You probably didn't expect to spend Thanksgiving eve in snarled traffic or trudging through ankle-deep snow on your evening commute, but meteorologists say that's just your luck this year. According to forecasters, a coastal storm will bring a blend of snow and rain to the city today (have you bee ... More >>
Last winter, after parts of the eastern United States, including NYC, suffered an extended cold snap that broke all-time records in some places, the media latched onto the term: "polar vortex." It sounded movie-title-ish, like a sequel to The Day After Tomorrow, and so was bound to catch on. And it ... More >>
It is ugly out there. Winter storm Nika swept into town late last night, bringing with her heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain, traffic jams, public transit delays, and a risk of power outages. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of 4 to 6 inches of snow, and a quarter inch to f ... More >>
New evidence confirms what we've always known: New Yorkers are the worst. It didn't take more than five seconds of being outside in last week's Polar Vortex to realize that going out to get food was not a viable option, so many hungry patrons across the country took to Grubhub.com and Seamless.com ( ... More >>
It had not started snowing in New York City on Thursday afternoon, but Mayor Bill de Blasio (on his second day on the job) was already cautioning New Yorkers to stay in Thursday night. "Please stay home tonight, and stay off the roads," de Blasio said at a press conference following the swearing-i ... More >>
Wednesday, November 27 is one of nine days this year in hellish enough, traffic-wise, to earn the distinction of appearing on the Department of Transportation's Holiday Gridlock Alert list. That determination is made months in advance, just by looking at the calendar. Road, rail, and air traffic wa ... More >>
A year ago today, Sandy whipped through New York, bringing 100 mph winds and a 100-year flood. The storm sparked fires, and left the city cloaked in darkness for days. A year removed from the event, this city is still feeling Sandy's effects in a million different ways. Our favorite stories from th ... More >>
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for New York City, effective until 5 p.m. Monday. Meteorologists are predicting heavy rain, gusty winds, thunderstorms, and potential tornado action across a stretch of New York state. Counties affected include Albany, Bronx, Broome, Cayuga ... More >>
Where the bets are big and the potential payoffs even bigger
Mayor Bloomberg's post-Sandy climate resilience plan just got another boon: last Thursday researchers at the University of Pennsylvania showed the sea-level rise was a factor in flooding during Sandy. Over the last two centuries sea-level rise has contributed more and more to flooding in the city du ... More >>
Here's some unsettling news: the MTA thinks there is a good chance New York will be hit by another Hurricane Sandy within the next three years--or at least a good enough chance that the transit agency is hedging its bets against the possibility that there won't be. The MTA is selling a $125 millio ... More >>
Blizzard Warning for NYC from 6AM Fri 2/8 to 1PM Sat 2/9. Forecast: 10-14 inches of snow & strong winds weather.gov/nyc via @notifynyc— City of New York (@nycgov) February 7, 2013 Good luck out there.
[UPDATE]: The Lightstone Group will continue its bid to build a 700-unit housing development on Bond Street along the Gowanus Canal despite concerns raised in a letter from Councilman Brad Lander yesterday, the company said in a statement released to the Voice. "The Lightstone Group is fully commi ... More >>
City Councilman Brad Lander let national realty firm, The Lightstone Group, in on a little secret yesterday: it's not a great time to build along waterfront neighborhoods in the city right now! Lander sent a letter to Lightstone Group chairman and CEO David Lichtenstein urging the company to withdr ... More >>
Every time a natural disaster destroys entire communities, a handful of religious idiots blame it on gay people and the politicians who defend their civil rights. Hurricane Sandy is no exception.In most cases, however, the moronic ramblings of fringe lunatics are routinely ignored by elected officia ... More >>
Bloomberg's push for development in the wrong places
The Global Warming crowd is claiming that climate change is part of the reason that a hurricane is about absolutely crush New York City."Substantial evidence indicates that global warming may be responsible for the recent increasing intensity of Atlantic hurricanes, including increasing their size a ... More >>
Do you happen to be a PR stooge who represents a climatologist, weather expert, hurricane survivor, or pretty much anyone who's ever encountered rain? If so, you probably sent out an email today to every media outlet in New York City trying to exploit what could potentially be a devastating natural ... More >>
WTF, weather? For days we've been sashaying about complaining and/or rejoicing (whether we're feeling glass-half-empty or glass-half-full) about the bizarre temperate weather. Our actual winter coat has only been worn, like, twice! But today, in weird conjunction with the MTA's announcement t ... More >>
It's still hot and gross out today, but you'll notice that it's not as oppressive as it was this past week. However, the heat wave that swept the U.S. and put 132 million people under a heat advisory may have claimed as many as 34 lives in the U.S.
WikipediaThe National Weather Service has put New York City and surrounding areas under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. this evening. The watch is also effective for counties in Connecticut and New Jersey. Along with potential tornadoes and hail, a "thunderstorm wind gust" of up to 70 miles per ... More >>
So, it seems that Charlie Sheen is trying to help out after deadly tornadoes hit Alabama last week. He visited Tuscaloosa today (wearing a white University of Alabama hat) "to survey tornado damage" and meet with Mayor Walt Maddox, who's hopeful that Sheen's celebrity status will help with ra ... More >>
Although our winter storm warning has been downgraded to an advisory, the weather still has the makings of something rather apocalyptic. It's being called "life-threatening." Across the nation, people are freaking out. Even people in England are worried about our well-being (or are smugly enj ... More >>
• There is a "historic winter storm" headed across the U.S. that meteorologists predict will last through Wednesday and impact a third of the U.S. population, primarily in the Midwest and the South. New York may get an ice storm (currently a "snow to wintry mix" is predicted for Tuesday). B ... More >>
Yesterday we posted video of the New York City cab that caught on fire in Wednesday's snowstorm and suddenly exploded. No one was injured, except, financially, the cabbie himself, who has been ticketed due to his vehicle blocking the road when a tow truck failed to come and get it soon enough ... More >>
The New York Times interviewed a "weather hobbyist" today, who says he's crunched the numbers and predicts that New York is going to get a lot more snow this winter.
quietfish.comRemember, only use clean snow! Now that New York City has had its first snowfall, no matter how pitiful of a flurry it was, it's time to think about maple taffy, that glorious confection invented by our friends up North who can't ever drive to the grocery store because there's f ... More >>
This tornado video -- taken by Eric Meyers in Rice, Texas, from his car on Sunday as 125-mile winds tore through the area -- kinda makes the Brooklyn tornado guys look like amateurs, or, worse, a couple of wussy hipsters. "We are in the tornado" is the anti "Double rainbow all the way."
There's a heat advisory on, folks, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last year's first heat advisory of the summer didn't happen until mid-August, but Weather.com is reporting that high temperatures and humidity will combine today to produce a heat index of 95 to 100 degrees -- it might even feel like 1 ... More >>
Couric: Partly cloudyOn Monday night, Katie Couric swung from CBS's coverage of the oil spill to the Tennessee floods by saying she was moving "from a man-made disaster to a natural one." That's one big and unproven assumption. How does Couric know that the worst Tennessee flooding in history has no ... More >>
If you have shopping to do, do it now. The National Weather Service is predicting 2-4" of snow today and another 5-9" tomorrow, with winds up to 24 MPH and temperatures down to 23 degrees. They're calling a Winter Storm Warning, a Coastal Flood Advisory, and a Hazardous Weather Outlook. One ... More >>
A celebration you won't soon forget
The National Weather Service predicted five to seven inches of snow for New York City. By 10:30 am, it seemed like five inches had already fallen. This fellow in Brooklyn was stoic about the entire affair.
That stuff you see hovering over Ohio may wreck your Friday commute, according to the National Weather Service. Satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) It could be another horrible commute on Friday morning. The National Weather Service issued the following ... More >>
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