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Thursday, February 13, 2014 local almanac

Feb 13, 2014 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 24F; low 14F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 24F; low 14F.[/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 Storm Warning for western New England, the Mid-Hudson Valley and eastern Catskills beginning 7 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 13 to 10 a.m., Fri., Feb. 14. A snowfall accumulation of 10 to 20 inches is forecast, with the greater amounts falling across the higher terrain of the eastern Catskills, Berkshires and northern Litchfield Hills. Ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch are possible. Snow will overspread the region by mid-morning, Thursday. It may briefly diminish late in the day as it briefly mixes with sleet and perhaps freezing rain. Dangerous travel conditions are expected with snow-covered roads and near white-out conditions at times. Blowing snow across the higher terrain could further hamper travel. Temperatures will range from the 20s to 30.

Today: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 28. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible. Thursday night, snow, mainly before 5 a.m. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Forecast for the next three days:
Friday: A slight chance of snow before 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 37. Friday night, a chance of snow showers, mainly after 1 a.m. Cloudy. Low around 22.
Saturday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. High near 32. Saturday night, partly cloudy. Low around 12.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High near 25. Sunday night, mostly clear. Low around -1.

Sunrise today: 6:53 a.m.
Sunset today: 5:26 p.m.
Length of the day: 10:33 hrs.

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

CHATHAM Village meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham (392-5821).
COPAKE Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mountainview Road, Copake (329-1234).
GALLATIN Town Board meeting has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 20, due to the inclement weather.
GREENE COUNTY Finance & Audit committee meets at 5 p.m. at County Building, 411 Main St., Catskill (719-3270).
KINDERHOOK Planning Board Workshop meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 4 Church St, Niverville (784-2233).
LIVINGSTON Town board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 119 County Route 19.
STUYVESANT Town board meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant (758-6248).
TANNERSVILLE Village trustees meet at 7 p.m. in their Village Hall on Route 23A.
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: Apple Drops Objections to Drone-Tracking App From Amy Goodman and "Democracy Now!": "A new iPhone app has been released that tracks every reported U.S. drone strike overseas. Over the course of two years, Apple rejected different versions no less than five times. Now, for the first time, the app is finally available under the name of Metadata+, created by New York University graduate student Josh Begley. Madiha Tahir, a filmmaker whose documentary "Wounds of Waziristan" looks at the drone war, says Apple stalled the app’s approval for political reasons before Begley found a workaround."
12:05 a.m.: Deep But Not Profound: February 2014 Live from the newly renovated studio at Wave Farm in Acra, Leroy Cartfracker and Matt Bua take your calls and talk about things.
2 a.m.: In Other News: Dr. Carmen Boulter In Other News topics range from the conspiratorial, controversial, and esoteric near the fringe of belief systems. One hour is not usually enough time to explore each topic. Some topics, such as geo-engineering, will be revisited many times. Dr. Carmen Boulter Notes: Credits: Last week Dr. Carmen Boulter's work was mentioned in the context of following the thread in past shows that discussed telluric energy, leylines and megalith builders. Dr. Boulter as many may know is the director, producer and writer of the powerful documentary series called The Pyramid Code. The series has aired in 34 countries and describes how the Great Pyramid served as an energy generator. It was built on intersecting leylines and constructed with specific materials that are now thought to have harnessed and stored power. The power was created by the interaction of sunlight on water moving through passageways to build a charge using large crystals. This concept is similar to Nikola's Tesla's tower design at the Wardenclyffe tower. Dr. Boulter, a former professor at the University of Calgary is also producing another documentary series titled The New Atlantis and is author of the book Angels and Archetypes: An Evolutionary Map of Feminine Consciousness. Her new website is Interactive-u.com

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.: Prison Voices Project: The Convict Lease System A black history month special program. Following the emancipation of African Americans from slavery, the convict leasing system allowed white plantation owners to "lease" prisoners from the state and force them to do grueling physical labor. This system, which was practiced throughout the South immediately followed the legal emancipation of African Americans, lasted in some locations until World War II. This little known history provides context for the current disproportionate incarceration of African Americans and the growth of the private prison system: The incarceration of blacks and the use of coerced prison labor have deep historical roots in slavery. Excerpts from the PBS documentary, "Slavery by Another Name," will be featured. Hosted by Cory Fischer-Hoffman.
2 p.m.: The Passage: Holly Peppe, Wendy McDaris Holly Peppe, the literary executor for Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), and curator Wendy McDaris discuss an exhibition opening Sat., Feb. 22 at Wendy McDaris Fine Art in Hudson. Photographs, memorabilia and artifacts from the poet's collection at Steepletop, her home in Austerlitz, will be shown off site for the first time ever. Hosted by Richard Roth.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Part 2 An anthology series of dramas and comedies for radio. Each week a program will be made up of one radio play. 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. Based on the story by L. Frank Baum; Adapted for radio by Joseph McGuire. This is the story that started the series of books about Dorothy, her dog Toto, and her many friends in the fairy country of Oz. This radio play is based on the original story written in 1900. The first truly american fairy tale written in an american idiom. We ve tried to capture that flavor in this adaptation. In the original tale Oz is just as real as Kansas. A place that Dorothy will revisit many times. From Pacifica Radio.
3:30 p.m.: Kids' Brain Radio Live from the Catskill Community Center. Hosted by Matt Bua and Sam Sebren.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show Hosted by Ellen Thurston and Tom DePietro from the Hudson studio.
6 p.m.: Feature Story News
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