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"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

Eyewitness: Trapped by the Floods

Governor Pataki says property damage from this week's deadly flooding is likely to total about 100 million dollars. Forecasters say more flooding could be coming tomorrow. They say runoff from today's torrential rain could drive water levels across the state even higher. Today's flooding killed at least three people in upstate New York, closed a 50-mile stretch of the Thruway and caused mass evacuations. Gregory Warner spoke with two Mohawk Valley residents - Sarah Ackroyd of Fort Plain and Jim Garrison of Nelliston.  Go to full article

Lake Champlain: Docks Still Underwater, Boating Industry Suffers

Lake Champlain water levels are high after heavy rainfall. Barry Hamilton owns the Essex Marina, he spoke with Gregory Warner.  Go to full article

Flood Warnings & Watches Across Region

Flood watches and warnings are in effect across much of the North Country this morning. The National Weather Service described the situation as "extremely dangerous" and reported that rising water has forced evacuations in the town of Herkimer.

A flash flood watch is in effect in Lewis County. Most of Hamilton County is under a flood warning. High water alerts have been posted for the areas around Old Forge, Speculator, and Indian Lake.

In Essex County, the National Weathers Service says high water is possible on the Ausable and the Boquet Rivers. As of last night, Lake George was already above flood stage.  Go to full article
Bill Knoble's garden. Photo by Bill Knoble.
Bill Knoble's garden. Photo by Bill Knoble.

Heard up North: "My Garden is White..." Hailstorm Hits North Country

Thunderstorms and heavy rain hit much of the North Country yesterday and last night. Many parts of the Adirondacks were without power. The storms also brought a fast and furious hailstorm. Bill Knoble of Chestertown told Gregory Warner he's never seen anything like it.  Go to full article
Bob Andrews and his furrowed fields in Fowler.
Bob Andrews and his furrowed fields in Fowler.

A Year on the Farm: Plowing in Between the Rocks

When you drive across the North Country at this time of year, you'll see some farm fields already green with shoots. Others are deep brown and ready for seeding. Some haven't changed since winter. Soils vary according to microregion. Some of the last fields to be tilled are near Gouverneur, where the clay soil is cool and wet. That's where farmer Bob Andrews lives. David Sommerstein hopped on his tractor for this month's edition of A Year on the Farm.  Go to full article

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