Thursday, March 26, 2015 local almanac
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="128"] Cairo: High 51F; low 36F.[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125"] Catskill: High 51F; low 38F.[/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 east central New York, including Columbia, Greene, Dutchess, Rensselaer and Ulster counties, for Thu., March 26. A half an inch to three quarters of an inch of rainfall is expected during the day and into the evening, which will likely combine with some snow melt to produce significant rises on rivers and streams. There is also the potential for isolated ice jams as ice breaks up on some rivers and streams.
Today: Rain, mainly after 11 a.m. High near 47. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Thursday night, rain before 1 a.m., then rain and snow likely. Low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Forecast for the next three days:
Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy. High near 42. Friday night, a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. Low around 23.
Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers, mainly before 2 p.m. Partly sunny. High near 33. Saturday night, mostly clear. Low around 18.
Sunday: Sunny. High near 45. Sunday night, mostly cloudy. Low around 31.
Sunrise today: 6:47 a.m.
Sunset today: 7:14 p.m.
Length of the day: 12:27 hrs.
Today is the fourth Thursday of the month.
WGXC suggests calling ahead to confirm time and location.
(All numbers are in the 518 area code unless otherwise noted.)
CHATHAM Village Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham (392-5821).
COLUMBIA COUNTY Board of Supervisors .1 [point one] Committee meeting, 1 p.m.; Finance Committee meeting, 1:30 p.m., at 401 State Street, Hudson (828-1527).
COPAKE Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 230 Mt. View Road, Copake (329-1234).
DURHAM Task Force meeting, 7 p.m., Town Building, 7309 St. Route 81, East Durham (239-8260).
GERMANTOWN Planning Board meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown (537-6687).
GREENVILLE Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. at high school, Route 81, Greenville (966-5070).
HUDSON Community Development and Planning Agency board meeting (tentative), 6 p.m. at 1 N. Front St., Hudson (751-1044).
STUYVESANT Greenway Committee meeting, 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant (758-6248).
WINDHAM Town Board meeting, 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 371 State Rt. 296, Hensonville (734-4170).
The day ahead on WGXC 90.7-FM
12:05 a.m.: Radio Stew: Sonic Youth Songs by the New York art rockers are broadcast, with excerpts from bassist Kim Gordon's autobiography, "Girl in a Band."
3 a.m.: House Judiciary Hearing The House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules. Officials from the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission testify, along with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
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: Neil Smith Local news, weather, events, music and more. Live from the WGXC Hudson Studio. Hosted by Michelle Lewis.
8 a.m.: Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. National, daily, independent, award-winning news program providing audiences with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media.
9 a.m.: WGXC Morning Show continues.
10 a.m.: Prison Voices Project: Mishi Faruquee, Jonathan Gradess, Khalil Cumberbatch Discussion of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposed legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York, featuring interviews with Mishi Faruquee of the American Civil Liberties Union and Jonathan Gradess, the Executive Director of the New York State Defenders' Association. Plus a conversation on the language of punishment with Khalil Cumberbatch, an advocate with the Legal Action Center. He is also a member of the leadership team of Just Leadership USA, a new organization devoted to cutting the prison system in half by 2030.
3 p.m.: Radio Theatre: Naudsonce 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. This week: "Presenting FuturePast science fiction drama. Once agian we present a H Beam Piper TerroHuman future history story. What happens when empire star explorers run into primitive alien race? It's either them or us." Edited by Jay Charles. Made with a grant from the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. From Pacifica Radio.
4 p.m.: WGXC Afternoon Show: James Randi, David Marston Conversation with James Randi, retired stage magician and scientific skeptic. He is the subject of the 2014 biographical feature film documentary "An Honest Liar," directed and produced by Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom. Plus local news, weather, events, music and more. Live from the WGXC Hudson studio. Hosted by Thomas DePietro with Jake "the Intern" Ebel. David Marston will fill in for the absent Ellen Thurston.
6 p.m.: WGXC Evening News
7 p.m.: The Jazz Disturbance: Richie Goods Bassist and composer Richie Goods got an early start playing in church and clubs while still attending the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School. After he moved to New York City, he studied with jazz bassists Ron Carter and Ray Brown and credits jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller for helping him hone his skills early in his career. Currently he tours with Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti. Goods’ new release with his fusion/funk band Nuclear Fusion is called “Three Rivers.” Quote from Goods: " “Three Rivers” is a project I’ve nurtured for the last couple of years, writing six new compositions, arranging some fabulous but obscure pieces and finding just the right performers to deliver my vision for this work." Hosted by Cheryl K.