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With Record-Breaking Rainfall on LI, Islip Declares State of Emergency

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A slow-moving storm has deluged towns across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut, leaving as many as 2,000 without power. 

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All Your Snow Updates Right Here. Also, It's Freezing Outside

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

School closures, transit updates, airport news, snow plow maps and more. This is where you'll find the latest information to help you navigate today's snowy, single-digit-temperature commute.

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Sandy Post-Mortem: What's Up With This Storm Surge?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Federal officials says government meteorologists did a good job forecasting Sandy last October, but a poor job communicating the dangers the storm surge would pose.

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The Takeaway

Strong Warnings Precede More Than 100 Tornadoes in the Midwest

Monday, April 16, 2012

“This is a life-threatening situation. You could be killed if not underground or in a tornado shelter.” That was the explicit public warning heard in communities across five states over the weekend as a weather pattern idea for the creation of severe storms lived up to its billing by weather forecasters. More than 100 tornadoes in 24 hours hit following an extraordinarily clear and persistent series of warnings days in advance. But the warning did nothing to temper the severity of the storms. Michael Kimball is a reporter with The Oklahoman, the largest daily newspaper in Oklahoma.

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Explaining the Heat Index: How Forecasters Determine How Hot You Feel

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Each summer, weather forecasters start tell their audiences how hot it is according to the thermometer and how much hotter they feel, based on the heat index.

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Con Ed Says to Expect Outages Amid Heat Wave

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The metropolitan area is under an excessive heat watch through Friday evening — and Con Ed is telling New Yorkers to brace for heat-related power outages.

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Taking Tornado Warnings Seriously After Bronx Storm

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's peak season for severe summer weather. Just this week, the National Weather Service says a tornado tore through a half-mile stretch in the North Riverdale section of the Bronx, touching down along the property of the Hebrew Home for the Aged just west of Palisade Avenue on the east bank of the Hudson River.

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