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Jim Carroll's photos at Bog River Falls of the fall foliage
Jim Carroll's photos at Bog River Falls of the fall foliage

Fall colors emerge

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

Funnel cloud forms over St. Lawrence County

A funnel cloud formed yesterday over St Lawrence County. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Let it rain!

We're nearing the end of the gardening season. Why do we need rain now? Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy.  Go to full article

Farmer?s Almanac predicts a ?wintery? winter

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

Water levels a concern along Seaway

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

Cool it! More summer yet to come

Parts of the North Country saw 40-degree weather over the weekend. The National Weather Service calls this "unseasonably cool." Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Storm topples trees, power lines and tractor trailer

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
Lightning strikes (Source:  NASA)
Lightning strikes (Source: NASA)

Heard Up North: Thunder

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

Water woes in the garden

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about mulching, watering and fertilizing during dry spells.  Go to full article

Keep the garden moist when it's dry

Martha Foley and Amy Ivy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension discuss watering the garden as we still await a good soaking.  Go to full article

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