A round of severe thunderstorms cut power, and brought lightning that struck a home and caused a fire in Queens on Wednesday evening.
WCBS 880 Chief Meteorologist Craig Allen said hurricane-force winds will form off Long Island and will create storm surge of up to five feet — about half of the surge from Superstorm Sandy.
Though the day got off to a bit of a damp start, it sure wasn’t a chilly one.
We’ve reached the end of our countdown of the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011. The number 1 story has a name, and she sure left her mark.
We’re still counting down the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011 here at WCBS Newsradio 880 and, at number 2, we have something that doesn’t usually accompany the ghosts and goblins of Halloween weekend.
Mayor Bloomberg said that senior citizen homes, nursing homes and hospitals in low-lying areas “must evacuate” by 8 p.m. Friday unless they are able to show that their location or provisions for back-up power would allow them to stay safe.
As the Tri-State preps for the Supermoon, residents can also prep for the first day of spring.
Some folks may still be feeling a bit foggy about the forecast. At a train station in White Plains, commuters could be seen wearing heavy winter coats and light jackets, sweaters and sweat shirts.
“Over a foot of snow in five hours so that’s a heavy, heavy rate, but we managed to keep all of the highways and primaries open,” said Bernard Sullivan of the Sanitation Department.
It’s beginning to sound really old: The New York City area is getting snow again.
The Tri-State is getting a reprieve from Monday’s brutal cold, but we’re also getting a preview of Wednesday’s wintry weather.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory until 9 a.m. Wednesday for interior sections of northeast New Jersey, the lower Hudson Valley and southern Connecticut.
It’s cold enough to make a diesel engine shut down.
The wind is taking over and picking up in intensity and it may bring gusts of up to 35 mph which will help to prolong blowing and drifting snow which could hamper clean up efforts.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, with heavy snow for the New York City area. Long Island could get 15 inches. The warning will be in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday.