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A mix of snow & rain expected during morning commute tomorrow
A mix of snow & rain expected during morning commute tomorrow
News Billy Rennison 11/26/2012 at 4:32PM

New Yorkers will likely have to deal with a wintry mix of rain and snow during their commute tomorrow morning. The precipitation is set to begin early tomorrow with the snowfall picking up at around 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Approximately one inch of accumulation is expected. Snow will give way [...]

Governor declares state of emergency as Hurricane Sandy heads for Queens
Governor declares state of emergency as Hurricane Sandy heads for Queens
Central Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 12:33PM

Meteorologists expect the pre-Halloween hurricane horror “Frankenstorm” to strike Queens early Monday with the strongest surge coming later that day. Hurricane Sandy has already blown through Haiti and Cuba and is forecasted to make a significant impact on a large portion of the New York metro area, said National Weather Service meteorologist David Stark.  Due to [...]

Forest Hills seeks flood fix
Forest Hills seeks flood fix
Central Mitchell Kirk 10/02/2012 at 1:50PM

Rene Alkalay, owner of Genesis Tree of Life, a yoga and wellness center on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, is furious that area flooding has cost him nearly $75,000. “I want to know what you’re going to do to put me back in business,” he said at a town hall meeting on Thursday, September 27. [...]

Strong storm to strike area; tornado watch issued
Strong storm to strike area; tornado watch issued
News Billy Rennison 9/18/2012 at 9:49AM

Strong winds and heavy rain is expected to sweep through the area today lasting well into Wednesday morning. Rain has already begun falling in Queens accompanied by 30 mph gusts of wind. The storm is expected to strike hardest in the evening. A thunderstorm warning has been issued for the borough through 8:30 p.m. Forecasts [...]

Forest Hills gets fresh flooding fix
Central Alexa Altman 9/11/2012 at 4:12PM

Away goes trouble, down the drain. Rampant rains that saturated homes and submerged cars earlier this month expedited plans by the New York City Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Design and Construction (DDC) to complete the installation of a water-distribution system, expected to alleviate flooding in steadily soaked Forest Hills. The $24 million upgrade [...]

Thunderstorms, hail to hit Queens; flood warning issued
News Billy Rennison 8/15/2012 at 1:03PM

Rain has already begun falling in Queens and strong winds and quarter-sized hail may follow. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the borough warning of heavy rain, hail, lightning strikes and gusts of winds up to 60 mph. Up to two inches of rain per hour is expected. The NWS issued [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/02/2012 at 7:06AM

EVENT of the DAY: ”West Side Story” at St. Albans Park Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs. Written by Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, and others. Directed [...]

Severe storms to strike city this evening; isolated tornadoes possible
Severe storms to strike city this evening; isolated tornadoes possible
News Billy Rennison 7/26/2012 at 4:00PM

Isolated tornadoes are possible as part of the severe storms that are expected to hit the city this evening. Powerful thunderstorms are forecasted to reach the city between 5 and 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The storm’s  strong winds, heavy rain, large hail and threats of tornadoes prompted Governor Andrew Cuomo to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]