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A no swimming sign is seen at a beach in Mamaroneck on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Health Officials Close Some Beaches Due To Sewage Leak

County health officials have issued an advisory urging all recreational boaters and swimmers to avoid the Long Island Sound until further notice.

07/16/2013

Sun beats down on crops on Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Heat Wave Could Damage Crops, Impact Prices For Local Produce

This has been an especially tough growing year. The spring growing season was stunted due to cool temperatures and rain, and now a week long unrelenting burst of humid heat is taxing fields and farm stands across the East End.

07/16/2013

Putting hair up into pony tail. (credit: CBS 2)

Tips To Combat Bad Hair Days In Hot, Humid Weather

For those who battle with frizz, experts said sometimes it’s not worth the fight with your hair.

07/15/2013

July 5 Heat, Sun

Get Ready: 90+ Degree Days, Triple-Digit Heat Indices Return This Week

If you have been enjoying the comparatively comfortable days the Tri-State Area has seen this weekend, don’t get too used to it.

07/14/2013

Heat Wave Sunday

Temperatures Again Exceed 90 With Dangerous Heat Indices

As if New Yorkers weren’t weary enough from day after day of extreme heat, temperatures hit the 90s again Sunday with heat indices that had been expected to climb as high as 105.

07/07/2013

NYC Heat Wave

Blazing Heat Persists In Tri-State With Highs In 90s For Another Day

If you’re reading this right now, chances are you’re indoors – and you might want to stay there if your air conditioner is working.

07/06/2013

Con Edison works on restoring power. (credit:  Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Voltage Reduced On Staten Island After Con Edison Manhole Fires

A manhole fire left part of Staten Island without power in the middle of a brutal heat wave overnight, and Con Edison has reduced voltage in many areas in as crews repair equipment.

07/06/2013

A resident walks through floodwater on Coney Island after Hurricane Irene hit, in New York, Aug. 28, 2011.

Study: New York City Weather Will Get Much More Severe Over Next 3 Decades

If you thought Hurricane Sandy was bad the mayor’s office says conditions are ripe for far worse weather around here: like heat waves, droughts and coastal flooding.

06/10/2013

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

Thunderstorms Blow Through Tri-State Area, Bring Damaging Winds

Conditions remained dry well into the nighttime hours for many in the Tri-State Area Sunday, but as bedtime approached for some, the torrential downpours and thunderstorms began.

06/02/2013

Forecast for Thursday afternoon (credit: CBS 2)

Hazy, Hot, Humid Temperatures Blanket Parts Of The Tri-State Area

A combination of high heat and humidity is making the end of May feel more like the middle of summer.

05/30/2013

People swim in the Brooklyn Bridge Park pop-up pool in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Tri-State Sweats Through Fourth Heat Wave Of The Season

The fourth heat wave of the season is bearing down on the Tri-State area with temperatures expected to hit the mid 90s by Tuesday afternoon.

07/17/2012

Tractor On A Long Island Farm (Credit: CBS 2)

Dangerously Dry Conditions Could Mean Higher Grocery Bills For Consumers

With little relief in sight from the heat wave, the dangerously dry conditions gripping most of the United States may soon start having a noticeable impact on the price of food the public pays at the grocery store.

07/17/2012

Con Ed works on restoring power. (Credit: CBS 2)

Con Ed Reinstates Health Insurance For Locked-Out Workers; Negotiations To Resume Monday

Consolidated Edison of New York has reinstated health insurance for 8,500 locked-out New York utility workers. Union spokesman John Melia said that the company “bowed to public pressure” in reinstating the health insurance.

07/15/2012

Saturday's Forecast (Credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Braces For Hottest Day Of The Year, Record-Setting Temperatures

Saturday tied for the hottest day of the year in 2012, maxing out at 95 degrees in midtown Manhattan. The figure fell short of the 100-degree record in the city, which was set only two years ago.

07/07/2012

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Send Us Your Heat Wave Pictures

So how are you beating the heat? Hating it? Loving it? Send us your “Holy crow, is it hot!” pictures.

07/06/2012

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