polar vortex

By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 - 9:28 am
Don't go out there, kitty. Photo taken in Andes over the weekend by Mark Zilberman; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. It's baaa-aaaaack: The polar vortex, a whirling mass of low-pressure frigid air that usually has the decency to stay far... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 - 10:11 pm
Above: Screenshot from Central Hudson's outage map showing widespread power outages in the Ulster County towns of Woodstock and Olive.  On Tuesday evening, with temperatures in the single digits and subzero wind chills, Central Hudson was reporting... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 - 4:30 pm
Don't touch that dial (til 10 p.m.). Closeup photo of washing machine control panel by Flickr user Chris Dillon; published under Creative Commons license.  Officials at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the nonprofit company that manages... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 - 12:24 pm
Above: A chilly early-morning scene in the Schoharie County town of Esperance, taken Sunday morning by Flickr user A Man Called ACME. It's about to get chillier, as a front of Arctic air sends temperatures plunging across the Northeast. Photo shared in... Read more
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