow can be as important as instability It was a no surprise Superior Lake Effect! Winds also transport warmth inland – keeping temperatures at near constant levels.
The New York legislature established the Township of Chemung, now Chemung County, in 1788. The settlement of Newtown was soon established at the intersection of Newtown Creek and the Chemung River. In 1792, the settlement at Newtown joined with the Wisnerburg and DeWittsburg settlements to form the village of Newtown. In 1808, the village officially changed its name to the Town of Elmira, at a town meeting held at Teal's Tavern. It is said the town was named after tavern owner Nathan Teal's young daughter, but that story has never been confirmed. In any case, the City of Elmira, also called "The Queen City", was incorporated in 1864 from part of the town of Elmira and the village of Elmira.Chemung Chemung River Town of Elmira
FAA Identifier: ELM Lat/Long: 42-09- 34.8000N / 076-53- 31.3000W 42-09.580000N / 076- 53.521667W 42.1596667 / - 76.8920278 (estimated) Elevation: 954 ft. / 290.8 m (surveyed) Variation: 12W (2000) From city: 6 miles NW of central business district of the associated city
Fronts moving through in the middle of the night have limited or no convection, in spite of an unseasonably mild air mass preceding it. Also moisture is needed in the 500-700hPa layer to make precipitation.