Friday, May 23, 2014 local almanac
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 68F; low 53F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 68F; low 53F.[/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 issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the northwestern Connecticut, western Massachusetts, east central New York and southern Vermont, Fri., May 23. Scattered thunderstorms are expected, especially Friday afternoon. Some storms could produce small hail. Locally heavy rainfall is possible, especially to the east of the Hudson River Valley, which may cause some minor flooding in low-lying, poor drainage and urban areas.
Today: A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 1 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy. High near 66. Friday night, showers likely, mainly before 9 p.m. Cloudy. Low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Forecast for the next three days:
Saturday: Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 71. Saturday night, scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy. Low around 49.
Sunday: Isolated showers. Mostly sunny. High near 79. Sunday night, partly cloudy. Low around 53.
Monday (Memorial Day observed): Mostly sunny. High near 84. Monday night, mostly cloudy. Low around 59.
Today is the fourth Friday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.
CLERMONT Zoning Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 1795 Route 9, Clermont (537-6868).
HUDSON Historic Preservation Commission (tentative) at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).
The day ahead on WGXC 90.7-FM
12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: USA Freedom Act Free Speech Radio News reports, "The US House of Representatives passed the so-called USA Freedom Act on Thursday, a bi-partisan bill designed to reign in the National Security Agency’s practice of suspicionless surveillance and bulk collection of US phone records. The bill also limits the reach of FISA pen registers and the scope of what information US security officials could demand from telephone companies and internet service providers under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. The USA Freedom Act was broadly supported by both civil liberties groups and internet service providers, until 11th hour changes were made to the measure that critics say dilute its privacy protections. FSRN’s Nell Abram spoke with Amie Stepanovich, Senior Policy Counsel at the digital rights group, Access."
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Trans-X Preview Previews of this year's Trans-X Transmission Art Symposium, broadcast this weekend on Wave Farm Radio and WGXC. Plus, past performances and talks are featured.
3 a.m.: Taran's Free Jazz Hour: Jaap Blonk Episode 13 of 2014 of two-hour free jazz show that airs on eight European radio stations and Wave Farm Radio and WGXC 90.7-FM in the Hudson Valley, in New York, in the United States. Click on title to access the playlist.
5 a.m.: The Shortwave Report: 20140523 This week's show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, the Voice of Russia, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Radio Havana Cuba.
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 Tom Roe hosts live from Acra, with local news, music, events, and more. New song from Alexander Turnquist, "Wildflower," and President Obama comes to New York.
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show continues.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show: Jeffrey Wrightson Singer/songwriter Jeffrey Wrightson will perform live from the Hudson studio. Hosted by Mark B and Gee Treez.
6 p.m.: Feature Story News