National Weather Service

Above average snowfall to hit city this winter: report
Above average snowfall to hit city this winter: report
News Billy Rennison 10/09/2012 at 11:34AM

After a relatively snow-free winter last year, New Yorkers will need to get their shovels out of the shed and dig in this winter. A report from accuweather.com said the Northeast will be hit with an above average amount of snowfall this year. Average snowfall in the city is 25 inches, meaning the city is forecasted for [...]

Tornado touches down in Queens
Tornado touches down in Queens
News Billy Rennison 9/10/2012 at 4:41PM

More than a breeze spun through Breezy Point last weekend as a tornado touched down, disrupting the oceanside community. Trees and roofs took the brunt of the damage during the twister that tore through Queens on Saturday, September 1. Several roofs were torn off at the Breezy Point Surf Club. Nobody was hurt at the [...]

Flash flood warning issued for Queens
News Billy Rennison 8/01/2012 at 12:19PM

Heavy rains may cause flash floods throughout the borough. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood warning for Queens lasting until 2 p.m. More than an inch of rain has already fallen in parts of Queens and one to two more inches is possible. Some flooding is already occurring and is imminent [...]

Severe thunderstorm watch issued in Queens
News Billy Rennison 7/23/2012 at 2:28PM

Severe thunderstorms currently over New Jersey are expected to strike Queens in the late afternoon. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area with damaging winds and hail possible. The borough last week dealt with an intense storm that knocked out power to thousands of residents while knocking down branches [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Rain in forecast through Thursday; flood advisory issued
Rain in forecast through Thursday; flood advisory issued
News Billy Rennison 6/04/2012 at 10:13AM

After a May with the most rain since 2004, more precipitation is forecasted for every day this week. Approximately a quarter inch of rain is expected today, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), higher in areas that get hit with thunderstorms. Due to the expected rains, the NWS has issued a coastal flood advisory [...]

Thunderstorm watch issued for Queens; large hail, damaging winds possible
News Billy Rennison 5/29/2012 at 7:01PM

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). Queens has experienced high temperatures and humidity throughout the past few days. An approaching cold front will trigger the storms, the NWS said. Residents should be aware if they will be outdoors tonight — heavy rains and lightning are expected. Damaging winds [...]

Flood advisory issued in Queens
Flood advisory issued in Queens
News Billy Rennison 5/21/2012 at 9:27AM

A flood advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) as a result of the morning’s heavy rains. Rain was falling at rates up to an inch per hour, flooding roadways, underpasses and low-lying areas. A special weather statement was also issued by the agency due to the thunderstorms in the area. The [...]

City to approach record high temperature today
City to approach record high temperature today
News Billy Rennison 4/16/2012 at 10:45AM

In a year that has already set a number of all-time high temperatures, the city is again bracing for record heat today, as temperatures will approach 90 degrees. Today’s forecasted high of 88, is more than 25 degrees higher than the average high time of year; last year’s high temperature was 55. The highest temperature [...]