winter http://wrvo.org en National Grid says supply costs, cold temperatures impacted winter electric rate spikes http://wrvo.org/post/national-grid-says-supply-costs-cold-temperatures-impacted-winter-electric-rate-spikes <p></p><p>For some people living in central and northern New York, this past winter wasn’t just cold and snowy, it was expensive too. The higher electric rates many customers were saddled with even prompted Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) to call for a federal investigation last week into whether or not consumers were being unfairly overcharged.</p><p>While at the 10th Annual Symposium on Energy in East Syracuse Ken Daly, president of National Grid New York, said that he shares the pain that many consumers felt when they received their bills during the coldest parts of the season.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:03:57 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53863 at http://wrvo.org National Grid says supply costs, cold temperatures impacted winter electric rate spikes Winter tourism industry has hot season, even with bitter cold http://wrvo.org/post/winter-tourism-industry-has-hot-season-even-bitter-cold <p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:44:14 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53558 at http://wrvo.org Winter tourism industry has hot season, even with bitter cold Opening day for baseball in New York... as soon as the snow melts http://wrvo.org/post/opening-day-baseball-new-york-soon-snow-melts <p></p><p>It's the first full day of the Major League Baseball season. And it's also the first day of the high school baseball season in New York.</p><p>Opening day should elicit familiar sights and sounds, like the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd. Not the sound of a shovel scraping ice, but that's what is more familiar as central New York baseball teams get ready to play.</p><p>This stubbornly cold spring is delaying the start of baseball season and keeping teams indoors.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53433 at http://wrvo.org Opening day for baseball in New York... as soon as the snow melts School delays for Friday http://wrvo.org/post/school-delays-friday-2 <p>Rain is falling across much of the region this morning, but a wintry mix is affecting areas to the north and east of Syracuse, causing a few school delays. Continue to check back for updates.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:36:39 +0000 WRVO News 53398 at http://wrvo.org School delays for Friday Fine dead, Syracuse looks for another sidewalk shoveling answer http://wrvo.org/post/fine-dead-syracuse-looks-another-sidewalk-shoveling-answer <p></p><p>Since Syracuse lawmakers handily defeated the idea of fining property owners who don’t clear snow from their sidewalks, they’ve begun discussing a bigger picture solution for snow-filled walkways.</p><p>Some Syracuse city councilors sat down Wednesday with public works, school district and parks department officials. They also talked to heads of community groups that organize sidewalk shoveling teams in the winter.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:39:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51968 at http://wrvo.org Fine dead, Syracuse looks for another sidewalk shoveling answer The Invasion Of Snowy Owls http://wrvo.org/post/invasion-snowy-owls <p>In this broadcast, The Invasion of Snowy Owls, John Weeks sits down with his friend Jerry Smith at Rice Creek discussing the snowy owls in the area. Weeks talks about how the snowy owls appear every few years when the population is up and they usually nest on the arctic tundra. He also mentions that the owls are large and white but sometimes they appear with black spots on them. In this broadcast, Weeks and Smith discuss where the best place is to see the owls and information about them.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 John Weeks 51216 at http://wrvo.org School delays for Thursday http://wrvo.org/post/school-delays-thursday-1 <p><em>Several area schools are delaying the start of classes this morning due to the weather. This post will be updated frequently.</em></p><p><em> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:50:40 +0000 WRVO News 50624 at http://wrvo.org School delays for Thursday School delays for Tuesday http://wrvo.org/post/school-delays-tuesday-0 <p>Poor weather conditions around the area have caused some schools to close, delay opening or dismiss early this morning. Check back for updates.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:37:21 +0000 WRVO News 50456 at http://wrvo.org School delays for Tuesday Downed trees from ice storm will be turned into energy http://wrvo.org/post/downed-trees-ice-storm-will-be-turned-energy <p></p><p>All the power lines have been fixed after <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-scraping-its-way-out-blanket-ice" target="_blank">last month’s ice storm</a>, and the crystal coatings have melted off the trees, but there’s still a persistent sign of the damage: lots of downed limbs.</p><p>Yards in the northern half of Jefferson County are full of tangled branches, sunk in the snow. Extricating them is going to be a long process, but there’s a plan in the works to give them a new life as fuel.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:46:13 +0000 Joanna Richards 50261 at http://wrvo.org Downed trees from ice storm will be turned into energy School delays for Thursday http://wrvo.org/post/school-delays-thursday <p>There are several delays this morning, as schools are still recovering from this week's heavy snowfall.</p><p><strong>Bellevillle-Henderson Central: </strong>Two Hour Delay; no a.m. Pre-K</p><p><strong>Copenhagen Central:</strong> <font class="status">Two Hour Delay; no a.m. Pre-K, no a.m. BOCES</font></p><p><strong>Dryden Central:</strong> Middle and High Schools ONLY are Closed</p><p><strong>Fort Drum:</strong> Two Hour Delay</p><p><strong>South Jefferson Central: </strong>Two Hour Delay</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:31:04 +0000 WRVO News 49679 at http://wrvo.org School delays for Thursday Schumer calls for more federal heating aid for New Yorkers http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-more-federal-heating-aid-new-yorkers <p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:25:41 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49685 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls for more federal heating aid for New Yorkers Community cared for many travelers during massive snowfall http://wrvo.org/post/community-cared-many-travelers-during-massive-snowfall <p></p><p>Travelers got back on the road yesterday afternoon after Interstate 81 reopened following the massive snowfall. Many spent an unexpected night in the north country – some in hotels, some in fire halls, some in the homes of strangers. The experience might have been a lousy advertisement for the climate here, but natives seemed to be at their best as Good Samaritans during the storm.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:36:47 +0000 Joanna Richards 49670 at http://wrvo.org Community cared for many travelers during massive snowfall School closings and delays for Wednesday http://wrvo.org/post/school-closings-and-delays-wednesday <p>There are several closings and delays this morning, as schools report bitterly cold wind chill temperatures and lake effect snow. Check back for more cancelations.</p><p><strong>Auburn City Schools:</strong> One Hour Delay</p><p><strong>Beaver River Central: </strong>Closed</p><p><strong>Belleville-Henderson Central: </strong>Closed</p><p><strong>Canastota Central:</strong> Two Hour Delay</p><p><strong>Carthage Central:</strong> Closed</p><p><strong>Cazenovia Central:</strong> Two Hour Delay</p><p><strong>Chittenango Central:</strong> Two Hour Delay</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:11:55 +0000 WRVO News 49623 at http://wrvo.org School closings and delays for Wednesday School closings and delays http://wrvo.org/post/school-closings-and-delays-5 <p>A winter storm moving through central and northern New York, combined with brisk winds and bitterly cold temperatures, is causing some school delays and closings this morning.</p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:48:25 +0000 WRVO News 49358 at http://wrvo.org School closings and delays Passive house takes on upstate winter http://wrvo.org/post/passive-house-takes-upstate-winter <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Think of a large thermos, large enough to put a family in. That’s a passive house. Passive houses are buildings that rely on their construction, insulation, and the environment to heat them in winter and cool them in summer.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48176 at http://wrvo.org Passive house takes on upstate winter How Some Insects Pass in the Winter http://wrvo.org/post/how-some-insects-pass-winter-0 <p>This is an archived broadcast from October 28, 1988. John Weeks talks about where insects go in the winter and he talks about how he use to teach a class in CNY and every year he would explain to the students where the insects go in the winter. He talks a lot about butterflies and some other insects hibernating.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:23:21 +0000 John Weeks 48080 at http://wrvo.org How Some Insects Pass The Winter http://wrvo.org/post/how-some-insects-pass-winter <p>In this, broadcast from 1988, John Weeks talks about how insects act during the winter. He mentions that some insects hibernate during the winter while other insects do not.&nbsp;He talks&nbsp;about the different bugs&nbsp;and then he tells&nbsp;a story about when he used to occasionally teach in Central New York and talked about some things that he asked his students. Weeks goes into detail about some of the insects especially the caterpillar.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:05:00 +0000 John Weeks 47446 at http://wrvo.org Why so SAD? http://wrvo.org/post/why-so-sad <p>Winter in central and northern New York isn’t always as picturesque as some may wish it to be. Daylight is usually gone before the work day is over, flurries have the potential to make any drive difficult, and gray skies often seem like they’re never going away. It’s normal to feel off when the days get shorter, but what happens when these feelings manifest into something much more serious on a yearly basis?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.uvm.edu/~psych/?Page=faculty/Rohan.php">Dr. Kelly Rohan</a> discusses the causes and treatments of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Rohan is an expert in SAD and acting director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Vermont.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Rohan.</strong></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care 47156 at http://wrvo.org Why so SAD? Just One Move Road Trip http://wrvo.org/post/just-one-move-road-trip <p>John Weeks discusses the change in a duck’s body from season to season. He recognizes the differentiations between female ducks and male ducks. He observes ducks playing in a pond before these ponds freeze due to the cold weather. He observes other animals that will be in hiding very soon as winter is approaching rapidly.</p><p>This episode of Nature of Things was originally aired November 21<sup>st</sup>, 1991.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 47058 at http://wrvo.org Winter Bluebirds http://wrvo.org/post/winter-bluebirds <p>John Weeks discusses bluebirds and other thrushes that may remain in the area during the winter months as long as a food source is available. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 30096 at http://wrvo.org What the Blizzard of '93 Told Me http://wrvo.org/post/what-blizzard-93-told-me <p>John Weeks describes his explorations following the Great Blizzard of '93. March of 2013 marks the 20 year anniversary of the Storm of the Century. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 30093 at http://wrvo.org The Saga of the Disappearing Snowbanks http://wrvo.org/post/saga-disappearing-snowbanks <p>Snowbanks perform many functions, but it is a liberating event when they show signs of disappearing. John Weeks discusses everything that is coming to life within snowbanks and everything that is left behind after the final ones melt. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:25:00 +0000 John Weeks 30052 at http://wrvo.org Winter Wonders Under This Snow http://wrvo.org/post/winter-wonders-under-snow <p>Much of nature is covered by snow each winter. John Weeks dispels the rumor that the winter landscape without snow is baron and uninteresting. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:25:00 +0000 John Weeks 29708 at http://wrvo.org Rain and warm temps keep area ski resorts closed http://wrvo.org/post/rain-and-warm-temps-keep-area-ski-resorts-closed <p>Last night's rainfall was not a welcome sound for Peter Harris, owner of Song Mountain in Tully. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:32:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30709 at http://wrvo.org Scientists predict flu outbreaks with weather forecasting techniques http://wrvo.org/post/scientists-predict-flu-outbreaks-weather-forecasting-techniques <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Someday your local weatherman may also be able predict the latest flu outbreak. That's according to <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/11/21/1208772109.abstract?sid=00ca8ff8-43a8-4afa-8f49-f42766d12d69" target="_blank">a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</a>. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:31:12 +0000 Marie Cusick 29832 at http://wrvo.org Scientists predict flu outbreaks with weather forecasting techniques Researchers try to individualize light therapy http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-try-individualize-light-therapy <p>As upstate New York heads into some of the darkest days of the calendar year, researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy are trying to shed some light on our individual cycle of sleeping and waking known as the circadian rhythm. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:04:04 +0000 Marie Cusick 29571 at http://wrvo.org Little Climates and the First Forest http://wrvo.org/post/little-climates-and-first-forest <p>John Weeks discusses the first widespread freeze of the year, and the gorgeous day that proceeded it. He also explains the significance of microclimates and their undetected presence nearly everywhere we turn. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:25:00 +0000 John Weeks 27070 at http://wrvo.org Expect a higher heating bill this winter http://wrvo.org/post/expect-higher-heating-bill-winter <p>A return to normal winter weather means New Yorkers can expect to see a rise in their heating bills. Those using natural gas to heat their homes will see higher bills despite a 12 percent drop in pricing.</p><p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:47:07 +0000 Kate O'Connell 27907 at http://wrvo.org Expect a higher heating bill this winter Mysteries of Sight, Sound and Other Senses http://wrvo.org/post/mysteries-sight-sound-and-other-senses <p>From birds using celestial navigation, to salmon using chemical sensors to "smell" their way home, John Weeks discusses the migration phenomenon of various species. Weeks notes that many migration patterns hold mysteries that are still unexplained. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 26178 at http://wrvo.org What Autumn Contributes to My Enjoyment Of Winter http://wrvo.org/post/what-autumn-contributes-my-enjoyment-winter <p>As the equinox approaches, Weeks explains the rules of winter ecology and the basic rules of supply and demand as they apply to the critters gathering food in preparation for the winter months. He also describes how, for him, enjoyment of winter depends upon bounty of the growing season which proceeded it.</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:19:44 +0000 John Weeks 25869 at http://wrvo.org