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“I’m proud that you guys are representing New York,” says Kevin Wisely, deputy commissioner of New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services on Thursday evening inside the State Fire’s warehouse at the Northeastern Industrial Park in Guilderland before the group of 35 members, which include New York Task Force 2, an urban search and rescue team, travels to Florida.

A Doppler radar tower that is based in East Berne and supplies information for most of the Capital Region was out of service for over two weeks, leaving meteorologists to look to other means of predicting the weather.

Sometimes yesterday’s snow is enough to close school down, again.

KNOX — An ever-reliable source of holiday good cheer — and of some fine-looking Christmas trees, mainly spruce —  will be sadly missed this Christmas of 2016.

One of the topics, the state’s Mesonet system, will become especially relevant as Indian Ladder Farms plans to install a state Mesonet structure to gather data.

This summer’s drought has dried even wetlands, raising concerns from at least one resident, although experts say it’s part of a natural cycle for wetlands.

John MacDonald, of 153 Altamont Road in Voorheesville, said that the wetland behind his house was “as dry as I’ve seen it in the 18 years we’ve been here.” 

Between sights of snow piled high and green that greets the eye, a smush is often underfoot this time of year.

The snowstorm Tuesday brought just a few inches to the Hilltowns, but the school buses and beef cattle weathered its visit in the middle of the day.

The early snowfall this season has created outdoor scenes dusted with white and wrung more beauty from the throes of fall.

A violent thunderstorm raced through the region on June 3, downing wires and causing fire when lightning struck a house and barn.

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