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NYC believed the hype, but the NWS service knew Stella wasn't as vicious as reported

New York City prepared itself for snow storm Stella’s onslaught. Weather forecasters called for nearly two feet of snow. The mayor cancelled school. Commuters couldn’t get to work as MTA shut services down and modified others. UberEats wasn’t delivering food.But things didn’t have to get so real,...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:12pm

What are the worst March snowstorms to hit NYC, Philly and Boston?

Winter Storm Stella is delivering snow, sleet and strong winds along the Northeast, creating extremely dangerous driving conditions and school cancellations.The late-season Nor'easter may not have been has bad has once predicted for some areas, but the Northeast has experienced monster March...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:46am

Winter storm Stella: Live updates (NYC, Philly, Boston)

Winter storm Stella rolled into the Northeast region overnight Monday with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. The nor'eastershould taper off by midday Tuesday, but might spark snow showers into early Wednesday morning. The heavy snow has created dangerous driving conditions, impacted mass...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:33am

'Stella' to bring blizzard conditions, 12-18 inches of snow to NYC

Just a few days shy of spring and the Northeast is bracing for a foot of snow in what could be the worst snowstorm of winter 2017.This classic nor’easter, dubbed Winter Storm Stella, could dump as much as 12 to 18 inches on New York City. Wind will blow through at 20 to 30 mph with gusts topping 50...

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:36am

WeatherTalk: Another bout of crazy weather

Here we are again, facing a risk of strong, if not severe thunderstorms far too early in the year.While the number of February thunderstorm-days for the Tri-State area is likely less than one, that number creeps up ever so slightly in March. In fact, it’s ironic that our second shot at...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:00am

WeatherTalk: Thunderous February

If you watched in raw wonder, mouth agape, on Saturday as an iron-clad vanguard of severe thunderstorms advanced on New York from the west, you were not alone.Thunderstorms? Severe thunderstorms in February?Though reduced to just heavy downpours once they reached the city and Long Island, this line...

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:00am

WeatherTalk: Too soon for spring cleaning?

Is winter over?That seems to be the question, at least from the general din of a few recent evenings’ worth of chatter here in the city. So, am I ready to leave all my chips on the table, risk ridicule and reputation and make a wishful declaration? Can I reject and repudiate the Great Rascal...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:00am

WeatherTalk: What causes 'snow bombs' that bury us in snow?

Now that we've had a taste of more typical winter stuff, with two coastal winter storms, let's take a closer look at these ocean snow "bombs."It's actuallyvery, very hardto get the perfect nor'easter -- the one that buries us under a foot or more of crystal crunchiness and slaps us silly with its...

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

So what’s your commute look like this morning, New York?

New York City students may be reveling in their first snow day since 2015, but if you’re not so lucky, here’s what your commute to the office looks like this morning.After being suspended overnight to store trains underground, express trains are running during the morning rush, but they may be...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:43pm

Snowstorm warning and travel advisory issued for NYC

Heavy snow is expected to begin falling on New York City at midnight on Thursday, leading the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Warning through 6 p.m.Meteorologists are predicting 6 to 12 inches of snow before it's all over.The city Emergency Management Department also advised New...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:47am

Snow expected after record-breaking high temperatures

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 60s on Wednesday, but don't talk smack on Punxsutawney Philjust yet, because things might take a turn for the snowy.A winter storm is expected on to begin Wednesday night, and although the course isn't certain, AccuWeather expects the squall to "snarl...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:44am

Who could be considered America's first weatherman?

Nowadays, in this age of social media and hyper-mass-marketing, it seems there's a “National "Day" for everything: sunglasses, hot dogs, ice cream, etc.Yesterday was National Weatherpersons' Day, and while I'm loathe toevince even the slightest appearance ofself-indulgence,it's a funday to ponder...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:30pm

Groundhog Day 2017: Did Staten Island Chuck see his shadow?

Looks like New York can expect an early spring, according to New York City’s official groundhog meteorologist.Staten Island Chuck made his 2017 weather prediction live from the Staten Island Zoo Thursday morning, a tradition since 1981.Chuck, however, is not in agreement with Punxatawney Phil, who...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 5:43pm

Mild winter weather could extend into February

May I see an imaginary show of hands, please? How many of you,having enjoyed a noticeably milder January, have ever gotten that nagging premonition that we will have to "pay the piper" with a bitter cold, snow-filled February?Maybe, more than anything, that's just a little guilt for sneaking...

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 5:00am

Damaging winds and flooding expected in NYC on Monday

A high wind warning is in effect for New York City for Monday, with 1 to 3 inches of rain expected to fall, and wind gusts of up to 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service.The nor’easter will bring heavy rain later this afternoon, with a flood watch also in effect from 1 p.m. through late...

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:12am

Feeling the ripple effect of global weather

On this Monday, as we face a thrashing wind and a rain storm from a low brushing northeastward off our coast, I’d like to invoke a word that has some heavy political and social intones: “globalization.”But this time, I mean it in the sense of global weather. We are, especially all around the...

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 5:00am

Weather Ahead: Mild January, so far

Rugged New Yorkers that we are, we face our winters head-on. With studied resolve, we forge on, cocooned in all manner of stuffed nylon and wool, commiserating, slogging through our days and commutes.But through our strength, we’re philosophical about nature’s visitations upon our city. So how...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00am

Frigid cold and transit delays greet NYC commuters for start of the week

After the weekend's bitter cold and snow blanketed New York City, Monday morning began with temperatures at 15 degrees and windchill values droping it to a bone-chilling 0, according to the National Weather Service.The severe weather has caused switching and mechanical problems on numerous city...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 6:05am

Heavy snow blankets Northeast, weather advisories issued along coast

Heavy snow is falling across the Northeast, making for risky travel conditions, the National Weather Service said Saturday.New York is expected to see between 2 and 5 inches through the afternoon with gusty winds up to 25 mph and temperatures in the low 20s.In Philadelphia, 2 to 4 inches may fall...

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 11:18am

NYC gets dusting of snow, but weather advisory continues through Friday morning

It isn't quite a winter wonderland, but New Yorkers will see some snow accumulation as they head out on their morning commute. And more may be on the way over the weekend.Snow began falling late Thursday night, and fell off early Friday, though a weather advisory remains in effect through 10 a.m....

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:38am