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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 local almanac

Feb 29, 2012 12:01 am
Today is Leap Day. From Wikipedia:
February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4..... Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, a calendar that had the same number of days in each year would, over time, drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track. By occasionally inserting (or intercalating) an additional day into the year, the drift can be corrected.

Weather right now

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 has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Greene and Columbia counties, counties to the north, and western Ulster County. The NWS predicts snow, mainly after noon, in Catskill Wednesday. High near 36. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Wednesday night: Snow and sleet, becoming all sleet after midnight. Low around 31. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. The forecast for the rest of the week:
Thursday: A chance of rain, snow, and sleet before 10 a.m., then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 42, low around 30.
Friday: Mostly cloudy some rain, with a high near 46, low around 36.
Saturday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 49, low around 28.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

Town meetings today
Today is the fifth Wednesday of the month, and a rare Feb. 29.
CATSKILL Board of Education meeting. 7 p.m. in in Catskill High School library in Catskill High School audititorium, 341 West Main St., Catskill.
GREENPORT An organizational meeting for 2012 Community Day/Anniversary Celebration will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Greenport Town Hall. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
VOORHEESVILLE 2012 Small Farms Summit from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY. To register, contact Gale Kohler at gek4@cornell.edu For farmers, educators, agricultural service providers, policy makers, non-profit organizations, students and community members. Sponsored by the Cornell Small Farms Program.

The skies above
SUNRISE/SUNSET 6:32 a.m. / 5:46 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 10:17 a.m. / 1:28 a.m. Thursday next day
First Quarter Moon: 8:23 p.m.

Tonight's big games
NBA: New Jersey Nets 93 at Dallas Mavericks 92; Brooke Lopez, 38 points.
NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m. (TV: MSG)

WGXC Program Notes
Special Programming Wed. Feb. 29:
• "WGXC Afternoon Show," 4-6 p.m.: Ron Diamondstein talks to Bob Hallock, the President of the Greene County Historical Society, from the Catskill Community Center. Plus news, music, local event previews, and more.

Audio clips for WGXC programmers
This information is not meant to be read on-air.
The information below are options of pre-recorded material hosts can choose to play.

Audio clips to play

• A OFF PSA 20120309 free103_15anniv
• A OFF PSA 20120310 Coop. Ext. Forest Stewardship.mp3

Audio headlines for top of the hour
• 5 a.m.: WGXC News 6:46 PLAY CLIP also International Network News (INN), through Audioport 3:05
• 6 a.m.: WGXC News 6:46 PLAY CLIP also International Network News (INN), through Audioport 3:05
• 7 a.m.: WGXC News 6:46 PLAY CLIP also International Network News (INN), through Audioport 3:05
• 9 a.m.: WGXC News 6:46 PLAY CLIP also International Network News (INN), through Audioport 3:05
• 4 p.m.: International Network News (INN), through Audioport
• 5 p.m.: Free Speech Radio News headlines, through fsrn.org
• Midnight: International Network News (INN), through Audioport
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