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Winter

WNYC News

It's Snowing Here as the Rest of the World Bakes

Friday, March 20, 2015

The northeastern United States bucked the global warming trend this winter, experiencing cooler-than-normal temperatures.

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WNYC News

It's Not Quite Spring, But We'll Take It

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The warmer temperatures in this week's forecast should at least be enough to get a break from those puffy down jackets and melt those piles of black snow.

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WNYC Digital

The Funniest Tweets About New York City in the Winter

Friday, February 20, 2015

Social media was made for complaining about the weather. 

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WNYC News

Extreme Cold Is Upon Us

Friday, February 13, 2015

If you're planning to venture outside over the next few days, make sure you grab some extra layers. Wind chills will have New York City feelings like 10 below at times.

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WNYC News

Oh Snow! Another Winter Storm Targets NYC Area

Monday, February 02, 2015

But Mayor de Blasio says it doesn't appear to be the "nightmare" forecast that led to unfounded warnings for last week's storm.

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The Takeaway

The World Gets Quieter in the Snow. It's Science.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Yes, there are fewer cars on the roads. More people are holed up indoors. But if you put the human factors aside, there are actually scientific reasons why the outside gets less noisy.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 407: Top Secret Santa

Monday, January 12, 2015

Terri Van Keuren, Richard Shoup and Pamela Farrell remember how their father, Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, started the holiday tradition of tracking Santa Claus on U.S. military radar in 1955.

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New Sounds

Now is the Winter of our Discontent

Sunday, December 21, 2014

For this New Sounds program listen to songs about winter, as we welcome spring from San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Winterize Your Castle, or Your Walkup, With the Gurus of How-To

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Keep the water running and the roof not-caved-in this winter, with tips from Al Ubell and Larry Ubell.

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WNYC News

Big Snowstorm Hits Buffalo

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Snow totals by Wednesday afternoon could top 6 feet in the hardest-hit areas with another storm expected Thursday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wildlife During the Longer Winter

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We're not the only species that felt the unusually long and bitter winter. WNYC reporter Stephen Nessen, explains how rats were forced to eat trees. Asian tiger mosquitoes were also hit hard. And new kinds of birds are in the area. What signs of a long winter are you seeing in the city's natural world? Birders, which species are you seeing? Wildlife watchers and gardeners, what other signs of the polar vortex are you observing as spring begins?

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New Sounds

Now is the Winter of our Discontent

Thursday, April 03, 2014

"Now is the Winter of our Discontent / Made glorious Summer by this sun of York..." (Shakespeare's Richard III) or, if you prefer, "Winter is Coming" (or at least Season 4 of "Game of Thrones.") For this New Sounds program listen to songs about winter, as we welcome spring from San Francisco-based finger-style guitarist Sean Smith to the minimalist cool of the Geoff Smith Band.  There's the rare bit of instrumental music from Meredith Monk along with music for cellist Zach Miskin, written by guitarist Bryce Dessner (the National, Clogs), as well as keyboard music from David Borden.  Also, from New York-based Matt McBane and Build, hear "Imagining Winter."  Listen to Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson's take on winter, as well as Japanese pianist/composer/producer Ryuchi Sakamoto's music, "Ice." That, and more.

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The Takeaway

Winter Misery Index Measures How Horrible Your Winter Really Is

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How miserable has your winter been? Is it the worst winter ever? The worst winter since that one winter when you were a kid? If you’re a Minnesotan, there’s no need to be so imprecise. For the last several decades, Pete Boulay, Assistant State Climatologist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, has been measuring just how miserable winters are with his Winter Misery Index. It scores each winter on how cold it is, how much it snows, and how long snow stays on the ground to measure exactly how much misery the winter has inflicted.

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Top 5 Wintriest Works

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Remember the Polar Vortex? Of course you do. Here are five works that best describe the wintery season, which appears to be on the comeback this week.

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WNYC News

A Winter of Backbreaking Work

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Relentless winter weather has meant repeated shoveling and hacking through ice for building owners - at least those who follow the law - and deftly traversing snow banks, slush and icy walkways for pedestrians.

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Schoolbook

NYC Posts Lowest School Attendance of the Year

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Despite Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Fariña's decision to keep schools open on Thursday, most New York City parents kept their children home.

 

 

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WNYC News

What's Behind the Spike in Heating Oil Prices

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Heating oil suppliers have struggled with a sharp rise in demand.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Sochi Winter Olympics and the image of modern Russia

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Sochi Winter Olympics and the image of modern Russia

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WNYC News

Breaking the Ice on the Hudson

Monday, January 27, 2014

To keep the river open for business in the freezing winter months, the Coast Guard runs its cutter boats up and down the river, opening a navigable track through the ice.

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WNYC News

Stepping up Help for the Homeless as Temperatures Plummet

Monday, January 06, 2014

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Extra vans, staff and outreach for those most vulnerable to the bitter cold.

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