The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued its 2014 national spring flood risk report. The weather service is predicting an increased threat of spring flooding in Vermont and northern New York due to continued cold temperatures that have kept the deep snow from melting.
It was snow or sleet or a bit of freezing drizzle or even rain depending on where you live in the Northeast...
The National Weather Service in Albany reported a little over 11 inches on the ground in Albany... 8-14 inches in Greene County, 6-8 inches in Dutchess County, 8-12 inches in Ulster County and a little over 7 and half inches in Westchester County.
New York City had to contend with a coating of ice after snow turned to rain on Saturday night.
The storm dropped six inches on New York City's Upper West Side.
Snow has spread across much of upstate New York as a wintry storm moves up the East Coast.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for western and central New York and parts of the Adirondacks. The forecast shows from 3 to 8 inches of snow between Tuesday evening and Thanksgiving morning in most places, but as much as 18 inches along the Lake Ontario shore east of Rochester. There will also be accumulations of ice.
A winter storm warning is posted for western and northern New York as the National Weather Service predicts heavy snow and possible icy conditions beginning this evening.
Forecasters predict 5 to 8 inches of snow in Buffalo and Niagara County, and 6 to 12 inches in the northern Adirondacks and St. Lawrence Valley. The storm warning runs from this evening through Wednesday.
A winter storm watch is posted for central New York, and heavy rain is expected in the Hudson Valley from Poughkeepsie to Glens Falls.
Entire blocks in Washington, Ill., are leveled after tornadoes and other fierce storms ripped through 12 states in the Midwest yesterday.
Washington resident Curt Zehr says his wife and adult son scrambled into their basement when Zehr spotted a funnel cloud.
Zehr says moments later, the house was gone, but his family was uninjured. Forecasters say Illinois was the hardest hit and the National Weather Service say up to 40 tornadoes may have hit the Midwest.
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New York officials have begun planning a flood-warning system meant to improve accuracy of forecasts for the Oswego, Mohawk and Hudson river basins in 27 upstate counties.
The state Canal Corp. board has approved the project with an application filed for an $8.5 million Federal Emergency Management Agency grant.
The proposed system would use weather forecasts, rain gauges and new and existing stream gauges meant to provide basin communities with more precise flood warnings with online maps to show expected flood areas and depths.
Central Hudson spokesman John Maserjian says, as expected, electric usage is up across the utility's service area. Health risks include nausea or sickness due to poor air quality and possibility of heat stroke, which could lead to death. The experts advise drinking plenty of fluids and wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing.
Forecasters say the Northeast is in for one of the hottest weeks on the books, and people are being urged to take precautions. High temperatures in many Northeastern cities through Friday will be in the 90s; 96 for Hartford, 95 in New York City and 92 in Albany. Anthony Loconto is a National Weather Service meteorologist stationed in Burlington, Vermont. Loconto says oppressive weather is here to stay for a few more days.