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Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued along the New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut coasts as Tropical Storm Hermine moves up the Eastern Seaboard.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect along the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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We welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss the unusually warm winter weather and to take your weather questions.    

The Vermont Health Department is reminding people to take care when they're outside during the winter cold.

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Just in time for winter, New York state is moving ahead with plans for a new emergency management computer system intended to help authorities around the state improve their response to extreme weather and other emergencies.

Looks like it will be a Green Christmas this year. We welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss the unusually warm winter weather and to take your weather questions.    

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Mexico has cancelled tropical storm warnings as Tropical Storm Sandra is weakening rapidly.

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The Northeast is in the midst of a brutal winter this year. Boston and Buffalo were pummeled and buried, and much of the region has been facing record-breaking and dangerously low temperatures. We welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss these events and take your weather questions.    

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Climate change is making headlines this week. With the United Nations Climate Summit now in the rearview mirror, what does this mean for weather forecasts going forward? And here in the Great Northeast, we’re reaching the end of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. It’s time to prepare to face that infamous northeast winter weather.

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This summer has seen its share of severe storms—tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding. And now we’re into hurricane season. We’re here with National Weather Service Meteorologist Stephen DiRienzo to talk weather, weather preparedness, and to take your weather questions.

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A U.S. government report released this week paints a dire picture when it comes to climate change, with New York and New England forecast to experience heat waves, heavy rain and coastal and river flooding. 

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  As a pair of winter storms head for New York state, Gov.

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One year ago today, the region hunkered down and faced Superstorm Sandy. Meanwhile, across the pond, the U.K. and Europe is recovering from a Sandy-like storm that has taken lives and caused untold damage. And now we’re reaching the end of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season and must prepare to face that infamous northeast winter weather.

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A group of Vermont business, industry and political leaders used the Ben and Jerry’s factory as a backdrop Wednesday to call on the federal government to do more to combat climate change.

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It has been raining just about everywhere across the Capital Region, Catskills and Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, creating dangerous and even deadly conditions in some places.

The rain and the floods that came with it resulted in states of emergency being declared in several counties including Montgomery and Schoharie. 

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Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including dozens of children, since a tornado ripped through suburban Oklahoma City yesterday afternoon.

The massive twister is only the latest of the type of extreme weather events that have recently grabbed headlines and changed lives, including Superstorm Sandy last year.

Today on Vox Pop we welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss these events and take your weather questions.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With New York officials now proposing to spend $400 million to buy and demolish downstate homes damaged by October's Superstorm Sandy, they say 646 buyout applications have been federally approved for $55 million in a buyout program for upstate properties damaged in 2011 by the back-to-back storms Irene and Lee.

We speak with Climate Change expert, Bill McKibben.

Severe storms, deadly heat waves, relentless drought, rising seas…is this the new normal? Is this the weather of the future? Climate Central is an independent, nonprofit journalism and research foundation founded in 2008 and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over.

This week marks the seventh anniversary of one of the country's deadliest hurricanes. New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are still recovering from the devastating damage and loss of life caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita — the storm that would follow.

On this edition of Vox Pop we're asking you to tell us your fantastic tales, stories that span decades, true-life chronicles that touched your heart and shaped your world. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

It has been a wild few months for weather both locally and across the country with temperatures around town ranging from as low as 30 degrees to as high as 80, and tornados in the mid-west wreaking havoc.

Joining us on this edition of Vox Pop to take your weather related questions are News Channel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough and Franz Litz, executive director of the Pace Energy & Climate Center at Pace Law School and a WAMC commentator. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.