weather http://wrvo.org en Midway Drive-In owner gets help from community to restore institution http://wrvo.org/post/midway-drive-owner-gets-help-community-restore-institution <p></p><p>This weekend a local Girl Scout troop is teaming up with the owner of the Midway Drive-In in Minetto to raise money to rebuild the decades old facility that was destroyed during a storm that struck the region July 8.</p><p>Midway Drive-In owner John Nagelschmidt says although the wooden screen tower was destroyed, it happened at a good time of day, when no customers had yet arrived at the facility. If it had hit later in the evening, he believes things could have been a lot worse.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:03:51 +0000 Gino Geruntino 59436 at http://wrvo.org Midway Drive-In owner gets help from community to restore institution Update: Five tornadoes hit upstate New York Tuesday http://wrvo.org/post/update-five-tornadoes-hit-upstate-new-york-tuesday <p><strong>Update, Friday, July 11:</strong></p><p>A fifth tornado from Tuesday's swath of powerful thunderstorms and twisters has been confirmed by the National Weather Service in Albany. <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&amp;issuedby=ALY&amp;product=PNS" target="_blank">This one in the eastern Adirondacks</a>. More from the Associated Press:</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:53:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58618 at http://wrvo.org Update: Five tornadoes hit upstate New York Tuesday How the weather service decides if a tornado touched down http://wrvo.org/post/how-weather-service-decides-if-tornado-touched-down <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At least </span><a href="http://wrvo.org/post/least-three-separate-tornados-hit-upstate-new-york-tuesday" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">four tornadoes ripped through central and northern New York</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tuesday evening. It's the National Weather Service that makes that determination if a funnel cloud touched down. It's a careful and calculated process.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:27:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58632 at http://wrvo.org How the weather service decides if a tornado touched down Tornado kills 4 in Madison County; thunderstorms leave thousands without power around region http://wrvo.org/post/tornado-kills-4-madison-county-thunderstorms-leave-thousands-without-power-around-region <p>The National Weather Service says a tornado struck the Smithfield area killing four people in Madison County and leaving tens of thousands without power and causing significant damage through the region.</p><p>A line of severe thunderstorms moved through the entire region of western, central and northern New York Tuesday evening causing damage in various areas, but Smithfield suffered the worse.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:58:23 +0000 WRVO News 58581 at http://wrvo.org Tornado kills 4 in Madison County; thunderstorms leave thousands without power around region Powerful storm slams East Syracuse; fatalities in Madison County http://wrvo.org/post/powerful-storm-slams-east-syracuse-fatalities-madison-county <p>Trees were on front yards, on cars, in roads, on power lines and on top of houses in East Syracuse after a powerful storm system swept through the village Tuesday evening.</p><p>A few hours later, residents were using the remaining daylight to survey damage, many walking around or sitting in their driveway, others checking in on neighbors. Chainsaws were already roaring to begin cleaning up.</p><p>Emergency crews requested power be shut off to the entire village as power lines were down across several streets and yards.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 01:41:47 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58573 at http://wrvo.org Powerful storm slams East Syracuse; fatalities in Madison County Severe storms kill 3 people in Madison County, damage homes, cause power outages throughout region http://wrvo.org/post/severe-storms-kill-3-people-madison-county-damage-homes-cause-power-outages-throughout-region <p><strong>10:04 p.m. update:</strong></p><p>The National Weather Service says three people died from the storms in Madison County.</p><p>Family members confirm to WRVO News that three people were killed in Peterboro&nbsp;when the homes they were in on Goff Road collapsed after being pounded by thunderstorms.</p><p>The deceased include a mother and her four-month-old daughter who were in a single family home. Another woman, approximately 70 years old, according to family members, was in a mobile home that was also destroyed. In all, four homes collapsed.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:47:44 +0000 Jason Smith 58572 at http://wrvo.org Severe storms kill 3 people in Madison County, damage homes, cause power outages throughout region Verona cleaning up after tornado touches down http://wrvo.org/post/verona-cleaning-after-tornado-touches-down <p>The Oneida County town of Verona is still cleaning up after a tornado touched down and caused damage to homes, road signs, trees and businesses Tuesday night.</p><p>Town Councilman Fred "Fritz" Scherz lives only a few miles from where the tornado landed. He says he quickly reached out to the National Weather Service to survey the damages.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:27:48 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57599 at http://wrvo.org Verona cleaning up after tornado touches down How the sun and you car can create a dangerous situation http://wrvo.org/post/how-sun-and-you-car-can-create-dangerous-situation <p>It’s summertime. It’s hot. Your car has been parked in the blazing sunshine all day. You get in and the seats feel like they’re burning your legs and the steering wheel is untouchable. You may think of it as uncomfortable, an inconvenience. But a car’s interior can reach a temperature high enough to be <a href="http://www.ggweather.com/heat/">dangerous.</a></p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Jan Null.</strong></p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56614 at http://wrvo.org How the sun and you car can create a dangerous situation South Carolina Sunrise http://wrvo.org/post/south-carolina-sunrise <p>In this archived broadcast from September 11, 1992, John Weeks talks about waking up early one morning and how he wanted to see what difference a shift of 12 degrees in latitude would make. Weeks said that he woke up too early and that the stars were still shining in the sky but eventually the fog and dew were heavy enough to blur the street lights. He talks about the different sounds that he hears from the birds as well as the grasshoppers and the flowers that he sees.</p><p></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:56:25 +0000 John Weeks 55370 at http://wrvo.org State conference focuses on future storm prep http://wrvo.org/post/state-conference-focuses-future-storm-prep <p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:44:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54759 at http://wrvo.org State conference focuses on future storm prep Closings and delays for Thursday http://wrvo.org/post/closings-and-delays-thursday <p>The blizzard that started in central and northern New York Wednesday is still clearing out of the region today. Some schools and other organizations are delaying opening. Please check back here for updates throughout the morning.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:25:09 +0000 WRVO News 52612 at http://wrvo.org Closings and delays for Thursday Winter storm brings heavy snow to the region http://wrvo.org/post/winter-storm-brings-heavy-snow-region <p>Spring is just over a week away, but winter storm warnings are in effect for most of central and northern New York from early Wednesday morning until early Thursday, as a large winter storm is expected to sweep through the area Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:00:52 +0000 Jason Smith 52509 at http://wrvo.org Winter storm brings heavy snow to the region Mark Monmonier on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/mark-monmonier-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">You'd think that Global Warming would make for less snow, but in this episode of the Campbell Conversations we learn why it might produce more snow, at least in Central New York.&nbsp; Host Grant Reeher talks with <a href="http://www.markmonmonier.com/" target="_blank">Mark Monmonier</a> about his latest book,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Lake-Effect-Tales-Arctic-Recurrent/dp/0815610041/" target="_blank"><em style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:43:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 52282 at http://wrvo.org Mark Monmonier on The Campbell Conversations Cold weather could mean fewer bees to pollinate fruit come spring http://wrvo.org/post/cold-weather-could-mean-fewer-bees-pollinate-fruit-come-spring <p></p><p>This winter’s cold temperatures are creating tough survival conditions for honeybees. Come spring, the bees will be relied on to pollinate upstate New York apple, cherry, and other fruit trees.</p><p>Mike Martino began the winter with a hundred bee colonies on his Honey Hill apple orchard in&nbsp;Chittenango. He estimates he’ll lose about 30 colonies by spring time. He’s hoping the prolonged frigid temperatures of the past few months don’t kill off more.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:08:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51691 at http://wrvo.org Cold weather could mean fewer bees to pollinate fruit come spring Talking About Spring http://wrvo.org/post/talking-about-spring <p>In this archived broadcast, Talking About Spring, John Weeks talks about how the weather is becoming nicer and all the snow is beginning to melt. He mentions that the rapid disappearances of snow is causing green brown pasture and weed fields all over. He also talks about how flooding can occur due to the amount of snow melting and he talks about different questions that he has received about the spring weather.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 John Weeks 51530 at http://wrvo.org Meteorology professors, students track weather patterns http://wrvo.org/post/meteorology-professors-students-track-weather-patterns <p></p><p>While most of those living along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and the Tug Hill Plateau have been cursing this winter and its seemingly constant snowfall, a group of researchers from 11 colleges, including SUNY Oswego, couldn't have been happier with the situation.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:35:45 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51492 at http://wrvo.org Meteorology professors, students track weather patterns State of emergency declared after winter storm closes schools, causes traffic problems http://wrvo.org/post/state-emergency-declared-after-winter-storm-closes-schools-causes-traffic-problems <p>A fast moving winter storm is dumping heavy snow along the Southern Tier early this morning and could leave a foot or more of snow on the ground by this evening.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:52:34 +0000 Jason Smith 50908 at http://wrvo.org State of emergency declared after winter storm closes schools, causes traffic problems Winter storm could make for a messy morning commute Wednesday http://wrvo.org/post/winter-storm-could-make-messy-morning-commute-wednesday <p>Winter storm warnings have been posted for all of central New York and parts of the North Country as a winter storm is expected move through the region Tuesday night and Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:53:53 +0000 Jason Smith 50851 at http://wrvo.org Winter storm could make for a messy morning commute Wednesday 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 Cuomo outlines emergency preparedness initiative http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-outlines-emergency-preparedness-initiative <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>In his annual <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/2014-SOS-Book.pdf" target="_blank">State of the State address</a> Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a major initiative to ramp up New York’s capacity for dealing with natural disasters.</p><p>Part of the multi-million dollar proposal involves installing a state-of-the-art weather detection system to provide more accurate, real time warnings.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:47:09 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49710 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo outlines emergency preparedness initiative 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 Lake effect snow continues in North Country; many travelers stranded http://wrvo.org/post/lake-effect-snow-continues-north-country-many-travelers-stranded <p>The lake effect snow warning for northern New York has been extended until Thursday at 1 p.m. as upwards of four feet of snow has fallen in some spots since Monday. A state of emergency remains in effect for 14 counties, including Oswego, Jefferson and Lewis Counties.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:33:41 +0000 Catherine Loper 49632 at http://wrvo.org Lake effect snow continues in North Country; many travelers stranded National Guard helping New York dig out of blizzard http://wrvo.org/post/national-guard-helping-new-york-dig-out-blizzard <p>More than 200 National Guard members have been called on to help parts of New York dig out of the blizzard and frigid temperatures, but roll call was all volunteer.</p><p>Twenty members of the 174th<sup> </sup>Air National Guard Wing based in Syracuse signed up to bundle up and join units from Niagara Falls, Utica and Buffalo to respond to the blizzard that hit western and northern New York this week.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:39:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49606 at http://wrvo.org National Guard helping New York dig out of blizzard Lake effect conditions shut down part of North Country http://wrvo.org/post/lake-effect-conditions-shut-down-part-north-country <p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:31:27 +0000 Catherine Loper & Ryan Delaney 49601 at http://wrvo.org Lake effect conditions shut down part of North Country Bitter cold, lake effect snow causes school closings, travel problems http://wrvo.org/post/bitter-cold-lake-effect-snow-causes-school-closings-travel-problems <p>Bitterly cold temperatures, strong winds and heavy lake effect snow is causing travel problems and <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/school-closings-and-delays-tuesday"><strong>school closings and delays </strong></a>around the region late Monday and Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:59:19 +0000 Jason Smith 49548 at http://wrvo.org Bitter cold, lake effect snow causes school closings, travel problems Storm moves out of New York state, but extreme cold temperatures remain http://wrvo.org/post/storm-moves-out-new-york-state-extreme-cold-temperatures-remain <p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:38:23 +0000 Karen DeWitt & Gino Geruntino 49436 at http://wrvo.org Storm moves out of New York state, but extreme cold temperatures remain Cold weather grips central, northern New York http://wrvo.org/post/cold-weather-grips-central-northern-new-york <p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:19:16 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49367 at http://wrvo.org Cold weather grips central, northern New York Sand, salt, beet juice? http://wrvo.org/post/sand-salt-beet-juice <p></p><p>The winter months can pose a headache for drivers navigating the roads after a snow storm. Plowing can only do so much and too often a slick, hard pack of snow and ice can cover streets making them dangerous&nbsp;to drive.</p><p>So what are road crews trying now? Beet juice.</p><p>It’s not used everywhere, but it is catching on. The New York State Thruway Authority is one of several state agencies pre-treating and treating roads with and mixture of beet juice extract and brine water.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:06:00 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 48997 at http://wrvo.org Sand, salt, beet juice? Lights, calm returning after ice storm, but some dangers remain http://wrvo.org/post/lights-calm-returning-after-ice-storm-some-dangers-remain <p></p><p>The lights are coming back on in Jefferson County after the ice storm left most residents in the dark for some period over the weekend. National Grid says it expects to restore power to nearly all customers by midnight tonight.</p><p>Sixteen-hundred field workers from as far away as New Jersey and the Ohio Valley are helping to make that happen. Despite the progress, the utility says some customers could be in the dark through Christmas.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 49007 at http://wrvo.org Lights, calm returning after ice storm, but some dangers remain North Country scraping its way out of blanket of ice http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-scraping-its-way-out-blanket-ice <p><em>Updated at 3:40 p.m.</em></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 05:31:36 +0000 Joanna Richards 48953 at http://wrvo.org North Country scraping its way out of blanket of ice