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We may want to turn page on winter, but big storms not unusual in March

Payge Lecakes, 6, left, and her sister Brynn, 4, get a push from their sister Kyra, 8, while swinging in their Niskayuna backyard on March 17, 2007.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Payge Lecakes, 6, left, and her sister Brynn, 4, get a push from their sister Kyra, 8, while swinging in their Niskayuna backyard on March 17, 2007.
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Early March, and some people may have started the countdown to spring. Others say not to count out winter. Spring may be only 18 days away, but weather watchers say the month famous for lions, lambs and shamrocks is also known for late-season snowstorms. “The greatest snowstorm in the Albany area was in March, the blizzard of 1888,” said George Maglaras, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany. “We had the big March ...


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