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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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