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A winter storm warning is expected to remain in place for much of Vermont through 7 p.m. on Monday, with total snow accumulations in some areas reaching as much as 14 inches.

ORDA's Lundin On Early Snowfall In Lake Placid

Oct 27, 2016
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It's not even Halloween, but residents in New York's North Country were already digging out from the season's first major snowstorm on Thursday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with Jon Lundin, Public Relations Coordinator the Olympic Regional Development Authority in Lake Placid.

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New York's governor says a travel ban instituted during a massive snowstorm has been lifted.

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With the first week of December already past, some Northeasterners are beginning to wonder: Where's winter?

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It is the transitional season as winter begins to intrude on autumn.  The colors of fall foliage linger as temperatures drop and leaves begin to fall from trees.  Occasional snow flurries tease cold weather to come.  This past weekend as early snow dusted Northeast mountains, some ski areas scrambled to be the first, and earliest, to open trails.

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It’s been a banner year for Vermont’s ski areas and — and it hasn’t ended for some of the biggest resorts. Ski Vermont reports that with seven- and-a-half feet of snow remaining on the state’s highest peak, the largest resorts are staying open.

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With New England buried in snow, ski resorts are expecting skiers and riders to flock to the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine for rare powder as the region heads into the mid-winter school break, a prime tourism draw.

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Feb 11, 2015

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Temperatures across New York and New England hit sub-zero levels Tuesday morning, a day after a storm dumped more than a foot of snow from Buffalo to the Hudson Valley. The Sunday-Monday snowfall has triggered several municipal snow emergencies.

The storm impacted local streets and highways. Numerous accidents were reported Tuesday and tri-city traffic was truly bumper-to-bumper as vehicles inched along for the morning rush hour commute.  But that should change as roadways are cleared.

Winter storm warnings have been issued for most of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island beginning Sunday night.

The National Weather Service says between 8 and 14 inches of snow could fall in eastern and central areas Sunday night into Monday, with up to 16 in the Berkshires. Southwestern Connecticut could see between 5 and 10 inches of snow and sleet.

Many places in southern New England received at least 2 feet of snow in a blizzard with high winds Tuesday and Wednesday.

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In many parts of the listening area, the storm of the century turned out to be a dud.  Now, people are wondering why weather forecasts were so off the mark across the Capital Region and down parts of the Hudson Valley.  

Hudson Valley Preps For Winter Storm Juno

Jan 26, 2015
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With up to two feet of snow predicted for the Hudson Valley, county and state personnel are on high alert and readying their forces.

On-and-off flurries began in portions of the Hudson Valley before 9 this morning while light snow came into view about an hour later. The message from local officials is the same. Get home before dark and get off the roads ahead of the evening commute. Vasil Koleci with the National Weather Service says to expect light snow today.

Forecasters say blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across much of the Northeast at the start of the work week.

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You may be grumbling about a rough commute and the snow on your driveway today, but winter sports enthusiasts are exuberant about the first substantial snowfall of the season.

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The state Thruway Authority says the entire length of the interstate is open, after snow from last week's lake-effect storm in the Buffalo area was removed.

More than 80 snowbound vehicles were towed from the highway to three lots. Drivers can find out where to pick up their vehicles at the Thruway website (www.thruway.ny.gov ).

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New York officials have announced that two state-owned ski centers will open on Sunday.

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The first snow of the season has fallen in the Adirondacks, where Whiteface Mountain has received a dusting.

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Vermont is digging out from heavy snowfall, with some places getting more than 2 feet of snow.

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What could be the biggest snowstorm of the season in Vermont and New York’s North Country has begun. Utilities and responders have been preparing well in advance.

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Schools are closed and state offices in Vermont delayed the start of the work day today. But the snowstorm that rampaged up the Atlantic coast is being met with typical New England pragmatism in Vermont and New York.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the state has exceeded its original winter budget due to the string of heavy snowstorms this season.

Cuomo says Thursday that operational expenses, the cost of salt, overtime and equipment repair have been unusually high.   He says the extra spending is nothing that can't be handled through the budget process.   His administration says it's working on getting the budget number and actual expenses together for public release.

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Another widespread snowstorm has led to closings, traffic delays and frustration for those in New York and New England.

More than a foot of snow is expected to fall as the storm continues into Wednesday evening. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Cuomo says cities and towns in the New York City - Long Island areas have already used up their road salt supplies.

Meteorologist Jason Gough's Midday Forecast

Mar 19, 2013

Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Jason Gough with the WAMC midday forecast.

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BOSTON (AP) — A massive storm packing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions is sweeping through the Northeast, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 customers.

More than 28 inches of snow had fallen in parts of central Connecticut by early Saturday, and areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire notched 2 feet or more.

The National Weather Service says up to 3 feet is expected in Boston, threatening the city's 2003 record of 27.6 inches.

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BOSTON (AP) — The governor of Massachusetts is banning all traffic from roads after 4 p.m. today, when the worst of a powerful snowstorm is expected to be bearing down on New England.

It's believed to be the first traffic ban in the state since the blizzard of 1978.

Boston could get as much as three feet of snow, which would break the city's snowfall record of 27.6 inches.

A forecaster says the storm is the type that "doesn't come along every day." Alan Dunham of the National Weather Service says it will be a "dangerous winter storm."

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A midwinter storm headed to the Northeast U.S. on Friday could drop more than a foot of snow, setting up a weekend of skiing, sledding and snowmobiling in places that have been stuck with bare ground for much of the season.

The storm comes just after the 35th anniversary of the historic blizzard of 1978, which paralyzed the region with more than 2 feet of snow and hurricane force winds. This week's storm isn't expected to come close to that, but outdoor enthusiasts who have been disappointed with the season so far say they'll take what they can get.

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Many of northern New England's rural communities depend on snowmobilers to keep stores, restaurants, motels and gas stations going strong, and they've seen a sudden increase in traffic thanks to recent snowfalls.

Many areas of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont saw little snow last year and a snowmobiling season that never really got off the ground. In Island Pond, which bills itself as Vermont's snowmobiling capital, the season was shortened to seven weeks from the usual 14.

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Vermont's winter resorts are celebrating what's shaping up to be a terrific holiday week, thanks mainly to the weather

Jay Peak President Bill Stenger says his northern Vermont resort was already in good shape, with more than a foot of natural snow in recent days and excellent weather recently for making snow. With a big new storm hitting the state, Stenger says that's making for superb conditions as the New Year's weekend approaches.

Many Vermont resorts are reporting that most or all of their skiing and riding trails are open.

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Road crews across the region were out early this morning to try to keep ahead of heavy snowfall as the biggest snowstorm in nearly two years hit the region.  

The Vermont Agency of Transportation had its snowplow crews out early Thursday morning as the snowflakes began to fall and have kept most major roads in the state passable. Vermont Agency of Transportation Director of Operations Scott Rogers says the storm is what they would expect for a significant snowfall event.

Airports, communities, utilities and emergency responders across the region are preparing for the first substantial winter storm to hit the region in nearly two years.

The winter storm that will bring nearly a foot and a half of snow could cause power outages, travel delays and back aches as people dig out.
Clinton County Director of Emergency Services Eric Day says he’s concerned because it is the first winter storm of the year and the first substantial storm in a couple years.

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