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Thunderstorms & Poor Drainage Flooding Possible Today

While an isolated instability shower will be possible this morning, the bigger concern is for the storms that develop during the afternoon. While the overall threat for severe weather appears relatively low, one or two storms could produce gusty winds, large hail, and possibly very heavy rain. If heavy rain persists, or if multiple storms move over the same area, then low lying areas, and poor drainage locations, could experience flooding. A second round of late night storms may be possible, but the rain should clear off to the East after midnight.


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July 25, 1968 - State police receive new helicopter

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
On this day in 1968, New York State Police received a new 3-seat bubble-front helicopter.

The chopper worked out of Albany Airport.

Police said the chopper would be used for a variety of purposes, but not to catch speeders.

Back in the 60's planes were regularly used to catch drivers with a lead foot.July 25, 1968 - State police receive new helicopter


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