ROCHESTER (WXXI) -A months-long drought that started last year seems like a distant memory after an extremely wet spring, but abnormally dry soil conditions in New York State persisted until just  two weeks ago. 

State Of Emergency In Broome County

May 2, 2017
Charles Compton / WSKG Public Media

BINGHAMTON  (AP) — More than 40,000 utility customers are without power after powerful thunderstorms packing high winds rolled across upstate New York.

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - With Lake Ontario's waters continuing to rise. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state agencies to assist communities for possible flooding. More than 130,000 sandbags have been deployed to the region, as residents prepare for flooding in low-elevation areas.


Governor Cuomo has directed state agencies to assist local communities in Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wayne counties for possible flooding issues due to rising water levels on Lake Ontario and is urging all residents in the region to prepare for flooding.  


SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Republican senators have proposed a state budget for this year that includes $3 million towards helping upstate farmers recover from last summer’s drought, the worst the state has seen in decades. In some cases, the dry summer weather resulted in the loss of entire crops.

How Warm Was Winter On The Great Lakes? Plenty Warm

Mar 27, 2017
Dave Rosenthal / Great Lakes Today

BUFFALO (Great Lakes Today) - A new report sums up the crazy winter that brought unusually warm temperatures to the Great Lakes region -- as well as some brutal Lake Effect snowstorms. 


SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The joint effort between New York state and officials in Oneida County to recover from this week's massive snowstorm continue, but some lawmakers say the recovery was hampered by an inaccurate weather forecast that wasted precious time and resources. 

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

On Wednesday, Binghamton and Southern Tier residents woke up to Day Two of a record-setting winter snowstorm.

Tim Lambert/WITF

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Snow has stopped falling for the most part, and roads have re-opened across Pennsylvania. But, it looks as though state lawmakers may take a little more time to get up and running again. Committee meetings remain cancelled for the rest of the week. 

Recapping Winter Storm's Impacts On Pennsylvania

Mar 15, 2017
Matt Slocum / AP Photo

KEYSTONE CROSSROADS - The pre-spring storm prompted a wide swath of snow emergencies, cancellations and travel warnings. But it certainly wasn't as blizzard-like and disrupting as weather prognosticators anticipated.