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Thursday, January 2, 2014 local almanac

Jan 02, 2014 12:05 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 13F; low 3F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 15F; low 3F.[/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 Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service in Albany remains in effect for the Mohawk and Schoharie valleys, eastern Catskills, Capital Region, Mid-Hudson Valley, Taconics, southern Vermont, Berkshires and Litchfield Hills, through 10 a.m., Fri., Jan. 3. Heavy snow is expected, with accumulations of 6 to 12 inches possible, with locally up to 15 inches across the eastern Catskills, southern Green Mountains and northern Berkshires. The snow will fall at a rate of one inch per hour. A steady light snow will continue through the day Thursday and continue into Thursday night. The snow will become steadier and heavier across the entire region Thursday night, then taper off around sunrise, Friday. North winds of 5 to 15 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph are expected across the region. Temperatures will hover in the single digits and teens Thursday, falling to a range of 10 to -10 degrees, Thursday night. The wind chill values are expected to be between -10 and -25 into Friday morning.

Today: Snow. High near 15. Wind chill values as low as -1. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Thursday night, snow with areas of blowing snow. Low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -15. North wind 13 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Forecast for the next three days:
Friday: Snow showers likely with areas of blowing snow before 10 a.m., then areas of blowing snow and a slight chance of snow showers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing. High near 12. Wind chill values as low as -17. North wind around 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Friday night, mostly clear. Low around -9.
Saturday: Sunny. High near 21. Saturday night, partly cloudy. Low around 16.
Sunday: A chance of rain, snow and sleet between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., then a chance of rain after 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 38. Sunday night, rain likely. Cloudy. Low around 36.

Sunrise today: 7:24 a.m.
Sunset today: 4:35 p.m.

Length of the day: 9:11 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the first Thursday of the month.
WGXC recommends calling ahead to confirm time and location.

ANCRAM Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 1416 County Rte. 7, Ancram (329-6512).
AUSTERLITZ Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 812 Route 203, Spencertown (392-3260).
COPAKE Planning Board meets at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
GHENT Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 2306 State Route 66, Ghent (392-4644).
KINDERHOOK Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
WINDHAM Town board meets at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 371 State Rt. 296, Hensonville (734-4170).

The day ahead on 90.7-FM

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Headlines Radio news about radio.
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Bo Diddley Music of the late Bo Diddley is featured.
1 a.m.: Tabs Out: Stare Case Cassette show, Episode #37. A brief chat about the #TripMetal scandal that rocked the nation, plus some tape jamage from Stare Case, dSCI, John Carpenter & Alan Howarth, Kevolych, Raising Holy Sparks, Decimus, William Clay Martin, Esther Chlorine, Trabajo, ???, Brian Green, Jason Zeh, Stag Hare, Horselover Fats, and Givan Lötz.
4 a.m.: Vital Weekly: Artificial Memory Trace Vital Weekly 912
5 a.m.: Kurt Opsahl From Stellar Wind to PRISM, Boundless Informant to EvilOlive, the NSA spying programs are shrouded in secrecy and rubber-stamped by secret opinions from a court that meets in a faraday cage. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Kurt Opsahl explains the known facts about how the programs operate and the laws and regulations the U.S. government asserts allows the NSA to spy on you.

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 Morning news, music, interviews features and agriculture reporting. Hosted by Phil Grant. Call in with your views at 518-828-0290.
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show The Morning Show continues with local news, weather and events.
10 a.m.: We the People: Premiere After substituting as guest host of "@Issue," Tom DePietro returns with a new show devoted to local politics. "We the People," will air the first, third and fifth Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. The first episode is devoted to the December 27 subcommittee meeting on the proposed alterations to the Columbia County Airport located in Ghent. Patti Metheney and Michael Schrom of GhentCANN (Ghent Citizens Against Noise Nuisance) will be DePietro's guests.
11 a.m.: One Size Fits All: 20140102 An hour-long investigation into the idea of amplified sound with your host beginning with Kate Bush and concluding with Joanna Newsom. www.facebook.com/OneSizeWGXC
2 p.m.: The Art of the Hudson Valley: Gretchen Kelly, Tim Ebneth Discussion with Columbia County multidisciplinary artists Gretchen Kelly and Tim Ebneth. Hosted by Chad Weckler.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: Sjamback From Radio Theater Project, an anthology series of dramas and comedies for radio. Produced at KSVR Studios at the radio station KSVR-FM in Mount Vernon, Washington. The actors are from the Skagit Radio Repertory Company. The producer is Joseph C McGuire. Made possible by grant from the Corporation for the Public Broadcasting and KSVR Studios. "Sjambak": Written by Jack Vance; adapted for radio by Perry Whittle. "Sjambak" a story written in 1953 by Jack Vance. A thoughtful writer of science fiction who writes about the human condition rather than technology. Here is an earlier story about a planet settled by Muslims and a tabloid reporter whose supposed to exploit them. From A-Infos Radio Project.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show

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