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Heavy rain – really heavy rain – that falls more often. Sound familiar? Why we’re seeing more damaging downpours may be controversial in political circles. But here it is. Cities, municipalities and insurance companies are tasked...
You may have noticed this winter that your National Grid bill was high. Really high. So much so that U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has called for an investigation into possible rate gouging. Bills this year were, on average, 60 to 75 percent higher than...
Winter seemingly came early this time around. It stayed late and it sure hit hard. With apologies, perhaps that was our fault. You see, the spouse and I enjoy cross country skiing. Every year we earnestly pray for snow. Hey! Success! As one...
The arrival of red-breasted robins is generally taken as a sign of spring, something many will be eager to welcome this year. But here’s more for the “I-did-not-know-that” file: some robins stick around, all year. Even in a...
Bias alert: I like winter. Maybe that’s because I’m not from these parts and haven’t had time to get sick of it yet. But I love the beauty, the way it changes all the time, all the winter sports, cosy sitting beside a crackling...
News stories tagged with "weather"
by NCPR News
Sep 21, 2007 — Water levels in some central New York reservoirs have hit all-time lows. This is forcing state officials like Carmella Mantello, the director of New York Canal Corp., to get water from secondary or even tertiary sources. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 21, 2007 — Trees across the North Country and Vermont are showing their fall colors. Foliage season only lasts a few weeks in late September and early October. Jim Carroll and his wife Gina are volunteer "leaf peepers" in Tupper Lake. Todd Moe spoke with Jim about the vivid and varied colors this week. Go to full article
Sep 05, 2007 — The Farmers' Almanac is out with its forecast for the next year. Pete Geiger is the publication's editor. Jonathan Brown asked him about the centuries-old method the Almanac uses to predict the weather - and for the forecast itself. Go to full article
Aug 23, 2007 — Boaters and businesses along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario are suffering through lower-than-normal water levels this summer. Earlier this month, freighters on the St. Lawrence were cautioned to go slow because of low water. The low water is expected to prompt high turnout at a summit meeting called by the International Water Levels Coalition at the Clayton Opera House Saturday morning. Local conditions depend partly on how much water is coming downstream from Great Lakes at the head of the seaway system in the Midwest. There's increasing concern about lower water levels all along the Great Lakes system, both due to increased drainage, and possibly global climate change. Chuck Quirmbach has more. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Aug 17, 2007 — Several thousand customers are without power this morning around the North Country and Vermont following severe storms last night. The fast moving storm knocked down trees and power lines and caused a tractor trailer crash on the Northway. Authorities say the northbound lanes of I-87 were closed shortly before 5 pm after strong winds toppled the tractor trailer. No injuries or deaths were reported in connection with the storm. Donnie Dumont is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Burlington. Go to full article
Jul 24, 2007 — This Heard Up North is something we hear a lot in the summer: Thunder. Recent stormy weather inspired Brian Mann to record some of the more dramatic moments. And, to get an idea of what we're hearing, Jonathan Brown talked to National Weather Service meteorologist Maureen Breitbach. Go to full article