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Winter Weather Awareness Week – New York Prepares for the Season

The National Weather Service has set aside this last week of October as Winter Weather Awareness week across New York State.  As we're expecting our first dusting of snow, the timing is right on.

Upstate New York locations from Buffalo to Old Forge have legendary winters with plenty of windy, cold blizzards causing snow to pile up and roads to ice.

Did you know that not all major snow storms are technically blizzards?

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Central New York Prepares For Season’s First Frost

The National Weather Service in Binghamton is issued frost and freeze alerts for Central New York.
A frost advisory is in effect for the counties of Oneida, Madison, Chenango, Otsego and Oswego in our listening area overnight tonight through Thursday morning.  Temperatures in these areas will flirt with the freezing point.  Flowering plants should be brought inside.

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Upstate New York Says Good-bye to a Soggy September

With heavy rain being a very constant companion for us last month, the National Weather Service in Binghamton has released rainfall totals for locations in the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier.

Here are the rainfall rates for select locations:

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Today Is The Official End of Summer [Video]

The word "Equinox" means "Equal Night" and since 5:05 this morning is the official Autumnal Equinox, I thought you'd like to know the scientific facts about where it got its name.

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Flooding Impacts Central New York Again [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Just a week and a half after getting a rainy wallop from Hurricane Irene, the aftereffects of Tropical Storm Lee have soaked the over-saturated ground and again caused massive flooding of roads and home evacuations.  The photo galleries below are from Kirkland along R

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Flooding Closing Roads & Schools in Central New York [Thursday Sept. 8, 2011]

The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are leaving their mark on Central New York. A number of roads and schools are closed this morning due to the heavy flooding in the area.

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Tornado Crosses the New York State Thruway [VIDEO]

Tornadoes in Upstate New York are relatively rare, but they do happen.  A strong line of thunderstorms on Sunday, September 4 delivered a tornado to the eastern Mohawk Valley near Amsterdam.

A motorist on the New York State Thruway pulled over to the Mohawk rest area to ride out the storm; and, as she writes on her YouTube channel, she " got much more than bargained for."

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Tropical Storm Irene Flooding Hits Upstate New York [PHOTOS]

Several regions of Upstate New York were affected by the heavy rains that accopanied Irene as it bowled over the Northeast.

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Hurricane Irene Marches North, Claiming Four Lives Thus Far [MAP, VIDEO]

Over a million people in North Carolina and Virginia are currently without power after Hurricane Irene came ashore on Saturday, and other states further north are bracing for impact on Sunday.

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Hurricane Irene as Seen From Outer Space [VIDEO]

Hurricane Irene is on her way and preliminary reports suggests she’ll be a big one. To get an idea of just how big though, check out this aerial video of Irene filmed from the International Space Station as it passed over the Eastern seaboard.

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Hurricane Irene Takes Aim at New York State [UPDATE]

In what may become a storm of historic proportions, Hurricane Irene is chugging north up the Atlantic coast to take aim at portions of New York State including New York City and Long Island.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is offering the following advice to New Yorkers:

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5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles New York, Entire Eastern Seaboard [UPDATE]

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the eastern seaboard of the United States.  The epicenter was in Virginia and reports are coming in from up and down the Atlantic Coast and as far away as Indiana of feeling the earth shake.

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