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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/15/2014 at 7:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Rain. High around 60. Winds S at 25 to 35 mph. Rainfall may reach one inch. Tuesday night: Rain early with snow overnight. Low 32F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph.

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. [...]

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 [...]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued
Severe thunderstorm warning issued
News Billy Rennison 6/22/2012 at 1:57PM

The Heat bested the Thunder last night, but some thunder may do away with the heat today. The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded the severe thunderstorm watch to a warning.  Winds of 50 mph are expected shortly, the NWS reported. A flood advisory has also been issued.  some areas may see up to an [...]

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 [...]

More records highs expected today
More records highs expected today
News Billy Rennison 6/21/2012 at 9:51AM

Another day, another scorcher. After record high temperatures baked the city yesterday, residents should be ready for even more heat. Temperatures will again approach 100 degrees, and feel closer to 110. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory. Those who will be outdoors should take extra precautions.  Wear light, loose fitting clothing, sunblock [...]

Queens communities facing brownouts
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 6:57PM

Several Queens communities face a voltage reduction from Con Edison due to electrical equipment problems. The 100 degree heat has many residents blasting air conditioners to stay cool. Con Ed said the neighborhoods affected will have a 5 percent voltage reduction.  This was done in an effort to prevent a significant outage, a spokesperson from [...]

Keep your pets safe in the extreme heat
Keep your pets safe in the extreme heat
News Billy Rennison 6/20/2012 at 12:21PM

The 100 degree heat does not affect only humans, but pets as well. Pet owners should take steps to ensure their pets remain cool and safe. “It is imperative that pet owners take precautions and special care of their pets in the next few days,” said Dr. Steven Fox, president and CEO of Central Veterinary [...]