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Ice storm, December 2013. Photo by Mark Kurtz
Ice storm, December 2013. Photo by Mark Kurtz

Autopsy for a brutal winter season

It's hard to remember on a beautiful summer morning like this one, but last winter was long and grueling here in the North Country.

There was a ferocious ice storm in December and stretches of brutal cold that continued late into the spring. A lot of those road crews out on the highways this month are still repairing potholes and frost heaves caused by record-low temperatures.

The thing is, that's not what scientists were expecting. Weather models going into the winter predicted a fairly normal, or even a mild season. Meteorologists way the culprit was a dramatic shift in the big air currents that flow across North America.  Go to full article
The El Nino in 1997 as imaged by NASA.  Photo:  NASA, JPL
The El Nino in 1997 as imaged by NASA. Photo: NASA, JPL

How wintry will this winter be? Get your first forecast

As we head into the second week of August, it may seem a little too soon to start thinking about winter and the weather it may bring.

But the National Weather service is already developing early models designed to give some sense of snow and temperature conditions.

The very, very long-term forecast for this winter is for moderate to light snow and warm-ups that could mean a lighter snow pack in the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains.  Go to full article
Photo: Snocade Committee, used by permission
Photo: Snocade Committee, used by permission

Indian Lake Snocade fest embraces winter with outdoor and indoor fun

Indian Lake has been celebrating snowmobiling and winter activities for nearly 30 years: snowmobile rides, skiing, snowshoe softball and winter hikes.

The Adirondack town at the hub of miles of snowmobile trails will kick off its inaugural "SnoCade" on Friday, Feb. 14, to run through the 23rd. Organizer Sally Stanton talks with Todd Moe about how seriously Indian Lake residents take winter fun, of both the outdoor and indoor varieties.  Go to full article
Snow graffiti at Canton Central School. Archive Photo of the Day: Lizette C. Haenel, Canton NY.
Snow graffiti at Canton Central School. Archive Photo of the Day: Lizette C. Haenel, Canton NY.

School "snow days" dwindle as snow piles up

This winter's extreme cold and heaps of snow have caused havoc for travelers and homeowners, and could end up rewriting the spring break calendars for some North Country school districts.

About a half dozen schools in Jefferson and Lewis counties canceled classes again last Friday because of heavy snow.  Go to full article
Cars under lake-effect snow. Archive Poto of the Day, Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY
Cars under lake-effect snow. Archive Poto of the Day, Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY

Researchers wrap up $4M northern NY snow study

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) Researchers on a $4 million snow study will analyze data collected in the Tug Hill region of northern New York to improve the way lake-effect storms are predicted.

About 100 researchers from Alabama to Wyoming launched the Tug Hill field work in early December. They packed up their equipment this week.  Go to full article
"Snow Snake" by Utica artist Sybil Johnson.
"Snow Snake" by Utica artist Sybil Johnson.

How artists view winter in Old Forge

A new art exhibition at View in Old Forge offers an artistic look at winter. "Winter Air" opens Saturday. Exhibitions manager Cory Card says the juried show of 118 works by 58 regional, national and international artists conveys the distinct sensations of walking outside on a cold winter day. The new exhibit is complemented by the work of three other featured artists.

Todd Moe spoke with Cory Card about winter, art and the new exhibitions.  Go to full article
A roomful of strangers at Jennifer Gaffney's home in Adams have fun getting to know each other. Gaffney took in five stranded motorists after the overflowing fire department put out a call for help from local residents. Photo by Jennifer Gaffney<br /><br />
A roomful of strangers at Jennifer Gaffney's home in Adams have fun getting to know each other. Gaffney took in five stranded motorists after the overflowing fire department put out a call for help from local residents. Photo by Jennifer Gaffney

Stranded drivers find welcome at Jefferson County hotels, homes

The last portions of Route 81 between Watertown and North Syracuse are open again, after lake-effect storms closed much of the highway down.

Through the storms, hardy North Country natives have been helping stranded travelers. Many people spent last night in fire halls - the one in Adams took in 150 people. Watertown hotels right off the Interstate 81 exit were full, of both drivers and staff who couldn't get out, either.  Go to full article
Toronto, ON. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/msvg/5336969301/">Michael Gil</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Toronto, ON. Photo: Michael Gil, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

61,000 still without power in Ontario

Approximately 61,000 customers are still without power in Ontario, six days after the ice storm caused massive outages across the province.

In Toronto, about 48,000 customers are waiting for their power to be restored.  Go to full article
8:45 a.m. One in a series of visits from the snowplow at NCPR's building in Canton this morning. Photo by Zach Hirsch
8:45 a.m. One in a series of visits from the snowplow at NCPR's building in Canton this morning. Photo by Zach Hirsch

It's bad out there

Heavy, wet snow is spreading across much of upstate New York as a wintry storm moves up the East Coast.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for western and central New York and parts of the North Country. Snow will be heavy in the St. Lawrence Valley and northern Adirondacks, up to a foot of snow by tomorrow morning...Thanksgiving.  Go to full article

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