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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 local almanac

Dec 04, 2013 12:01 am
Weather right now

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 43F; low 34F.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 45F; low 35F.[/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 Special Weather Statement for northwestern Connecticut, western Massachusetts, east central New York and southern Vermont, forecasting patchy, light, freezing drizzle and freezing fog Wednesday morning. Temperatures will be below freezing. Combined with patchy, freezing fog and some light freezing rain or freezing drizzle, there will be the potential for patchy, black ice on untreated surfaces. Bridges and overpasses will be the most susceptible. Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution Wednesday morning while traveling. A Hazardous Weather Outlook is also in effect. There is a chance of some light freezing rain across portions of the southern Adirondacks, Lake George region and further south late Wednesday night.

Today: Patchy freezing fog before 8 a.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 43. Wednesday night, a chance of showers, mainly after 3 a.m. Mostly cloudy. Low around 34.

Forecast for the next three days:
Thursday: A chance of showers, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy. High near 52. Thursday night, rain likely. Cloudy. Low around 41.
Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy. High near 45. Friday night, rain, snow and sleet likely before 1 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., then a chance of snow after 2 a.m. Cloudy. Low around 30.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High near 37. Saturday night, mostly clear. Low around 24.

Sunrise today: 7:08 a.m.
Sunset today: 4:23 p.m.

Length of the day: 9:14 hrs.

Town meetings

Today is the first Wednesday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.

GHENT Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, P.O. Box 98, Ghent (392-4644).
GREENE COUNTY Meetings for Human Services, Health, and Education Committees at 6 p.m. at County Building, 411 Main St., Catskill (719-3270).
GREENPORT Town Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Greenport Town Hall, 600 Town Hall Drive, Hudson (828-4656).
LIVINGSTON Planning Board meeting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, County Rte. 19, Livingston (851-9441).

The day ahead on 90.7-FM

12 a.m. (midnight): Radio News: Wheeler Hedges on Net Neutrality Ted Johnson in Variety magazine reports new Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler says he supports net neutrality rules, but left room for Internet providers to be able to charge users based on the amount of bandwidth they use. Wheeler gave his first policy speech, and then answered questions, Dec. 2, at Ohio State University (watch full video here). Net neutrality is defined as not being usage-based pricing. In the speech Wheeler said that, “we are seeing the market evolve in such a way that there will be variations in pricing, there will be variations in service.... I am a firm believer in the market. I think we’re also going to see a two-sided market where Netflix might say, ‘Well, I’ll pay to make sure that my subscriber receives the best possible transmission of this movie.’ I think we want to let those kinds of things evolve, and we want to observe what happens from that and we want to make decisions accordingly. I go back to the fact that the marketplace is where these decisions ought to be made, and the functionality of a competitive marketplace dictates the degree of regulation.” Also in the session, Wheeler said that the “number one issue” he has is the preparations for a spectrum auction, with broadcasters giving up public airwaves and sharing in the proceeds of an auction to wireless firms. Read the full story in Variety.
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Junior Murvin From Wikipedia: "Junior Murvin (born Murvin Junior Smith, circa 1949 – 2 December 2013) was a Jamaican reggae musician. He is best known for the single "Police and Thieves," produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry in 1976." This show tunes in his version, as well as covers by The Clash and Culture Club, and The Upsetters dub version, plus other Murvin songs.
1 a.m.: Vital Weekly: Bad Sector Vital Weekly experimental music show #908.
2 a.m.: Tabs Out: Hong Chulki + Aaron Dilloway Tabs Out Episode #35. Cassette show: "We break in a brand new tape deck with cuts from Tetrahominoid, Luxury Elite, Karen Novotny X, Radio Shock, Dylan Ethier, The Kendal Mintcake, Hong Chulki + Aaron Dilloway, Cloud Destroyer, Sawi Lieu, Tom White, Floating Gardens, Ingen Nära Gudar, Idpyramid, Rangers, Mhzesent, and Woven Skull And Core Of The Coalman."
5 a.m.: Shortwave/Pirates: Micro-Controllers "A brief intro to micro-controllers from George Zafiropoulos/KJ6VU," on "The RAIN Report." Also, pirate radio news, radio art, and more.

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 ocal news, weather and events.
10 a.m.: @Issue: World AIDS Day Sun., Dec. 1, marked the 25th observance of World AIDS Day. In this episode of @Issue, host Victor Mendolia will lead a discussion on the toll HIV/AIDS has taken in society at large and in the arts community, in particular. Mendolia will be joined in the studio by Debora Gilbert. Gilbert is a member of the Taghkanic Town Board and a writer for the Columbia Paper. Featuring music by Freddie Mercury, Ofra Haza, Fela Kuti and more.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show

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