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Grid passes heatwave test

The operators of New York's power grid say the electrical system passed the test during this week's heat wave, and stood up to record usage with no major problems. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Keeping the cows cool

We were wondering how dairy farms cope with the heat. Martha Foley called Molly Ames, a farm business educator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service in Jefferson County. Martha wanted to know if she had any personal experience farming.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Keeping Cool?

With heat indices climbing into triple-digits on Tuesday, how are you keeping cool? From the airconditioned aisles of the P&C in Potsdam...to Postwood Park in Hannawa Falls...  Go to full article

Air conditioning: A Texan assessment

Speaking of the heat, commentator Paul Willcott is old enough to remember Texas without air conditioning. He agrees that cool indoor spaces set people free in some ways, but he's young enough to enjoy far more significant progress.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Keeping Cool, Part II

The streets of Canton were practically deserted during the hottest hours on Tuesday afternoon. But our intern David White met 2 moms and 8 kids coming out of the Canton Free Library. They told him what they hoped for to keep cool...  Go to full article
"Your Logo Here": Dan Sullivan-Catlin, Derek Maus, Kevin Smith and David Brown in the NCPR studio
"Your Logo Here": Dan Sullivan-Catlin, Derek Maus, Kevin Smith and David Brown in the NCPR studio

A song to celebrate July's weather

The Potsdam band Your Logo Here reviews this month's weather -- muggy, buggy and rain. Their improvised "Weather Happened" segment was part of a live performance last night on Open Studio, NCPR's monthly arts program.  Go to full article
David Douglas' "Keene Valley Airfield"
David Douglas' "Keene Valley Airfield"

Weather Happened: The Grays of June

The weather has been on the minds of a lot of North Country residents this week: heavy rains left flooding and washed-out roadways. We asked Adirondack artist David Douglas to describe June's weather from a visual artist's perspective. What colors would he use to "paint" the weather this month? David Douglas has lived and worked in Jay since 1987. You'll find his artwork on display at "Twigs" in Lake Placid.  Go to full article

Three Deaths, Roads Washed Out Amid Heavy Rains

Governor Pataki declared a state of emergency yesterday in 14 upstate counties. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article
Flooding on the West Branch of the Sacandaga in the town of Wells, Hamilton County (Source:  Gabriel Oshen)
Flooding on the West Branch of the Sacandaga in the town of Wells, Hamilton County (Source: Gabriel Oshen)

Floods Hit Northern NY Hard

Rivers broke their banks across the North Country, with major flooding reported along the Sacandaga River and the Mohawk. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Champlain Already High

Water levels on Lake Champlain were already nearing the high water mark. Boaters last week reported docks underwater in Essex. Gregory Warner spoke with Barry Hamilton, owner of the Essex Marina, yesterday afternoon. Hamilton estimated the water was about three feet above where it usually is this time of year.  Go to full article

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