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Winter Storms Leave Much of Michigan Dark for Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It may be a bright and merry Christmas for most of the country, but for 280,000 people in Michigan it’s looking pretty dark. An icy blast of freezing rain has hit the state along with parts of Eastern Canada, turning off street lights and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity. Joining The Takeaway from Detroit is Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor for WDET.

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WNYC News

Why White Christmases in New York Really Are Just Dreams

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Irving Berlin grew up in New York. So what was he talking about when he wrote, years later, of a snow-covered Christmas “just like the ones I used to know?" Have years of climate change and development worn away the luster that Manhattan used to have every December 25th?

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WNYC News

Storm Tracker: Winter Wonderland Headed to NYC Saturday

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Let it snow—until Saturday night, when it turns to icy sleet. Sunday will be warmer, though you'll need your boots to wade through the slush.

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Transportation Nation

Nor'easter Day 2: News, Traffic Maps and Storm Tracker

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

You're already tense enough about the upcoming holiday - and now a coming storm could really throw a spanner in the works. Don't worry - we've got you covered, whether you're traveling by air, ground or just want to watch this nasty weather approach.

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WNYC News

Wet Weather Could Cramp Thanksgiving Travel Plans

Monday, November 25, 2013

National Weather Service meteorologist Lauren Nash said an approaching nor'easter could dump up to four inches of rain on the city before Thursday morning.

It'll also be windy, with gusts up to 45 miles an hour. Nash said that could pose a problem for car and air travelers, especially at ...

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WNYC News

How New Yorkers Prepare for the Winter

Monday, November 25, 2013

For a second day in a row, the city is facing frigid temperatures, a reminder that winter is on the way. We hit the streets and asked New Yorkers what they're doing to stay warm. 

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WNYC News

New York Nurses Deploy for the Philippines

Sunday, November 17, 2013

150 of New York's nurses are heading to the Philippines to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan - many of them Filipino-Americans.

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The Takeaway

Considering the Caribbean: Possible Effects of Rising Sea Levels in Our Backyard

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Last week's tsunami-like surge in the Philippines might be far away, but there's another vulnerable coast line right in our backyard: The Caribbean. Rising sea levels could have considerable effects on the Caribbean islands, profoundly impacting tourism and immigration. Member station WLRN in Miami is running a week-long series on the impact of sea level rise. WLRN Reporter Tim Padgett joins us to discuss his report on the projections for the Caribbean.

 

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The Takeaway

HUD Secretary Donovan Reflects On Sandy's First Anniversary

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One year ago this week, Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard, leaving at least 117 dead, thousands homeless and an estimated $65 billion in damage. President Barack Obama appointed Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to lead the federal response to Sandy. Secretary Donovan examines Sandy's impact, and discusses the state of the recovery effort one year later. 

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The Takeaway

Science Friday's Ira Flatow on Extreme Weather One Year After Sandy

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

While the science behind climate change may still be controversial in some circles, it's come increasingly difficult to deny that the planet is growing warmer. And though scientists are cautious when it comes to cause and effect, most experts agree there is a link between climate change and storms like Hurricane Sandy. Science Friday's Ira Flatow examines the lessons learned, and the link between climate change and extreme weather. 

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The Takeaway

Retro Report: Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath

Monday, October 28, 2013

This week, as we mark a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern Seaboard, our friends at the documentary team Retro Report are looking back at another major storm, and the lessons from its recovery. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August 2005, it caught the state of Louisiana complete off-guard. James Perry, director of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, examines the lessons from Hurricane Katrina.

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WNYC News

Report: Local Temperatures May Exceed Historical Norms in 34 Years

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A new report says that average temperatures in New York will be hotter than ever, at least in recorded history, by the year 2047.

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WNYC News

New York Apple Growers Expect Record Crop

Monday, September 30, 2013

It's apple picking season, and growers say they're experiencing a much better crop this year.

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WNYC News

As NY Sizzles, Con Ed Sets Record-High Peak for Electric Usage

Friday, July 19, 2013

As temperatures continued to hover in the mid-90s for a sixth day Friday, Con Ed set a new all-time record for electric usage.

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WNYC News

City Scorched By Soaring Temps

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Yorkers should continue to brace for sizzling temperatures as the week-long heat wave marches on — one of just seven heat waves this length ever to scorch the city.

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WNYC News

Con Ed Aims For Rapid Response In Heat Wave

Monday, July 08, 2013

For Con Ed, responding to heat waves is like a battle. And this is the war room.

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WNYC News

Explainer: What's a Flash Flood Warning Anyway?

Monday, July 01, 2013

Did your phone just go berzerk? As intense thunderstorms batter New York City, there's a flash flood warning in effect. So how worried should you be?

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WNYC News

Storm Brings Soaking Rain, Rapid Flooding to Tri-State

Friday, June 07, 2013

“Residents should be aware that you could see rapid flooding, especially in the vulnerable areas.”

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WNYC News

Tropical Storm Andrea to Bring Heavy Rain, Wind to Tri-State

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea is making its way toward the East Coast and is expected to drop heavy rain and bring strong, gusty winds to the tri-state area Friday and Saturday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hurricane Forecasting; Storm Surges; Sports + Politics

Friday, May 31, 2013

Hurricane season kicks off June 1 and forecasters predict a big storm season. James Franklin, chief forecaster at the National Hurricane Center, explains how meteorologists forecast hurricanes and what was learned during Sandy. Plus: a look at past and possible future plans to protect the city from storm surges; how to prolong life in an era of limited resources; and the common ground between sports and politics.