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Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

Wetter weather this week has lowered the fire danger and brought the region's rivers and streams to well above normal for this time of year and contributed to muddy and wet areas on some trails, especially low-lying areas, and in the Western Adirondacks which has in general seen more rain over the past two weeks.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

Drier weather this week has kept the fire danger elevated, and dried most trails, although some low-lying areas remain wet and muddy, especially in the Western Adirondacks.

Rivers and streams around the Adirondack Park have returned to normal for this time of year.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

The fire danger remains moderate so use care with fire. Remember that it's illegal to leave a fire unattended until it is fully extinguished.  Go to full article

Weather Service confirms North Creek tornado

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service has confirmed that a fourth tornado touched down in upstate New York during severe storms that killed four people.

Meteorologists say the twister touched down around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday in the hamlet of North Creek, in the Adirondacks 70 miles north of Albany. The tornado was rated EF-0 with wind speeds of 85 mph.  Go to full article

Weather service: Tornado hit homes where 4 died

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed the homes in upstate New York where four people were killed.

Barbara Watson, the meteorologist leading the agency's survey team says that the violent winds Tuesday were at least 100 mph and reached undetermined higher speeds to cause the damage they're seeing in the town of Smithfield, between Syracuse and Utica.  Go to full article
Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Arthur. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lekeiner/14586771773/">Louis Keiner</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach during Hurricane Arthur. Photo: Louis Keiner, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Disaster readiness program pools community knowledge and experience

The National Weather Service predicts 2014 will be a relatively tame hurricane season, but already, this July 4th saw Hurricane Arthur brushing the North Carolina coast.

Significant hurricanes like Sandy and Irene as well Tropical Storm Lee, have led Governor Cuomo to order training so New Yorkers can be their own first responders.

The Inovation Trail's Jenna Flanagan spoke with the head of the state Department of Homeland Security, Jerome Hauer, who's leading the creation of the Citizen Preparedness Corps.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for this Independence Day Weekend.

It looks like after today's unsettled weather has passed, we'll have another great weekend in store with sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday. Even the black flies and mosquitoes should be kept at bay with winds all weekend forecast to be from 5 to 15 miles per hour; that will also mean a great weekend to do some sailing.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href=" https://www.flickr.com/photos/reallyboring/14525283356//"> Eric Allix Rogers <br /></a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved<br />
Photo: Eric Allix Rogers
, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Severe thunderstorms hit eastern NY for second day

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Strong thunderstorms are hitting eastern New York for a second day, with damaging winds triggering a tornado warning west of Albany and the threat of flash floods through the evening.

The National Weather Service says a tornado was possible in a line of storms that moved through parts of Herkimer, Montgomery and Fulton counties late Thursday afternoon.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

We have another great weekend in store weather wise, with temperatures forecast to reach 80 degrees, and only a very slight chance of encountering an afternoon or evening rainstorm. Black flies are still very active, so be prepared for that, and be sure to bring along some sunscreen.  Go to full article

Heavy rains flood Albany area

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Heavy rain caused local flooding in the Albany area and one small Hudson River city declared a state of emergency.

Mechanicville in Saratoga County declared the emergency Wednesday night after a one-two punch of roughly three inches of rain and a water main break. Drivers are asked to avoid city roads until 10 a.m. Thursday and residents are being advised to boil their water.  Go to full article

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