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Spring storms damaged Northway (Source:  APA)
Spring storms damaged Northway (Source: APA)

State GOP Pushes FEMA Aid for Adirondack Towns

Rainstorms earlier in the summer caused tens of millions of dollars worth of damage in the southern and eastern Adirondacks. Top New York Republicans are stepping up pressure on the Bush Administration to approve disaster relief for affected counties. But as Brian Mann reports, the money could be tied up by relief efforts on the Gulf Coast.  Go to full article

Wind & Ice Damage Lake George Shore

Stiff winds that rattled the north country Wednesay damaged docks and boathouses on Lake George. The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting that the gale topped 30 miles per hour, ramming lake ice against the shore. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Thousands Still Without Power After Ice Storm Damage

Work crews from the North Country have joined a clean up effort in western and central New York. A wicked ice storm over the weekend left more than 300,000 homes without power and at least four people dead. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Snowstorm Hits Region: One Death In Wilton

The National weather service says yesterday's snowstorm set records across much of New York. The brunt of the storm hit in the Champlain Valley and the Albany area, triggering accidents and shutting down parts of the Thruway. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Winter Storm Closes Schools Across the Region

A winter storm that disrupted much of the country has settled over the north country. Schools are closed and a flurry of road accidents have been reported around the region. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Tuesday's funnel cloud as seen from Canton. (Photo: Danielle Tracy)
Tuesday's funnel cloud as seen from Canton. (Photo: Danielle Tracy)

Not every funnel cloud is a tornado

Towering black clouds gave a dramatic warning of the storm sweeping toward Potsdam mid-afternoon Tuesday. Most alarming was a funnel-shaped cloud reported by eyewitnesses, and captured in photographs. Say "funnel" and lots of us think: "tornado."

But not all funnel clouds are tornadoes, even when they're apparently dropping down from a big, black cloud.

Martha Foley got an alternative explanation and another name, derecho, from Aileen O'Donogue, who teaches climatology as well as astronomy at St. Lawrence University. Aileen was on the ground watching as the storm came toward Potsdam. (Note: we'd love a high resolution picture of Tuesday's funnel-shaped cloud. E-mail images to: radio@ncpr.org)  Go to full article
Tuesday's funnel cloud as seen from Canton. (Photo: Danielle Tracy)
Tuesday's funnel cloud as seen from Canton. (Photo: Danielle Tracy)

Not every funnel cloud is a tornado

Towering black clouds gave a dramatic warning of the storm sweeping toward Potsdam mid-afternoon Tuesday. Most alarming was a funnel-shaped cloud reported by eyewitnesses, and captured in photographs. Say "funnel" and lots of us think: "tornado."

But not all funnel clouds are tornadoes, even when they're apparently dropping down from a big, black cloud.

Martha Foley got an alternative explanation and another name, derecho, from Aileen O'Donogue, who teaches climatology as well as astronomy at St. Lawrence University. Aileen was on the ground watching as the storm came toward Potsdam. (Note: we'd love a high resolution picture of Tuesday's funnel-shaped cloud. E-mail images to: radio@ncpr.org)  Go to full article

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