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Canton, New York, United States (13617)  Lat: 44.60N, Lon: 75.17W
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Current Conditions
Updated: 9:53 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014
Sun & Moon Information:
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Temp: 65°F
Humidity: 100%
Wind Speed: W5.8MPH(5KT)
Barometer: 29.77 in.
Dewpoint: 65°F
Heat Index: 65°F
Wind Chill: 65°F
Civil Twilight: 5:52 AM EDT Moon Phase:
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Sunrise: 6:22 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:36 PM EDT
Civil Twilight: 8:06 PM EDT
Forecast for Canton, New York:
Dated: 641 PM EDT TUE SEP 02 2014    Expires: 400 AM EDT WED SEP 03 2014
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Lo: 60°F Hi: 79°F
Lo: 59°F Hi: 81°F
Lo: 65°F Hi: 85°F
Pop: 70% Pop: 70%
ZoneCast:
Dated: 641 PM EDT TUE SEP 02 2014    Expires: 400 AM EDT WED SEP 03 2014
Includes the Cities: Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Gouverneur


Tonight...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely until midnight...Then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms May produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows around 60. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Wednesday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds...Becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night...Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight...Becoming light and variable.
Thursday...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
Thursday Night...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds around 10 mph.
Friday...Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Friday Night...Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Saturday...Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Saturday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs around 70.
Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs around 70.
Sunday Night...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s.
Monday...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s.
Tuesday...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s.

Weather in the News

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Ice storm, December 2013. Photo by Mark Kurtz
Ice storm, December 2013. Photo by Mark Kurtz

Autopsy for a brutal winter season

It's hard to remember on a beautiful summer morning like this one, but last winter was long and grueling here in the North Country.

There was a ferocious ice storm in December and stretches of brutal cold that continued late into the spring. A lot of those road crews out on the highways this month are still repairing potholes and frost heaves caused by record-low temperatures.

The thing is, that's not what scientists were expecting. Weather models going into the winter predicted a fairly normal, or even a mild season. Meteorologists way the culprit was a dramatic shift in the big air currents that flow across North America.  Go to full article
The North Country's traditional above-ground electrical grid is vulnerable in winter weather. Photo: Joanna Richards
The North Country's traditional above-ground electrical grid is vulnerable in winter weather. Photo: Joanna Richards

How to keep the power on during a weather disaster?

New York is partnering with Clarkson University, National Grid, General Electric, SUNY Potsdam and other local businesses to design what's called a "resilient microgrid" for the Village of Potsdam.

The region is particularly susceptible to power outages during winter storms and flooding. The new grid would provide electricity to essential services, including the two colleges, Canton-Potsdam Hospital and National Grid's Potsdam Service Center.

Tom Ortmeyer is professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson, and is one of the researchers that will lead the Clarkson team.

Martha Foley reached him at the annual meeting of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in Maryland. He said the problem of supporting local services during disasters was high on the conference's agenda, especially the idea of "resiliency."  Go to full article
The El Nino in 1997 as imaged by NASA.  Photo:  NASA, JPL
The El Nino in 1997 as imaged by NASA. Photo: NASA, JPL

How wintry will this winter be? Get your first forecast

As we head into the second week of August, it may seem a little too soon to start thinking about winter and the weather it may bring.

But the National Weather service is already developing early models designed to give some sense of snow and temperature conditions.

The very, very long-term forecast for this winter is for moderate to light snow and warm-ups that could mean a lighter snow pack in the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

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

Wetter weather this week has lowered the fire danger and brought the region's rivers and streams to well above normal for this time of year and contributed to muddy and wet areas on some trails, especially low-lying areas, and in the Western Adirondacks which has in general seen more rain over the past two weeks.  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

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

Drier weather this week has kept the fire danger elevated, and dried most trails, although some low-lying areas remain wet and muddy, especially in the Western Adirondacks.

Rivers and streams around the Adirondack Park have returned to normal for this time of year.  Go to full article

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