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Weather lingo: what are snow showers?

You hear the term "snow showers" every so often in NCPR weather forecasts. But who comes up with these descriptions? What are "snow showers" compared to "light snow" or "flurries?" Todd Moe spoke with Burlington meteorologist Conor Lahiff to try to clear up the sometimes confusing language in weather forecasts. So, what exactly are "snow showers?"  Go to full article

Safe footing and green lawns

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about keeping sidewalks and driveways clear of snow and ice while protecting the environment. Salt? Sand? Sometimes it takes just a little more "elbow grease".  Go to full article

Cold weather is part of the culture

The North Country has had its share of snow this winter, and now we've weathered our first serious dose of cold. The unofficial low temperature this week was in Vermontville, where a caller reported minus 33 degrees Fahrenheit. The official low was in Saranac Lake, which chimed in at a frosty minus seventeen. Brian Mann sends this audio postcard from the sub-zero side of life in the North Country.  Go to full article

The high cost of heavy snowfall

Snow has steadily been blanketing the North Country over the last few weeks, making this winter season a busy one so far for highway crews and plow drivers. The cost of snow removal has been taxing the overtime budgets of local governments, and has led to complaints from residents in at least one community, Saranac Lake, where the village's crews have been struggling to dig out all the sidewalks and side-streets. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Slick roads, school closings in first big storm

Scores of school are closed and police are warning drivers to be cautious on the roads today. Eastern New York and Vermont woke up to a mix of rain, snow and sleet this morning. Martha Foley spoke with Brian Mann about the weather, and its effects in the region.  Go to full article

Ski resorts face labor shortage due to visa issue

Ski areas in New York and Vermont face a labor shortage for the upcoming season. The unresolved debate over illegal immigration is partly to blame. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Some schools closed, thousands without power this morning

A few more inches of snow means another day off for thousands of students across upstate New York this morning -- and no power for about 60-thousand utility customers. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Garden cleanup after the spring snow

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on how to help the garden and yard recover from this week's heavy, wet snow.  Go to full article

Late winter garden chores

Sure, there's snow on the ground, but also garden chores outdoors this time of year. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article

Celebrating snow in Lowville

The annual Snowflake Winterfest is this weekend in Lowville. You'll find lots of ways to celebrate the season: cross-country skiing, ice skating, a snow angel contest, chili cook-off and snow sculptures. Students at Lowville Academy have spent the last couple of weeks learning snow art from professional ice and snow sculptor Klaus Ebeling. He told Todd Moe that he's participated in 16 international snow sculpting contests in far away places like Greenland, Sweden, China and, most recently, Colorado.  Go to full article

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