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Sandy to Bring More Wind Than Irene + Less Water

 

For Albany area residents there is a touch of a silver lining with Sandy as the National Weather Service in Albany has stated that we should see more wind rather than rain when Sandy hits late Monday  and early Tuesday. Irene dumped around six inches of rain on the area but Sandy is expected to only bring between one and two inches. 

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List of Albany Area + Capital Region Shelters for Sandy

With Sandy headed toward the Albany area, the Red Cross will be opening eleven shelters throughout the Albany area starting Monday, October 29, 2012. We have the list of shelters that has been announced thus far and some instructions for those seeking shelter. 

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Track Hurricane Sandy in Real Time

Wondering where Sandy is? For some folks they only need to look out the window to find her. If you're looking for some maps and up to the minute information, we have several resources for you to find that information. 

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How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

As we well know from Irene, a hurricane (or it’s remnants) can be a very damaging and dangerous weather situation. We’ve been through this recently and as a community learned plenty of lessons. Here are some tips for being prepared for Sandy as she approaches the Albany area. 

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Amtrak, Megabus, and Other Delays + Cancelations Due to Sandy

If you were planning on taking the Amtrak or Megabus to New York City from the Albany area, you'll have to cancel your plans. Both have suspended service at least through Tuesday the 30th of October and perhaps longer depending on what Sandy leaves behind.

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FRANKENSTORM IS COMING!!!! Tips To Be Prepared

Frankenstorm is coming! Frankenstorm is coming! By now, everyone on the East Coast has heard of Hurricane Sandy's potential to bring winds, flooding, snow, hail, flying pumpkins and gourds to their backyards. Whe

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Frankenstorm for Halloween? Could the Albany Area See a Hurricane?

We reported yesterday that we could see a hurricane hit a cold front and merge with a Nor'easter thus producing a snowy hurricane. Good news - doesn't look like we'll be getting any snow. Bad news - it looks like we could see a great deal of rain and wind. We have the updated details and with Irene fresh on our minds, we're not looking forward to this storm.

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Frankie McDonald Is A Straight Up Charismatic Genius! [VIDEO]

Some people might view this as me making fun of this kid, but the God's honest truth is that I respect the hell out of him!

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Get Ready — Forecasters Predict a Brutal Winter Ahead

This summer has been unusually hot, with record-breaking temperatures all over the country. But in a few months, we may be wishing for a little of that heat — forecasters are warning we should brace for a particularly harsh winter.

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Albany Area Severe Storm Information & Updates

Looks like we are closer to being in the clear than many counties south of the Albany area. We are still under a tornado watch until around 9PM, and there is still the possibility of some thunderstorms, possibly severe. The worst of the storm is tracking south of the Albany area. 

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Baseball Field Tarp Just Gobbling People Up Like A Hungry Kirstie Alley [VIDEO]

I thought the dangers of professional baseball were the misuse of steroids and a high chance of contracting VD? Apparently there are other dangers. 

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Cleveland Weatherman Loses Cool During Heat / Thunder Forecast

As you may figure, Cleveland sports fans are still not really over the fact that LeBron James left Cleveland and won an NBA title in Miami.

One of those fans was WEWS weatherman Mark Johnson who tried to get through his nightly weather forecast

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