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This Weekend in the Adirondacks

Each Friday, John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the coming weekend.

It's been a great week for outdoor sports with plenty of snow and reasonable temperatures.

Currently there are good snow depths at all elevations, however, today's thaw and tomorrow's warmer weather will adversely impact trail conditions.  Go to full article
This week's thaw could lead to ice-jam flooding. Photo: Larry Master
This week's thaw could lead to ice-jam flooding. Photo: Larry Master

Coming up: a wet week of showers, melting snow

In a break from cold and snow, the weather hazards of the next few days will involve rain, freezing rain, and possible flooding from ice-jammed rivers and streams.  Go to full article
This week's thaw could lead to ice-jam flooding. Photo: Larry Master
This week's thaw could lead to ice-jam flooding. Photo: Larry Master

Upstate NY faces wet week of showers, melting snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for later this week in western New York, but this time the threat is from melting rather than falling snow.

Forecasters say rising temperatures may lead to ice-jam flooding on rivers and streams Thursday night or Friday.  Go to full article
Backyards will get a workout as winter brings yet another snow day for students. Photo: John Stanford
Backyards will get a workout as winter brings yet another snow day for students. Photo: John Stanford

Winter storm triggers closings, state of emergency

The latest winter storm has dumped up to 20 inches of snow on a broad swath of eastern New York.

Schools are closed across much of the North Country, the Hudson Valley and the Albany area.

The storm began Thursday morning. Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency yesterday afternoon.

"The storm has brought a mix of everything," the governor said, "We have snow, we have sleet, we have rain, we have ice."  Go to full article
Archive Photo of the Day: Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY
Archive Photo of the Day: Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY

Winter storm whallops eastern NY and Vermont

Up to 16 inches of new snow are in store for large parts of the region through Thursday and into Friday morning. Most schools are closed in NY's Capital region, Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

In Vermont, Thursday night could see accumulations of 1 to 2 inches per hour. The Weather Service says the storm will make travel hazardous.  Go to full article
Ice sailors waiting for the wind at Gilbert Brook Marina on Lake Champlain in West Chazy, NY earlier this winter. Archive Photo of the Day: Andy Sajor
Ice sailors waiting for the wind at Gilbert Brook Marina on Lake Champlain in West Chazy, NY earlier this winter. Archive Photo of the Day: Andy Sajor

Report: Lake Champlain 99 percent frozen

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The National Weather Service in Vermont is estimating that Lake Champlain is 99 percent frozen over.

National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Loconto says it's the most ice on the lake since 2007, the last time the lake is believed to have frozen over completely.  Go to full article
Typical day in fall, winter or spring in Syracuse, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamurray5/8297144470/">Theresa Murphy</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Typical day in fall, winter or spring in Syracuse, NY. Photo: Theresa Murphy, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Syracuse lags in race to be snowiest U.S. city

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse is in danger of losing its title as the snowiest big city in America.

The Salt City in central New York had 81 inches of snow as of Monday to rank fourth in the race to win the Golden Snow Globe competition. Erie, Pa. is the runaway leader with 107.5 inches.

Heck, Syracuse even trails Buffalo by 13.4 inches in the Golden Snowball contest for supremacy among New York's largest cities. Last year, Syracuse won both contests.  Go to full article

This Weekend in the Adirondacks

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

This will be an outstanding weekend for wintertime outdoor recreation.  Go to full article
Jeff Branch and Dorothy Metz are this year's King and Queen of Winter Carnival. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Jeff Branch and Dorothy Metz are this year's King and Queen of Winter Carnival. Photo: Mark Kurtz

A local Winter Carnival with global glitz

Along with the Winter Games in Sochi, the Travel Channel is pointing to Saranac Lake as one of the must-see destinations around the world in February.

That's because of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival and the famous ice palace, which is spectacular this year. Coming up this weekend is a packed schedule, with the parade, the fireworks show, and much more.  Go to full article
Archive Photo of the Day: Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY
Archive Photo of the Day: Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY

Round-up: Winter storm blankets NY, VT, Ontario

According to the Associated Press, Gov. Cuomo activated the NY State Emergency Operation Center as snowfall ranging from 6-20 inches heads for various areas of the state. The storm has prompted hundreds of school closings across upstate.

Central and Southern Vermont can expect 6-12 inches of snow, with the heaviest coming during the midday hours. Southern Ontario can expect 15 centimeters and more in some regions. Heavy snow has slowed morning commutes from Windsor all the way to Kingston.  Go to full article

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