Wednesday, March 12, 2014 local almanac
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 39F; low 16F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 40F; low 16F.[/caption]
READ TEMPERATURE IN HUDSON: On thermometer in Studio A.
FAR LEFT: The temperature on the far left is from the Hawthorne Valley Farm Weather Page.
MIDDLE TEMP: Cairo from Weather Underground page.
FAR RIGHT: Catskill from Weather Underground page.
Local weather forecast
Today’s forecast is specific to Catskill, in Greene County:
The National Weather Service in Albany has declared a Winter Weather Advisory for sleet, freezing rain and snow in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Taconics, southern Berkshires and Litchfield County, effective 6 p.m., Wed., Mar. 12 through 11 a.m., Thurs., Mar. 13. Snow and sleet accumulations of two to four inches, and ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch are expected. Rain will transition to mixed precipitation of sleet and freezing rain early Wednesday evening, with a changeover to snow before midnight. The snow will taper off to snow showers early Thursday morning. A flash freeze is likely as temperatures rapidly drop Wednesday evening. Roads may quickly freeze as the colder air pushes in making travel hazardous; snow will make matters worse. Northerly winds of 10 to 20 mph will increase to 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph possible, Wednesday night.
Today: Rain. High near 41. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Wednesday night, rain, freezing rain, and sleet before 11 p.m., then snow. Low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a north wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Forecast for the next three days:
Thursday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 7 a.m. Cloudy. High near 24. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thursday night, partly cloudy. Low around 10. Wind chill values as low as zero.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 37. Friday night, a chance of snow showers, mainly after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 30.
Saturday: A chance of snow showers before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow showers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then a chance of rain showers after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 48. Saturday night, a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy. Low around 26.
Sunrise today: 7:10 a.m.
Sunset today: 6:59 p.m.
Length of the day: 11:48 hrs.
Today is the second Wednesday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.
VILLAGE OF ATHENS Board meets at 6:30 p.m at the Athens Community Center, 2 First St., Athens (945-1551).
CLERMONT Planning Board meets at Town Hall at 7 p.m. at 1795 Route 9, Clermont (537-6868).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Board of Supervisors Airport Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m.; Columbia County Board of Supervisors Special Public Works Committee meeting at 6 p.m.; Columbia County Board of Supervisors Special Finance Committee meeting at 6:15 p.m.; full Board of Supervisors meeting at 7:30 p.m., all at 401 State St. in Hudson.
COPAKE Resource Advisory Committee meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
GHENT Planning Board Application meeting and Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, 7 p.m. both at Town Hall, 2306 State Route 66, Ghent (392-4644).
HUDSON Planning Committee meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).
JEWETT Town meeting at 7 p.m., at Municipal Bldg. 3547 Co. Rt. 23C (263-4626).
KINDERHOOK Town’s 9 & 9H Corridor Committee meets at 7 p.m. at at Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
KINDERHOOK Village Board meeting and budget hearing, 7 p.m. at 6 Chatham Street, Kinderhook (758-9882).
The day ahead on 90.7-FM
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Stonehenge Recent science suggests stonehenge was an ancient musical instrument. Nigel Tufnel explains the ancient rocks, with newer rocks from Ruins, Hawkwind, King Missile. Ylvis, John Carpenter, Eddie Izzard, and others.
1 a.m.: Vital Weekly: Pan Sonic Episode 922 of weekly experimental new music show, by folks formerly behind Staalplaat. Click on title for playlist 921.
2 a.m.: Tabs Out: Wrong Signals Cassette show episode #42. Secret identities, sex in Ian’s car, and cassettes from Andreas Brandal, A.P. Vague, Anthony Janas, En Nihil, Pillowdiver, Nighthammer, Ay Fast, Sunatirene, Tumul, Wrong Signals, Peoples Temple, Tiger Village, Dane Patterson, Cinnabaris, and Rash.
5 a.m.: Shortwave/Pirates: Don Keith/N4KC First, on "The RAIN Report," Ham radio author Don Keith/N4KC gives some HF basics...what bands to use and when. Then more radio news, and radio art.
6 a.m.: Background Briefing with Ian Masters Inside breaking international and national news. A radio program featuring international and national news, expert guests, policy makers and critics with analysis and insight on national security, foreign and domestic policy, political, cultural and social issues. This program goes far beyond the headlines and deep under the radar to bring forward truths unheard in the American media.
7 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show: Tracy Brown Live from Wave Farm Study Center in Acra, NY. Local interviews, news, weather, public meetings, local events, and more, during the WGXC Spring Radio On! Pledge Drive. Tracy Brown from Riverkeeper, will discuss the Catskill Creek Water Quality Presentation at 7 p.m. March 13 at Cornell Cooperative Extension's Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 NYS Route 23, in Acra. Riverkeeper has been testing the Hudson River for fecal contamination and sewage discharges since 2006 and sharing the results with the public. In 2010 Riverkeeper partnered with the Catskill Creek Watershed Awareness Project to test Catskill Creek for fecal contamination, from the head of tide in Catskill to the South Cairo Bridge.
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
9 a.m. WGXC Morning Show continues with local news, weather, interviews and events.
2 p.m.: The Work Show: Pledge Drive Edition The show looks at the work involved at WGXC via two interviews, one with Morning Show host Phil Grant, who talks about the various careers that allowed him to come to this station during his retirement, and Galen Joseph-Hunter, the executive director of Wave Farm, of which WGXC is a program division. She talks about the origins of the station. Both conversations address the ways in which listener pledges allow for a platform to exist for those willing to work for love. Music from Beck's "The Information" (2006). Hosted by Paul Smart.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show: Hudson Talbott, Jay Collins, Johnny Crunch Hudson Talbott talks about goings on around Catskill; saxophonist Jay Collins (Gregg Allman, Levon Helm) about his music, and an upcoming local show; and NYC subway graffiti artist Johnny Crunch about the early days of graffiti in NYC, Central Park, and graffiti today. Also, at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., the local news. Plus, weather, weather warnings and traffic alerts, music, and more. Hosted by Harry Matthews. Live from the WGXC studio in the Catskill Community Center.
6 p.m.: Feature Story News