National Weather Service

Central New York News
3:30 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Confirmed EF2 Tornado Kills 4, Damages Homes In Central New York


  The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed homes and property in central New York, and killed four people.

Violent winds Tuesday clocked in at least 100 miles per hour in the Madison county town of Smithfield, between Syracuse and Utica, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Barbara Watson. 

"It's going to be at least an EF2," Watson said. 

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New York News
12:14 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

National Weather Service Says Severe Weather To Continue In Northeast


There are reports of fatalities in the wake of a line of storms, including a confirmed EF2 tornado, that moved through western and central New York Tuesday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds that knocked down trees, power lines and several buildings. 

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Weather Service Predicts Flood Risk For Vermont And Northern New York

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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.

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New England News
11:30 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Weather Service Warns of Floods in VT And NY

Spring flooding 2011 Clinton County NY
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The National Weather Service is warning of an increased threat of spring flooding in Vermont because of the continued cold temperatures that has kept the deep snow from melting.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Vermont, NH And Maine Dig Out After Latest Storm

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The National Weather Service says the late-season snowstorm is one of the top five largest March storms to hit the Vermont city of Burlington.

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New York News
3:45 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

New York Snow!

The weekend winter storm that blanketed the northeast with snow left New Yorkers digging out.
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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.

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8:06 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Snow, Wintry Mix Spreads Across Upstate NY

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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.

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7:38 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Snow, Rain Expected In Upstate NY

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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.

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US News
8:05 am
Mon November 18, 2013

UPDATE: Neighborhoods Leveled

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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7:19 am
Fri November 1, 2013

NY Plans Upstate Flood-Warning System

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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.

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