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Snow and Gusty Wind on Tuesday - Poor Travel Conditions Expected

A Nor'easter  is expected to impact the region today, but the impact around the Capital Region looks to be on the lighter side, as the storm takes a more Easterly track. Snow will become steadier from SE to NW this morning, with snowfall of varying intensity through this afternoon and evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 15-20 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions at times through late tonight. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 2-6" are expected, with higher amounts across western New England.

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NY fort gets grant to study old building's history

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) -- A historic site in the eastern Adirondacks has received a grant to support research on a nearly two-century-old building using analysis of the wood used in its construction.

Officials at Fort Ticonderoga say money from The Perkin Fund which will be used for dendrochronological research on the 19th-century Pell Pavilion.

Dendrochronology is a method of estimating tree age by studying growth rings.

Pine and hemlock samples were analyzed in a laboratory after being taken recently from the wood used to construct the building.

Fort officials say the information gained from the research will help reveal how the structure evolved since the early 19th century.

Research shows that sections of the building contained wood framing dating from the 1750s, and even as early as the 1690s.
   AP-WF-02-01-14 1846GMT

 
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