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Tornado. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado#mediaviewer/File:Seymour_Texas_Tornado.jpg">NOAA</a>
Tornado. Photo: NOAA

Officials: Tornado struck central New York

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service says a tornado packing winds up to 100 mph touched down in central New York.

The storm hit the Oneida County Town of Verona about 10 p.m. Tuesday. The weather service says it left a nine-mile path of damage into the neighboring Town of Westmoreland, knocking down road signs and tearing the roof from a gas station.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/nyng/9160618316/in/">New York National Guard</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: New York National Guard, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Senators back disaster aid for upstate New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Both of New York's senators are asking President Barack Obama to quickly approve the state's request for federal disaster aid for upstate counties recently hit hard by storms and flooding.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking a federal major disaster declaration for 11 central and western New York counties.  Go to full article
Vernal pool on the Jenkins Mountain trail near Paul Smiths. Archive Photo of the Day: Marc Wanner, Saranac Lake, NY
Vernal pool on the Jenkins Mountain trail near Paul Smiths. Archive Photo of the Day: Marc Wanner, Saranac Lake, NY

This Weekend in the Adirondacks

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

It's forecast to be an outstanding weekend around the region with clear skies and the possibility of reaching the 90 degree mark in some areas on Sunday. It's the peak of the black fly season, however, and by some accounts they are particularly bad this year. Wear light-colored loose fitting clothing to avoid the worst of the black fly season.  Go to full article
Misty morning on Lake Algonquin. Archive Photo of the Day, May 2012: Susan Dornan, Ft. Edward NY.
Misty morning on Lake Algonquin. Archive Photo of the Day, May 2012: Susan Dornan, Ft. Edward NY.

This weekend in the Adirondacks

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

Although the weather is forecast to be pleasant, be prepared for the possibility of encountering a rain shower, especially on Saturday.  Go to full article

Storms damage rural towns in eastern New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service says investigators will examine storm damage in rural Schenectady County to determine if it was caused by a tornado or straight-line winds.

The weather service reports that trees and power lines were knocked down, several homes were damaged and a barn collapsed as strong storms moved through rural Schenectady and Albany counties between 3:30 and 4:30 Thursday afternoon. A tornado warning was in effect at the time, based on radar images.  Go to full article
May afternoon on Norman Ridge, looking toward Whiteface. Archive Photo of the Day 5/11/10: Chris Covert, Saranac Lake NY.
May afternoon on Norman Ridge, looking toward Whiteface. Archive Photo of the Day 5/11/10: Chris Covert, Saranac Lake NY.

This weekend in the Adirondacks

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

Scattered showers and the possibility of an afternoon thunderstorm this weekend will keep trails wet and muddy and may raise the levels of rivers and streams after rain events so that some crossings may not be accessible.

Expect to encounter increased visitors to trails and trail head parking areas, campgrounds, and on the region's waters, so seek backcountry recreation opportunities in less-visited areas of the Adirondack Park.  Go to full article
Martha and Curt at a recent Natural Selections call-in. Photo: Dale Hobson
Martha and Curt at a recent Natural Selections call-in. Photo: Dale Hobson

Listen: Natural Selections climate change call-in

Climate change is in the news, from the recent update by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its detailed report on national and local impacts, to the news of the melting Antarctic ice sheet.

Dr. Curt Stager, author of "Deep Future: the Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth," joins Martha Foley for a special Natural Selections call-in on climate change and other topics.  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

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

Rain through Sunday morning will exacerbate our already wet and muddy trail conditions and raise the levels of rivers and streams so that some crossing may not be accessible and trails near waterways may be flooded on Sunday morning before skies clear and winds - which are expected to be 10-15 miles per hour Friday and Saturday - begin to calm. Rains are expected to be heaviest on south and southestern slopes.  Go to full article

Roads in Finger Lakes region closed by flooding

PENN YAN, N.Y. (AP) Severe storms that dumped up to five inches of rain have forced evacuations and closed roads in the Finger Lakes region.

Authorities tell local media that flash flooding forced some homes to be evacuated early Wednesday morning in the Yates County village of Penn Yan, on the northern end of Keuka Lake 45 miles southeast of Rochester.  Go to full article
Lampson Falls. Photo: Melanie Lukesh
Lampson Falls. Photo: Melanie Lukesh

SUNY Canton student drowns in Grasse River

A 21-year old SUNY Canton student drowned Sunday evening at a popular swimming hole in southern St. Lawrence County. Elliot D. Mullings of Brooklyn, NY was at Lampson Falls, in the Town of Clare, with two fellow students when the current swept him downstream. According to County Sheriff Kevin Wells, despite attempts by Mullings's friends and lookers on, his body failed to resurface.  Go to full article

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