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What Do You Stockpile Before A Big Storm?

I'm the first to admit that I have never been much of a prepper. I may have missed the mark this time.

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Another Major Winter Snowstorm Strikes U.S. East Coast
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It Is Against the Law in NY to Do This With Your Snow

So I anticipate feedback on this, so stop doing this and figure it out! If you don't do this, thank you!

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5 People Struck By Lightning in Poughkeepsie

A lightning strike at Madison Square Park in Poughkeepsie took down 5 people this afternoon at about 4:15.

Three of the 5 people who were struck were injured so badly they were unresponsive when medics arrived...

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Richie Creates Song For Facebookers Who Posted Storm Shots [VIDEO]

I wanted to do this just to give credit for all of the people who  responded to my request for photos of the storm this past weekend.   My old neighbor is included in this song. Their tree came dangerously close to both of our houses (mostly his - thank God they're alright!)

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Deep Freeze Causing Capital District Schools To Delay and Close

The current weather isn’t just frigid, but it is also dangerous with the vicious wind chill.  The threat of hypothermia and frostbite is very real...

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Another Snowstorm
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Winter Storm Pax – Albany Area Gets More Snow

Several flights have already cancelled for the day at Albany International Airport, schools have announced early dismissals, and even Country Night at Vapor has been moved to next week.

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Storm and Tornado Shots From Around The Albany Area

I am putting out the word, folks.  If you have any storm shots, please submit them to me.  Send them to Richie@wgna.com and I will post them.  Here's what I have so far, and thanks to Tami Wilson and Terry Welch for sending them in so soon. 

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Rotterdam Roundabout
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Poor Rotterdam Got Hit Hard From The Albany Area Tornado, So Richie Wrote You A Song – Your Town Thursday [AUDIO]

Was it technically a tornado in Rotterdam, NY?  Who knows.  That's for the meterologists to decide.  But regardless, it's Your Town Thursday, so I thought they would be the perfect one to pay tribute to this morning. 

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Albany School Closings and Weather Information

Have you heard we're getting a storm? We haven't had much winter in the past two years so any storm delivering any amount of snowfall gets people all excited. We're expecting a pretty big storm though and many schools decided to close ahead of the storm. Our list of closings is continually updated as is our real time weather.

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Snor’eastercane: Could Albany See a Hurricane + Nor’easter for Halloween?

So how does this happen? Bascially the hurricane comes up the coast and merges with a potent Arctic cold front over near the Great Lakes and then BAM - several inches of show with perhaps tropical storm winds. There could also be flooding along the coast of NYC and New England. In short, if this happens we will have a huge mess on our hands. 

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Snowstorm Photos from Around the Albany NY + Capital Region Area

Everyone has a ton of snow storm photos in the Albany NY area. We always gets more than our fair share of snow storms (most winters), and we can never see enough great photos of snow. If you ski or board, it's heaven for you - or if you have children in your life, it's a great joy to watch them playing in the snow. Check out our photo gallery of snow photos! 

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October 2011 Snowstorm, Troy NY
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October 2011 Winter Storm Information On Closings, Power Outages, and Road Conditions

We should be used to winter storms but it's a pretty big shock to the Albany area when they strike in October. Because of the nature of this storm and the time of year (still plenty of leaves on the trees) we may see widespread closings and power outages...

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