heat wave

Severe thunderstorms, flash flooding expected this afternoon
Severe thunderstorms, flash flooding expected this afternoon
News Billy Rennison 7/18/2012 at 11:18AM

While many residents were still traveling to work, thermometers had already hit 90 degrees, with triple digit temperatures and severe thunderstorms still in store. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for until 6 p.m. with the heat index expected to reach 105. New Yorkers will begin to get relief tomorrow when temperatures return [...]

Fourth heat wave bakes city
Fourth heat wave bakes city
News Billy Rennison 7/17/2012 at 10:10AM

New Yorkers will have to deal with two more days of temperatures approaching 100 degrees before getting a break from the sweltering weather. Stifling heat will blanket the area over the next two days as temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-90s today. High humidity will make the climate feel closer to 100 degrees. [...]

Wave of crimes hit Queens with heat wave
Police Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 12:33PM

In a week filled with shootings throughout the city, Queens did not remain bulletproof. Between July 4 and July 7, the borough had four deaths, one man critically wounded and an MTA cop suffering a sight-threatening injury. Councilmember Peter Vallone, who chairs the Public Safety Committee, said this spike in citywide crime comes from several factors. [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 7/07/2012 at 2:00PM

3 men killed in barrage of bullets in Queens Three men died in blizzard of bullets early Saturday when a nightclub dispute over a girl spilled into the Queens streets, police and friends of the victims said. A fourth man was wounded around 5 a.m. when an unknown gunman fired 63 shots in from an [...]

Talks between Con Ed, union continue as heat wave bakes city
Talks between Con Ed, union continue as heat wave bakes city
News Billy Rennison 7/06/2012 at 3:34PM

As the temperature rises, so does the risk of power outages, a fact that is magnified with Con Edison workers locked out as contract talks continue. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 100 degrees on Saturday, and with 8,500 workers locked out, the task of maintaining the system — which can be strained in the heat [...]

Record high temperatures expected in Queens
Record high temperatures expected in Queens
News Billy Rennison 7/06/2012 at 1:17PM

Less than a month into summer, New York City is already in the midst of its third heat wave with triple digit temperatures still on the way. Temperatures are expected to hit 100 tomorrow — which would match the record high — with the heat index closer to 110. Average temperatures for this time of [...]

Heat wave continues to bake city, relief may be on the way
Heat wave continues to bake city, relief may be on the way
News Billy Rennison 6/22/2012 at 10:36AM

New Yorkers have one more day of suffocating heat before temperatures return to near normal. After two day of heat approaching 100 degrees, today’s temperature is forecasted to stay in the mid-90s. Thunderstorms are forecasted to begin late this afternoon.  This weekend temperatures are expected to fall back into the 80s. The National Weather Service [...]

Hundreds of Queens residents without power
News Billy Rennison 6/21/2012 at 12:14PM

The heat wave baking Queens, has left more than 500 residents without electricity. The power outages are scattered throughout the borough. Last night, Con Edison announced they were beginning voltage reductions to more than a dozen neighborhoods throughout the borough due to electrical equipment problems. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 [...]