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Snow and Gusty Wind on Tuesday - Poor Travel Conditions Expected

A major Nor'easter now developing off the mid Atlantic coast will put eastern New York and western New England on its western side through Tuesday.  Snow will become steadier from SE to NW across the region after midnight and towards daybreak Tuesday with snowfall of varying intensity through Tuesday evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 20-30 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions into Tuesday night. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 4"-10" are expected with higher amounts across western New England.


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Happy Birthday Smokey Bear

Happy birthday, Smokey Bear!

The beloved public service icon, known to many as "Smokey the Bear," turns 70 on Saturday

And you can bet with his mandate to educate people about preventing forest fires, he'll be the first to blow out his 70 candles!

He had a play date with the California bear on the steps of the state capitol building in Sacramento.

The two bears posed for pictures with the California state flag.

He was dreamt up by the US Forest Service, the national association of state foresters and the ad council.

His first public service poster came out on august 9th, 1944.

And his famous slogan,  "remember, only you can prevent forest fires," came later, in 1947.
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