“(W)hen hurricanes occur the rainfall associated with them is more intense because of human-induced climate change and Ida will not be an exception.”
“(W)hen hurricanes occur the rainfall associated with them is more intense because of human-induced climate change and Ida will not be an exception.”
Henri’s lingering over the Northeast today — bringing even more rain and possible flooding to parts of New York and southern New England.
“If you look at what’s happening in the school alone, you’re talking multi-million dollars worth of damages throughout our communities.”
The National Weather Service estimated that flooding of Tuscarora Creek would exceed historic levels, potentially topping the levy.
“We’re starting to see it more and more. The weather patterns, I think are changing.”
“We have built everything up that we could possible do to be resilient against high water and now we are finding ourselves on the extreme opposite.”
The last 12 months over Lake Ontario have been the driest since 1966, according to the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board.
Researchers warn 17 named storms, eight of which will likely develop hurricane winds, could hit in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Carribean Sea.
“It’s like a program or code based on historical water supply records that can simulate what could happen from different decisions.”
“A lot of these storm pipes are undersized. So they become overwhelmed with stormwater particularly after significant rain events and flooding.”
“The risk of flooding on Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River has declined from moderate in December 2020 to low.”
What began as a call for donations to help Texas residents hurt by the storm grew into millions of dollars that will go to several local charities. Ocasio-Cortez visited a Houston food bank Saturday.
The Senator is among lawmakers now calling for increased support for LIHEAP, including at least $10 million in emergency funding.
New Yorkers who have appointments at centers that closed because of the storm will receive new appointments by email or text.
As the nor’easter works its way along the East Coast, forecasters warn that parts of the region could see snowfall totals of one or even two feet.
The system, which brought tremendous amounts of snow and rain to California, dumped heavy snow in the Midwest. New York is expected to get more than a foot of snow.
Overnight, the Governor says State Police responded to over 600 accidents and disabled vehicles. There were also two fatal accidents.
“I mean it’s huge for us. We have been trying to recover from the damage from 2017 and 2019 so to know that this will help alleviate the chances of flooding for 2021 means a great deal.”
“In January when the shipping season is over, do exactly what you did last winter – physically let out as much water as you can because you don’t know what’s going to happen next spring.”
‘Attribution science’ uses modeling to assess role of warming in weather events
Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Ned Lamont are seeking investigations as thousands of customers remain without power in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.
As we move further into summer, authorities in New York face tough choices about whether to open cooling centers. They’re balancing the risk of health problems from the heat against the risk of spreading COVID-19.
By lowering the outflows from Lake Ontario, the Board hopes to make navigation in the St. Lawrence River safer and raise the water levels in Lake St. Louis.
“You get double speak. You get half justifications for things, and we’re not getting action from them. So today, the gloves come off.”
“This is our dream home, this is our house forever, but if you have to put up with this every year, every other year, it’s not a whole lot of fun living here.”
“All the water we’re letting out will lessen the impact down the road; it doesn’t guarantee there won’t be flooding but I can guarantee there will be less of it.”
The Army Corps of Engineers reports that four of the five Great Lakes were at record-high water levels this week.
“What the dredging does is it increases the access and capacity of creeks, inlets, et cetera. And it uses the dredging material, in this situation, to increase a barrier to keep the high water from affecting the shoreline.”
The international body that helps regulate water levels on Lake Ontario and in the St. Lawrence River is forecasting a return to flood-level heights this summer.
“I’m not sure what they looked at and what they saw over the time they were here and I continually ask how much more does it take for an area that has been inundated to receive its due from the federal government.”
Propelled by the jet stream, Flight BA112 topped a ground speed of 800 mph, by one expert’s estimate. It traveled from New York’s JFK to London’s Heathrow in 4 hours, 56 minutes overnight Saturday.
The index was designed after a similar tool created to help communities in the Gulf Coast region of the United States following Hurricane Katrina.
“We want to get the job done to make the roads safe, but I don’t want salt laying all over the roads and having piles of it. It’s not good for the environment.”
Lake Ontario is still high – about 246 feet high. The Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board says they’re working to reduce levels as much as possible by spring.
The post-Thanksgiving travel rush has ended, but the winter storm continues to bear down in the New England region, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and delays.
Winter storm warnings remain in effect for most of New York through Monday as a large winter storm moves through the region, with storm totals of a foot of snow or more expected in some spots by Monday evening.
A winter storm is moving across the region today and tomorrow, with freezing rain, sleet and heavy snow predicted for much of central New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Eugene DePasqule wants lawmakers to come up with a more comprehensive plan to improve infrastructure, and hopefully prevent future damage from severe weather.
Right on time with the cold snap that’s hit us this week, Tuesday was the first day people could apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program.
Powerful storm is moving across the state Wednesday and into Thursday
NYSEG estimates fewer than 750 people were without power as of Monday afternoon. This comes after about 19,000 people lost power. Outages stretched from Elmira to Oneonta.
Several bodies of water in central New York have reported harmful algal blooms in recent weeks. With temperatures heating up after a wet spring, conditions are ripe for the blooms.
There’s a possibility of more flooding on Thursday.
With concerns about rising levels on Lake Ontario, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that he has directed state agencies to begin deploying resources to protect communities along the lakeshore.
“This is not totally out of the realm of normal conditions for this time of year; we always see rising water levels on the lake during the spring.”
Pennsylvanians are growing increasingly concerned about climate change and want the state to do more to address it, according to a new poll conducted by Franklin & Marshall College in partnership with PA Post.
Timofey Yuriev talks about his miraculous rescue of two other dogs that was captured on video.
The researchers conclude that because of rapid effects of climate change, the Great Lakes are vulnerable to more flooding, heat waves, and drought.
With Lake Ontario’s water levels about a foot above average, communities along its shoreline are trying to get help in preventing floods.
Sunday’s fierce wind storm knocked out power to thousands of customers across Western New York. Utility crews are assessing the damage from the severe windstorm. More 44,000 customers remain without power as of Monday afternoon.
The city sought reimbursement for vehicles it said were damaged by Sandy. But many of them were already “junk” years before the storm, according to a settlement.
According to the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board, Lake Ontario is more than a foot higher than usual for this time of year.
Wallace Broecker was an early advocate for reducing fossil fuels to avoid the disruptive effects of climate change and brought the term “global warming” into the mainstream.
The New York State Senate began a series of hearings on climate change Tuesday. Democrats who lead the chamber back a measure to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions in New York by 2050, but that may come into conflict with a program being pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The ban on tractor trailers and commercial buses on the New York State Thruway in Western New York because of hazardous weather conditions has been lifted.
As residents of the mid-Atlantic and Midwest stayed indoors this week to avoid the Arctic air that swept the region, they used a lot of electricity and natural gas to keep warm.
With frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chills affecting central and northern New York over the next few days, health officials are warning residents how to stay safe in subzero temperatures.
New York is getting hit with an Arctic blast that, combined with strong winds, is causing dangerously cold wind chills, along with lake effect snow that could add up to four feet in some spots around the North Country.
“Some places could see wind chill readings as low as 60 below zero,” the postal service said as it halted delivery for a day in parts of the Great Plains and Midwest.
Power restoration continues throughout Western New York and the Finger Lakes after a New Year’s windstorm that brought gusts of more than 60 mph.
State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is planning a special report examining Pennsylvania’s response to climate change.
Today is Giving Tuesday, and breweries across the region are joining a nationwide effort to raise money for victims of the Camp Fire in northern California. Hundreds of breweries are making the exact same beer recipe and donating the proceeds.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Cornell University is offering a new, interactive, online tool to help people track climate change in their own counties.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A major disaster declaration has been issued for seven counties that sustained serious damage during severe storms and flash flooding in August.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday blamed upstate weather for New York’s continuing population decline, a day after his Republican challenger said Cuomo’s economic policies had failed to stanch the flow of migrants heading to other states.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – A hot and humid end of summer could result in dampened fall colors in parts of New York this fall.
A special task force of NYPD and New York Fire Department members are assisting in efforts to save people caught up in the wind and waters of Hurricane Florence. They left New York on Sept. 11.
The storm gained winds of 140 mph — a day earlier than predicted, and it is expected to intensify as it crosses over water. Forecasters predict Florence will hit the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Even when the skies have been relatively clear in recent days, you may have still seen what looked like some of those wispy, cirrus clouds in New York. But what you may have actually been seeing is smoke from wildfires in Canada.
Stacy Mulford grabbed two bins of supplies the Lodi Fire Department was distributing for people affected by the flood. She wasn’t home when the flood hit Tuesday, but her daughter was until folks came by banging on the door. “Get out! Get out, now!”
Things appear to be calming down at a small reservoir in Hancock after a State of Emergency was declared on Monday.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Heavy rains are causing problems in parts of the Finger Lakes on Tuesday morning. Some of the heaviest rain and worst flood appears to be in Seneca County. The Seneca County Sheriff’s dept. says that heavy rain has resulted in major flooding in the Towns of Covert, and Lodi.
Utilities need to be acting now to better prepare for severe weather, an expert said
This week is starting out hot. Highs on Monday are in the lower 90’s and much of the region is under a heat advisory until tonight. After that, things start to cool down.
The heat waves, droughts, floods and wildfires impacting the Northern Hemisphere represent “the face of climate change,” says Michael Mann, a professor of atmospheric science at Penn State University.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Area utilities are encouraging customers to conserve power during the heat wave since it puts additional strain on the power grid.
WILKES-BARRE, PA (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — A strong storm has pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging buildings, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Six months after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, 200,000 residents still lack electricity, the mayor of the island’s capital city told a crowded Carnegie Mellon University ballroom Wednesday night. Carmen Yulín Cruz, who received a master’s degree from CMU in the 1980s, came back to the campus to speak at “Energy Week” alongside Pittsburgh’s mayor. She said the situation in Puerto Rico is still dire for many. “You have no idea what it is to spend months and months and months with not a flicker of light,” she said. “We don’t want energy to be able to bathe in warm water or to have air conditioning, we want it so our children can go to school.
STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA – Across Pennsylvania, four in 10 registered voters say they have personally experienced problems related to climate change, according to a recent poll from StateImpact Pennsylvania and Franklin & Marshall College.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – New York state lawmakers have included $40 million dollars in this year’s budget to help property owners who are still cleaning up from last year’s flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – A Trumansburg carpenter has just begun to help with Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria.
ROCHESTER (WXXI) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for a federal agency to take emergency action to help residents along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shorelines deal with flooding problems.
BUFFALO (WBFO) – The Marshall Island flagged Federal Biscay was finally dislodged from ice in the Snell lock near Massena this weekend. St. Lawrence Seaway crews, including three tugs, had worked for five days to move the massive international freighter. It was blocking passage for four other ships on their way down the St. Lawrence River to Montreal as the Seaway tries to close for the winter.
SYRACUSE (WRVO) – One Central New York non-profit organization is concerned about how horses are faring during this cold snap. Rescue horses munch on carrots in the huge barn that’s part of The Haven at Skanda, an organization in Cazanovia that cares for rescue horses and farm animals. Executive Director Ellen Beckerman says horses will need extra protection this winter. “We’re concerned that this winter temperature-wise is much more challenging than last winter, for example, so then it can be difficult,” said Beckerman. “Horses that can do okay in a lean-to in an ordinary winter might not now be okay with that.”
Frigid temperatures can be dangerous for horses on a couple of fronts, according to Beckerman.
A one-two punch of bitter cold temperatures and Winter Storm Grayson, a so-called ‘bomb cyclone’ moving up the Atlantic Coast, will stress the electrical grid in Pennsylvania and much of the Northeast this week. But the region’s grid operator says it’s better prepared to deal with the winter misery because of recent experiences with extreme winter weather. Read full story here.
BINGHAMTON (AP) — More than 40,000 utility customers are without power after powerful thunderstorms packing high winds rolled across upstate New York. NYSEG reports half of its 34,000 outages Tuesday morning are located in the Binghamton area, where Broome County officials have declared a state of emergency after trees and utility poles were toppled by high winds during Monday night’s storms. Some 40 roads in the area are closed because of fallen trees or poles. A few thousand other homes and businesses in the Southern Tier and eastern New York remain without power. The National Weather Service says it will investigate whether a tornado touched down in neighboring Chenango and Otsego counties Monday evening. More than 6,700 utility customers in Chenango County are waiting to have power restored.