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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.

The Takeaway

Teachers: Unsung Heroes of the Oklahoma City Tornado

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

As the road to recovery begins for the people affected by the Oklahoma City Tornado Monday, unsung heroes have emerged out of this tragedy. People whose jobs helped to save lives, keep others calm, and keep the public informed. Among them are the school teachers who rushed their students to safety.

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The Takeaway

The Mayor of Oklahoma City on How His City is Coping

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The giant tornado that struck Oklahoma City and its suburbs on Monday destroyed entire neighborhoods, leaving at least two dozen dead, and hundreds injured. Mick Cornett, the mayor of Oklahoma City, gives an update on his area is faring now, and what work is at the top of his to-do list. 

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The Takeaway

More than a Weather Man

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In some parts of the country, the meteorologist on the local news is more than just a weatherman. He’s a life-saver, a legend, a guardian. Few meteorologists fit that profile more than News 9’s Michael Armstrong.

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The Takeaway

Oklahoma City Tornado: 200 M.P.H. Winds, EF-4 on Fujita Scale

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

While Midwesterners see tornadoes almost every spring, few twisters leave the magnitude of damage that yesterday's tornado dropped on Moore, Oklahoma. Dozens are dead, untold numbers are injured, and damage is likely to be in the billions of dollars. 

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Devastating Tornado Rips Through Oklahoma City

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A huge tornado tore through parts of Oklahoma City Monday, killing many and injuring hundreds. The tornado is said to have produced winds of 200 M.P.H. that leveled buildings and whole neighborhoods. Among the buildings damaged were two elementary schools, including the Plaza Towers Elementary School in the suburb of Moore, which was full of children at the time the tornado struck. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Outdoor Activity Did You Discover This Past Weekend?

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's cloudy and cool today, but this past weekend's weather was glorious. So, on this first Monday after the first great-weather weekend of 2013, we ask: What new outdoor activity did you discover that you'd recommend for other WNYC listeners? Call 212-433-9692, or post your recommendation here!

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WNYC News

Spring Storm Brings Snow to Region

Monday, March 25, 2013

Light rain and snow are falling across the region as a spring snowstorm from the Midwest moves in.

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Winter Storm Loses Steam, but Still Threatens Coast

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The nor’easter, which prompted voluntary evacuations in some Sandy-damaged communities in New York and New Jersey, could still cause flooding.

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Storm Brings Season's Heaviest Snowfall To Midwest, Mid-Atlantic

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Winter storm Saturn, which has already left Chicago digging out from 10 inches, is expected to dump more snow on Maryland and Virginia.

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WNYC News

Long Island, Connecticut Still Struggling to Recover

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Most of the region was preparing for an almost normal Monday morning commute. But eastern Long Island and much of Connecticut and were still digging out from more than two feet of snowfall.

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The Blizzard 'Nemo' Highlights The Hype Cycle Of Storms

Saturday, February 09, 2013

The hype surrounding major storms follows a predictable pattern — plenty of buildup and panic before it peaks, plateaus and peters out. Could this kind of hype cycle have consequences for storm victims?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Blizzard "Nemo" Update

Friday, February 08, 2013

Significant snow is expected in our area between today and tomorrow. We get updates from:

  • WNYC's Richard Hake with expected forecast in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
  • Adam Sobel, professor of Climate and Atmospheric Science at Columbia University, on why forecasts have been so different, what makes a blizzard a blizzard, and why this storm has a name.
  • Jerome Hauer, commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, on how the state is planning in advance of the worst of the storm.
  • MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan on how public transit could be affected by the snow, and what to expect on commuter rail.

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