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Light to Locally Moderate Snow Storm Starting Sunday PM - Ending Early Monday

A weak area of low pressure will cross the region from late Sunday through early Monday morning bringing a period of accumulating snow which will begin as some light and spotty snow on Sunday afternoon. A steadier snow will develop through the evening and into Sunday night. Expect slow and slick travel conditions Sunday night with variable snow accumulations ranging from 1"-3 in the Capital Region to as much as 5"-7" in terrain favored areas in the Adirondacks, Lake George-Saratoga Region, Vermont and Berkshire County.

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Kids Safety and Education: Car Seats

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:22 PM EDT
ALBANY -- The idea of a fourth or fifth grader in a booster seat may seem strange, but it is perfectly normal and lowers the risk of injury to children involved in an accident, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Academy said that children under 4'9" or weighing less than 80 to 85 lbs. should ride in a booster seat.  Experts said seat belts are designed for adults and if the shoulder harness touches the neck, the likelihood of serious injury from a collision is greater.
"The thinking is if you can raise these kids up a little bit so that the strap is sitting here, then you're not going to get injured," said Dr. Diane Tenenbaum, a pediatrician at St. Peter's Hospital. 
New York State Law only requires children between the ages of four and seven to be secured in a car seat.Kids Safety and Education: Car Seats


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