Polar Vortex

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New Yorkers Prepare For Startlingly Cold Weather Ahead

While it may not be nice to fool Mother Nature, it’s okay for her to fool us.

11/08/2014

Experts say the harsh temperatures over the winter ruined the summer bloom of the popular hydrangea. (photo: CBS 2)

Experts: Polar Vortex Has Crippled This Summer’s Hydrangea Bloom

You know summer is in full swing when you see those gorgeous blue hydrangea flowers — arguably the most popular shrubs in our area. But this year, the most common of the beloved hydrangea is missing from our landscape.

08/15/2014

A major resurfacing project was set to begin on the Palisades Interstate Parkway on Monday, July 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Results: Crews Kickoff $11.2-Million Palisades Parkway Facelift

Road renovations were underway on the Palisades Parkway, on Monday night. The DOT took action following a CBS 2 report on the pothole ridden road over the winter.

07/21/2014

PSEG Long Island building in Melville (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

PSEG Customers Brace For High Surcharge Through March

The polar vortex is behind the jump in costs. The frigid temperatures have pumped up the price of natural gas that’s used to fuel power plants on Long Island, so those costs are being passed along to PSEG electric customers.

01/31/2014

A woman bundled against the cold, walks on the east side of Manhattan January 7, 2014. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Faces Second Day Of Bitter Cold, But Temperatures Warming

The Tri-State area is facing another frigid cold day, but temperatures are warmer Wednesday than the record-breaking lows that left the region in a deep freeze Tuesday.

01/08/2014

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Con Edison Sets New Winter Records For Gas, Electric Usage

The extreme cold in recent days has led to a new winter one-day record for national gas and electric service use by Con Edison customers.

01/08/2014

Barnegat Bay Frozen Over (Credit: Robert Burnaford )

Record-Breaking Bitter Cold, Dangerous Wind Chills Envelop Tri-State

The high in New York City Tuesday is expected to be 10 degrees, but wind chills will make it feel more like minus 10.

01/07/2014

People ride bicycles down Smith Street after winter storm 'Hercules' on January 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The major winter snowstorm, which forced New York City public schools to close and shut down the Long Island Expressway, is being viewed as a test for the new mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio. Dangerously cold temperates are predicted for the day and evening hours.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze Coming To Tri-State Area This Week

Come Tuesday, a deep freeze will settle into the Tri-State Area, likely dragging temperatures below zero in some areas and sending wind chills plunging into the negative 20s.

01/05/2014

Garbage trucks plow past a Citi Bike station after winter storm Hercules on January 3, 2014 in New York, United States. The major winter snowstorm forced New York City schools to close and shut down the Long Island Expressway. Dangerously cold temperatures are predicted for the evening hours.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

‘Polar Vortex’ Bringing Deep Freeze To Wide Swath Of U.S.

Tri-State Area residents were not the only ones suffering through a bitter blast this weekend, and some areas have seen conditions far more severe. At least 16 deaths were blamed on the snowstorm.

01/04/2014