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Friday, February 14, 2014 local almanac

Feb 14, 2014 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 34F; low 18F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 35F; low 17F.[/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 Warning remains in effect until 10 a.m., Fri., Feb. 14, for western New England, the Mid-Hudson Valley, central and southern Taconics and the eastern Catskills. Total snowfall accumulations of 12 to 24 inches, with more than two feet across portions of the eastern Catskills is forecast. The snowfall will diminish through mid-morning. The wind will pick up producing some areas of blowing snow. Difficult travel conditions will continue. Winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph are expected. Temperatures will remain in the 20s.

Today: Periods of snow before 9 a.m., then areas of blowing snow after 9 a.m. High near 35. West wind 8 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Friday night, a chance of snow, mainly after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Forecast for the next three days:
Saturday: Snow likely. Cloudy. High near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Saturday night, mostly clear. Low around 15.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High near 25. Sunday night, mostly clear. Low around 0.
Monday (Presidents' Day observed): Mostly sunny. High near 27. Monday night, snow likely. Mostly cloudy. Low around 17.

Sunrise today: 6:51 a.m.
Sunset today: 5:27 p.m.
Length of the day: 10:35 hrs.

Town meetings
Today is the second Friday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.

HUDSON Historic Preservation Commission CANCELLED (tentative) at 10 a.m., 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030). Note: Hudson City Hall is closed, Fri., Feb. 14.

The day ahead on 90.7-FM
12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Sen. Rand Paul Sues U.S. Over Surveillance From "Democracy Now!": "Republican Sen. Rand Paul has filed a class action lawsuit against the White House and the National Security Agency over the bulk collection of U.S. telephone records. Teaming with the right-wing libertarian group FreedomWorks, Paul said the NSA’s mass retention of phone data violates privacy rights while offering no intelligence gains. Sen. Rand Paul: "The interesting thing is, is as we’ve looked at this both at the Intelligence Committee level and through investigations by the media, there’s no evidence that there’s been one terrorist caught or detained or prevented uniquely on this information. I’m not against the NSA. I’m not against spying. I’m not against looking at phone records. I just want you to go to a judge, have a person’s name and individualize the warrant. That’s what the Fourth Amendment says." Paul says his suit will seek to cover every American who’s used a phone in the last five years. He expects it to reach the U.S. Supreme Court."
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Shelter From the Storm Listen to the silence of a fresh foot of snow. Music, sounds from the storm, and more. Tom Roe hosts live from Wave Farm.
1 a.m.: Taran's Free Jazz Hour: Satoko Fujii
5 a.m.: Sprouts: Surveillance This week on Sprouts, A round table discussion about Civil liberties, privacy, espionage, and how technology is affecting all of these things in our daily lives. Mike Janke: a retired navy seal and security technology expert Dr. Chris Seghoian: ACLU freedom fighter Dr. Matt Green: assistant research professor at John Hopkins university Tamzen Conoy: Privacy advocate Phil Zimmermann: the inventor of PGP encrypted communications, and a living tech legend Cyber terrorism, and drones w/ "the Back channel" technology group/radio show
5:30 a.m.: Sea Change Radio: Bicycle Waves Are you one of the many people who thinks about taking your bike to do an errand more often than actually taking your bike for that errand? If one of your reasons for driving instead is that you don’t have the energy for a workout or it’s just too dark outside, you won’t want to miss this week’s episode of Sea Change Radio. First, we hear from Jon Stevens of Superpedestrian, an innovative company that has designed the Copenhagen Wheel, a bicycle wheel that can make a sweaty, tiring hill ascent a thing of the past. Then, host Alex Wise speaks with Laurent Rains of Monkey ‘Lectric, whose cutting-edge wheel lights make it much more fun to ride a bike in the dark. From radio4all.net.

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.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show Hosted by Mark Bailey, Gregor Trieste and Jack Ross-Pilkington from the Hudson studio.
6 p.m.: Feature Story News