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Accumulating snow ends between midnight and 2-3am as the Snow Storm Winds Down

Some additional bursts of moderate snowfall are likely through midnight with additional snow accumulations of 1"-3" through 2am.  Snowfall rates will rapidly diminish through early Thursday morning as the snowfall becomes light and intermittent with only a bit of patchy light snow or snow grains persisting beyond daybreak on Thanksgiving.
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New York creates $40M energy technology contest

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state will hold a $40 million competition designed to spur research and development of independent power grids that would allow local communities to keep the lights on during power failures.
  
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the New York Prize competition, which would award funding to companies or utilities that suggest the best ways to create so-called "microgrids." Microgrids are small power systems that are able to function independently when storms or other emergencies knock out electricity.
  
Cuomo's office says microgrids can help communities keep the power on for hospitals, schools, water plants and even homes when the main electrical grid isn't working. They rely on local electrical generation including wind and solar power.
  
The competition is being launched this fall.
  
AP-WF-08-26-14 0708GMT
 
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