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white christmas - decorated tree with snow
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Will We Have a White Christmas in the Albany + Capital District Area?

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? The Bing Crosby song is timeless and also says a lot to so many people. When I was living in Phoenix, AZ and flew back to Albany for the Christmas holiday, all I wanted was a white Christmas. Regardless of if you live here or not,  many people want to have some snow on the ground. So - will we have a white Christmas in 2012? We've been doing some research and we think we are ready to make a guess!

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snowy street
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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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Lisha Kill
photo by Richie PHillips
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How Come No One Plows The Side Roads In Niskayuna? [AUDIO]

Really? Roads completely unplowed in a major town like Niskayuna? I realize I drive in rather early, but I don't get it.  I could go on here, but I'd rather sing my complaint, if you don't mind in commemoration of the first winter snowstorm of the season.

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This Weather is Nuts – I Miss The Snow

Am I the only one that enjoys driving in snow?

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Snow on ironwork in Troy NY
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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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Upstate New York Continues To Feel Effects Of Post-Irene Floods
Monika Graff, Getty Images
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Climate Changing for Upstate New York

We should prepare ourselves for hotter summers, snowier winters, severe floods, and a range of other effects.  Tropical Storms Irene and Lee are believed to be signs of a climate change for upstate New York.

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Andreas Rentz, Getty Images
Andreas Rentz, Getty Images
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Americans Are Divided on Flu Shots — Survey of the Day

With flu season upon us, 46 percent of Americans have received a flu shot, whereas 47 percent said they have not and will not.

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WGNA FIRST FLAKES 2012 ALBANY NY
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GNA First Flakes Contest

First Flakes is coming back soon...

 

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October 2011 Snowstorm, Troy NY
Brian Bushner, TSM
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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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From Flickr user Distar97
From Flickr user Distar97
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Winter Storm On The Way – Way Too Early [AUDIO FORECAST]

When I looked at News 10 -ABC and WGNA chief meteorologist Steve Caporizzo's forecast I thought it was a bad joke. I'm sad to report that it is not.

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LillyPete snow
photo by Richie Phillips
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Kids Playing In The Snow? Where? Here!

Not trying to  beat this "Snowmegeddon Winter" subject into the ground, but I have to ask you one more question that bugs the heck out of me, and then I'll leave this alone for awhile--promise!

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WGNA snow
photo by Richie Phillips
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Don’t You Love This Winter? I Do! (SONG PARODY)

I DO!  It's been fantastic.  The Northeast is THE place to be!  Wouldn't live anywhere else!  The snow, the icesickles, plowing, bundling up in layers, driving to work on the Northway  in the slippery stuff in your SUV and yelling "Yeeeeehaaa" out the window--bring it on!  Gotta have it.

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