Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Forecast For Greater Schroon

Snow, sleet and whatever: Here is your National Weather Center Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Forecast:

Wednesday OvernightSnow, mainly before 4am. Low around 24. North wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Thanksgiving DayA slight chance of snow showers before 9am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday NightA 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly between 7pm and 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Friday Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Friday Nigh Increasing clouds, with a low around 17. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph after midnight.

Saturday A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

Saturday Night Cloudy, with a low around 26. South wind around 7 mph.

Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. South wind 7 to 9 mph.

Sunday Night A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Happy Snow Giving

  Photos By Paul Mrocka. Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.

 

Photos By Paul Mrocka. Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.

It really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, with up to 8 inches of snow in some parts of Schroon, Severance and Paradox --  and neighboring towns.

Wednesday night -- Thanksgiving Eve -- Main Street resembeled a Winter Wonderland. We can imagine the delight of sledders and skiers, who are grinning right about now, as the snow keeps falling. Just how much we get is still unknown, but this week we sought the opinion of local weather legend, Tony Tenda, who knows a thing or three about weather, for his long term thoughts about this winter in our part of the North Country. Read more in our Winter in The 'Dacks section.

 

 

Wick To Keep His Job After "Gas Gate": Locals Rejoice

A lot  of folks in our area are giving thanks tonight, after hearing the news that David Wick, the executive director of the Lake George Park Commission, will keep his job.

That news follows an emotion filled meeting on Tuesday and what insiders say were “intense negotiations” late Wednesday, between advisors in Governor Andrew Cuomo's office and  many local officials in the North Country.

According to NCPR,  the news was confirmed Wednesday afternoon by Assemblyman Dan Stec (R-Queensbury).Stec  says Wick will serve a two week suspension, relating to an incident being dubbed by some as "Gas Gate" --  involving spilt gasoline on Lake George this past summer -- and will return to the position he's held for two years.

Among those in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting was a contingent from the East Shore Schroon Lake Association, led by President Jane Smith Many Schroon Lakers know Wick as a champion of our Lake, being one of the fathers of the Schroon Lake Watershed plan.

From Jane: "It was heart warming to see the number of folks showing their support for Dave and the Commission (on Tuesday).  Many spoke of Dave's dedication, honesty and the importance of his continued work.

I am confident that the LGPC will do everything in their power to get Dave back to work.  If this does not happen it will be a gross injustice and a huge loss for not only Lake George but the Adirondacks and NYS as well. The Governor's office should be honoring and thanking Dave.  The fall out will go far beyond as it will send a horrible message to our youth as to how broken our government is right here at home. Pointed outTuesday was the fact that the sole responsibility for "gas gate" belongs with the DEC and not on the shoulders of Dave. Dave has inspired many of us to know we CAN make a difference in spread prevention of invasive species.  I'm hopeful. Best and Happy Thanksgiving