ALBANY COUNTY — Western Albany County, including the Helderbergs, is under a winter storm watch from Wednesday morning until late Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.

On Thursday evening, Governor Kathy Hochul issued a release about expected rainfall in the next few days. 

ALBANY COUNTY — After a mild winter while on the cusp of spring, the county has been walloped with three wet snowstorms in quick succession.

The first of the three March storms began on Friday, March 3, and continued into Saturday.

ALBANY COUNTY — At 10 a.m. Sunday, as Tropical Storm Henri was an hour from its predicted time to hit Long Island, Governor Andrew Cuomo held a press briefing in New York City.

ALBANY COUNTY — As about two feet of snow fell in Albany County overnight, local officials put out a flurry of emergency notices. Poor visibility from the fast-falling flakes made it tough to clear roads, the county executive said.

ALBANY COUNTY — In the midst of Wednesday afternoon’s fierce rain and wind storm, the county’s 9-1-1 center processed over 2,600 calls within two hours, according to Sheriff Craig Apple.

One of those calls was placed by a woman in labor, giving birth to twins. 

A research program at the University at Albany is being awarded $460,281 to examine factors that cause extreme winter weather events in North America. The program, led by Dr.

The state has issued a Drought Watch for four regions of New York, including the Upper Hudson/Mohawk area of which Albany County is a part.

On Monday morning, after the season’s first major storm dumped a foot and a half of snow in Altamont, Rhonda Flansburg cleared a path to her Re-Nue Spa on Maple Avenue. The snow banks were nearly half as tall as the 5 foot, 1 inch red-haired dynamo. Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency for seven counties, including Albany, deploying 300 members of the National Guard to help with snow removal.

With the late-in-the-week addition of a performance by “American Idol” contestant Madison VanDenburg, Altamont Fair organizers concluded another successful Fair Week in spite of poor weather.  


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