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Tornadoes Leave Destruction in Midwest and South

Monday, March 05, 2012

A powerful storm system stretching across a dozen states in the Midwest and the South brought on between 80 to 100 tornadoes over the weekend, leveling entire towns and killing 39 people.  In total, 17 million people were affected by the storms.  The town of Henryville, Indiana was among one of the hardest hit when an "EF4" level tornado with windspeeds of over 175 miles-per-hour tore through the town.

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WNYC News

Storm Barrels Through Georgia; Death Toll Rises

Friday, March 02, 2012

A day of extreme weather is turning into a very long night for a wide swath of the country. Authorities say one town in southern Indiana is "completely gone."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: No-Snow Economics

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's been a particularly mild winter (remember the days of Snow-mageddon?), with temperatures today reaching into the upper 50s. Are you a "man with a plow", do you sell winter hats or organize ski trips? How is the mild winter affecting your bottom line? Give us a call 212.433.WNYC, or post your story here!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What's Causing One of the Driest, Warmest Winters in History

Friday, February 03, 2012

Mark Fischetti, senior editor at Scientific American, explains why this winter has been unusually warm and dry across most of North America.

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WNYC News

Winter Storm Brings Snow, Sleet to Region

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A winter storm of snow, sleet and freezing rain hit the area early Saturday morning. It dropped between 2 and 4 inches on the city and its suburbs before the bulk of the storm passed in the early afternoon.

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Weird Weather Confuses Plant Life

Friday, January 20, 2012

New York's plants and trees, like the city's human beings, are being forced to adapt to the winter's mood swings. First there was weeks of unusually warm weather. Now the air is freezing and a snowstorm is on the way.

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WNYC News

Snowstorm Expected to Hit NY, NJ

Friday, January 20, 2012

A winter storm is expected to hit the area late Friday night — dumping as much a six inches of snow in the metropolitan area by Saturday night.

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WNYC News

Warm Winter Blues for Some Shops

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Some small business owners say this mild winter is freezing them out of a profit. Hardware stores anticipating a harsh winter like last year stocked up on winter weather items like shovels and sleds — only to have those item sit on the shelf in what has thus far been a mild winter weather.

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WNYC News

Ski Resorts Cope with Warmer Start to Winter

Sunday, January 01, 2012

The warm start to winter hasn't been a boon for everyone - especially ski resorts that rely on colder temperatures for business.

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WNYC News

Blizzard Pounds Great Plains, Northeast May See White Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's winter and parts of the Great Plains have gotten walloped. Looking ahead, there's a chance for a White Christmas in the Northeast, forecasters say.

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2011 Breaks Record For Most Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Weather Service chief said he has never seen a year like this in terms of extreme weather. The 12 disasters alone also killed 646 people.

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WNYC News

Thanksgiving Travel Underway for Millions

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Undeterred by costlier gas and airfare, millions of Americans set out Wednesday to see friends and family in what is expected to be the nation's busiest Thanksgiving weekend since the financial meltdown more than three years ago.

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WNYC News

Rain May Snarl Thanksgiving Commutes

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wet weather forecast through Wednesday may snarl travel plans for hundreds of thousands of tri-state residents headed out of town for Thanksgiving.

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The Takeaway

Storms Ravage Southeastern US

Thursday, November 17, 2011

At least five people are dead and many are injured after storms hit the nation's southeast. South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi were all slammed by the severe weather and suspected tornadoes. Thousands remain without power. Derrick Becker, a public information officer for South Carolina Emergency Management, talks about what his organization is witnessing.

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WNYC News

Trapped In A Jet For 7 Hours, 'We Were All Slowly Losing It'

Monday, October 31, 2011

Passengers in at least four jets that landed in Hartford during Saturday's snowstorm weren't able to get out of the planes for a long, long time. Then they had to sleep at the airport.

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The Takeaway

Top of the Hour: Winter Storm Batters Northeast, Morning Headlines

Monday, October 31, 2011

Over the weekend a bad winter storm surprised many with an early arrival, dumping inches upon inches of snow on the Northeast, causing power outages for millions, delaying flights and forcing some areas to cancel school and even declare a state of emergency. That and this morning's other top headlines. 

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WNYC News

Snowstorm Snarls Commutes in Northeast; NJ Digs Outs as Tri-State Power Outages Persist

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Drivers are facing a tough commute across parts of the Northeast that were smacked by a surprisingly strong October snowstorm and plunged millions into darkness over the weekend.

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WNYC News

Rain, Snow Test OWS Protesters

Saturday, October 29, 2011

As New York City endures a record-breaking, unseasonably early winter storm, those camping out in Zuccotti Park as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests are getting their first taste of what conditions may be like when the seasons officially change.

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WNYC News

SHARE | Send Us Your Storm Photos

Saturday, October 29, 2011

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LOOK | Winter Storm Hits Tri-State Area

Saturday, October 29, 2011

An early season snow storm hit the region on Saturday, resulting in travel delays and even a few snowmen.

 

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