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Canton, New York, United States (13617)  Lat: 44.60N, Lon: 75.17W
Wx Zone: NYZ087 ICAO Used: KMSS
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Current Conditions
Updated: 5:53 AM EDT WED AUG 20 2014
Sun & Moon Information:
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Temp: 52°F
Humidity: 97%
Wind Speed: NE3.5MPH(3KT)
Barometer: 29.94 in.
Dewpoint: 51°F
Heat Index: 52°F
Wind Chill: 52°F
Civil Twilight: 5:37 AM EDT Moon Phase:
Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent Moon
Sunrise: 6:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:57 PM EDT
Civil Twilight: 8:28 PM EDT
Forecast for Canton, New York:
Dated: 353 AM EDT WED AUG 20 2014    Expires: 400 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014
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Hi: 81°F
Lo: 61°F Hi: 79°F
Lo: 61°F Hi: 79°F
Hi: 79°F
Lo: 59°F
Pop: 40% Pop: 80% Pop: 80% Pop: 70% Pop: 30%
ZoneCast:
Dated: 353 AM EDT WED AUG 20 2014    Expires: 400 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014
Includes the Cities: Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Gouverneur


Today...Partly sunny this morning...Then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Tonight...Thunderstorms likely. Occasional showers. Lows in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Thursday...Showers likely in the morning...Then occasional showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Thursday Night...Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Friday...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Friday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Saturday...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.

Weather in the News

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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.

The fire danger is low thanks in part to rains this week that continue to keep waters much higher than has been typical for this time of year, though trails remain mostly dry except in low-lying areas.  Go to full article
Not quite ripe tomato. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/40385177@N07/5930737649/">Cristina</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Not quite ripe tomato. Photo: Cristina, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Lots and lots of healthy but unripe tomatoes

It's been a good year for healthy tomatoes. Disease is scarce, plants are healthy and fruit is abundant.

Just one problem--the long stretches of unseasonably cool weather has kept them from ripening. And more cool temperatures are in the forecast. What can you do?

Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy says "wait."  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.

And what a weekend it's forecast to be; we seem to be having an exceptional summer, weather-wise.  Go to full article
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

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