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City Declares Weather Emergency

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 6 p.m. Wednesday ahead of the storm expected to dump eight to 14 inches of snow on the city. The city has declared a weather emergency.

WNYC wants to hear snowstorm reports from your neighborhood. Text SNOW to 30644 to sign up.

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Bad Weather a Harbinger of Climate Change? Not Likely

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The holiday blizzard of 2010 knocked East Coasters out of their routines this week, but there was a hint of deja vú as the snow fell. Big weather events have been making headlines across the country and around the world for several years, now. Last week, enough snow fell in Minneapolis that the roof of the Metrodome collapsed. Blizzards crippled Western Europe's airports and rain deluged San Diego. Is this bad weather part of a new normal? Is global warming bearing down on us at a hastening pace?

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Top of the Hour: Big Storms and Climate Change, Morning Headlines

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Many are wondering if intense weather around the country suggests environmental shifting; but scientists say the data points don't make a big storm a harbinger of climate change. 

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Top of the Hour: Snow Day for the East Coast, Morning Headlines

Monday, December 27, 2010

A giant snowstorm has burried much of the East Coast with snow, from Virginia to Maine, forcing some cities to declare an emergency and leaving many without a way to get out of the house, much less to work.

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Midwest and Tennessee Brace for Heavy Snow

Friday, December 24, 2010

People who live in Nashville are likely to witness a rare event this holiday season: A white Christmas. Several inches of snow are expected to reach parts of Tennessee, Georgia and the Midwest this weekend. Up to eight inches could fall in Iowa and six inches in Illinois and Minnesota.  It's been 41 years since  snow accumulated in Tennessee on December 25.

Send us your weather report: Text the word SNOW to 69866.

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The Takeaway

Listener Gives His Cold Weather Report

Thursday, December 09, 2010

It's supposed to be cold up North, but in Atlanta Ga., listener Marvin Norwood is trying to get used to some unseasonable weather: it's almost 30 degrees colder than usual in his hometown. We get a weather report from Norwood, who listens to us on WCLK in Atlanta. We also get a gist of the temperatures in some of the other cold spots around the country.

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WNYC News

Strong Wind, Rain Hit East Coast

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Stormy weather is snarling traffic in the New York metropolitan area. All three of the region's major airports are experiencing delays. The MTA is asking for reduced speed on bridges. NJ Transit has resumed service on its Northeast Corridor rail line. But commuters traveling by train may experience residual delays.

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WNYC News

Time to Pick the Apples

Friday, October 15, 2010

The leaves in the city are just starting to turn color, but time is running out for apple lovers looking to pick their own fruit this season. A heat wave in the Spring brought on an early bloom, meaning that many farms now have apples in barrels as opposed to on the trees.

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WNYC News

Is New York's Wild Weather Season Coming to an End?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New York has had its fair share of wild weather, including two tornadoes last month and a powerful hailstorm on Monday. And there's another storm heading our way Thursday night. But Brian Ciemnecki, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said this storm won't be as powerful and it will come as we move out of the stormy weather season.

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WNYC News

Flooding in Tunnel Shuts Down 1, 2, 3 Lines

Friday, October 01, 2010

A subway line on Manhattan's Upper West Side was suspended for an hour and a half during this morning's rush hour because of heavy rain.

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WNYC News

Macroburst Accompanied New York City Tornadoes

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Meteorologists say a fierce macroburst with speeds up to 125 miles per hour accompanied the two tornados that ripped through the city on Thursday. The National Weather Service says the storm that toppled trees and peeled away rooftops brought New York City's ninth and tenth tornadoes since 1950.

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Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Earl

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

East Coast residents are keeping watching Hurricane Earl this week as the storm heads away from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and up the east coast of the U.S., just in time to potentially disrupt Labor Day weekend. Earl is now a category 4 storm, with winds that have already hit 135 miles per hour.

At this point, Earl’s projected path shows it staying out at sea, parallel to the coast – big waves could reach North Carolina later today, and Long Island and Cape Cod by Friday. The National Hurricane Center is urging people along the coast from North Carolina to Maine to have a plan in case the hurricane comes ashore.

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Life Without Air Conditioning

Thursday, July 08, 2010

During this heat wave, many of us are thankful for our air conditioning, despite the power costs. We're talking about the problems with our reliance on A/C and about some of the cultural changes that go with shutting ourselves indoors. We want to know from you, What would your life be like without air conditioning? Would you leave your house more? Interact with more people?

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WQXR News

Scorching Heat Bakes the Big Apple

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Forecasters say it could hit 99 degrees in the city on Wednesday, with humidity that could make it feel like triple digits.

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Con Ed Preps for Record Electricity Use

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More than 3 million customers in New York City are expected to turn on their AC to beat the summer heat.

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NYC Officials Prepare for Summer Heat

Monday, July 05, 2010

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s today, and exceed 100 degrees on Tuesday.

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WQXR News

Parts of Oklahoma Under State of Emergency

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fifty-nine counties in Oklahoma are in a state of emergency after flash floods dropped 10 inches of rain in just a few hours on Monday.

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Floodwaters Begin to Recede in Northeast

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Amtrak service between New York City and Boston was still suspended on Thursday. It's resumed--with delays--on Friday.

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NJ Farmers Anxious After March Rain

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Jersey farmers are anxious to see what the impact of the wettest March on record will be on the upcoming planting season. Farmers and agricultural officials say the next few weeks will be crucial in determining whether this year will yield successful summer crops.

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WNYC News

Reporter's Notebook: Hoboken Floods Attacked My Car

Friday, March 19, 2010

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I think we should have stayed home. But during the rain storm last Saturday my husband and I got into our car and started to drive to a restaurant near our home in Hoboken, NJ.

A mere six blocks ...

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