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Tropical Storm Beryl Expected To Make Landfall In US As Hurricane, Then Track North: Timing Tropical Storm Beryl Expected To Make Landfall In US As Hurricane, Then Track North: Timing
Tropical Storm Beryl Expected To Make Landfall In US As Hurricane, Then Track North: Timing The second named storm of the 2024 hurricane season is projected to trek north through the US this coming week. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beryl, which is now churning in the Gulf of Mexico, is predicted to make landfall in south Texas as a hurricane on Monday morning, July 8. Beryl strengthened to Category 5 hurricane status last week before making its first landfall—over the island of Carriacou in Grenada. "Beryl could stall over Texas, which may result in excessive rainfall and widespread, major flooding in some areas early week," AccuWeather says. Some …
Weekend Nor'easter Will Be First Of 2 Coast-To-Coast Storms In Span Of Days: Here's Latest Weekend Nor'easter Will Be First Of 2 Coast-To-Coast Storms In Span Of Days: Here's Latest
Weekend Nor'easter Will Be First Of 2 Coast-To-Coast Storms In Span Of Days: Here's Latest The new year is starting with a bang weather-wise as back-to-back coast-to-coast storms are due to move through the Northeast in the span of a few days. Click here for a new, updated story - Projected Snowfall Totals Increase As Nor'easter Nears: These Spots Could See 18 Inches The time frame for the first system, a massive Nor'easter, is from late in the day Saturday, Jan. 6 into Sunday, Jan. 7, according to the National Weather Service. It has the potential to drop a foot or more of snow in areas farthest inland and a widespread 3 to 6 inches in most areas farther off the coast. The…
Sea Lion Briefly Escapes From Central Park Zoo During Rainstorm Sea Lion Briefly Escapes From Central Park Zoo During Rainstorm
Sea Lion Briefly Escapes From Central Park Zoo During Rainstorm Record-breaking rainfall from a slow-moving coastal storm system resulted in dangerous flooding and travel nightmares in and around New York City on Friday, Sept. 29. But it proved to be an opportunity for a rogue sea lion named Sally, who was able to briefly escape from her enclosure at the 6.5-acre Central Park Zoo in midtown Manhattan, where around 6 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours. "A female sea lion at Central Park Zoo was able to swim out of her pool due to flooding of the plaza caused by severe rains in New York City today," Jim Breheny, director of the Bronx Zoo …
Record-Breaking Rainfall: These Are Highest Totals From Severe Storm, 5-Day Forecast Record-Breaking Rainfall: These Are Highest Totals From Severe Storm, 5-Day Forecast
Record-Breaking Rainfall: These Are Highest Totals From Severe Storm, 5-Day Forecast Parts of the Northeast, mainly in and around New York City, saw their highest single-day rainfall totals in decades from a potent coastal storm system that will finally make its way out of the region on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 30. In the hardest-hit areas, water levels are decreasing but may take until early Saturday afternoon to drop below flood stage, the National Weather Service said. The highest rainfall total reported on Friday, Sept. 29 is on Long Island: 9.1 inches in Valley Stream. Just a few miles due west, John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens saw 8.65 inches, b…
Flooded CT Farm Loses 90 Percent Of Crops: Here's How To Give Support Flooded CT Farm Loses 90 Percent Of Crops: Here's How To Give Support
Flooded CT Farm Loses 90 Percent Of Crops: Here's How To Give Support As a beloved Connecticut farm figures out how to recover from losing most of its crops to a freak flooding event, a fellow colleague is leading the effort to help them remain in business despite the massive loss.  Hartford County staple Botticello Farms, located in Manchester at 209 Hillstown Rd., suffered the loss of 90 percent of its crops after a severe flooding event in July that left their fields almost completely flooded.  In a post on social media from Wednesday, July 12, owner Tony Botticello posted photos and videos depicting fields that looked more like ponds than farmland.  …
New System Packed With Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain Could Cause Flooding New System Packed With Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain Could Cause Flooding
New System Packed With Thunderstorms, Heavy Rain Could Cause Flooding A new system taking aim at the region will bring thunderstorms and heavy rain that could cause flooding. Current forecast models project the system will arrive from west to east starting late Thursday morning, Aug. 10. Heavy rain is expected to begin in the New York City area, Hudson Valley, and Capital regions, and western Connecticut around midday Thursday and later in the afternoon in Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut. About a half of an inch to three-quarters of an inch of rainfall is expected, with locally higher amounts where there may be flooding, according to the National Weath…
Tornado Watch Issued For Connecticut, With 60 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail Also Possible Tornado Watch Issued For Connecticut, With 60 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail Also Possible
Tornado Watch Issued For Connecticut, With 60 MPH Wind Gusts, Hail Also Possible As a slow-moving storm system barrels through the Northeast, a Tornado Watch has now been issued for much of the region until 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16. It includes parts of southeastern New York -- Long Island, as well as Westchester, and Putnam counties -- as well as all eight counties in Connecticut, and the following counties in Massachusetts: Berkshire, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, and Worcester. A look at all areas under the watch, also including parts of Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine, is marked in yellow in the image above from the National Weather Service. …
Several CT State Parks Closed To Swimming Due To High Bacteria Levels, Flooding Several CT State Parks Closed To Swimming Due To High Bacteria Levels, Flooding
Several CT State Parks Closed To Swimming Due To High Bacteria Levels, Flooding Several lakes and ponds in Connecticut are closed due to high bacteria levels and the aftereffects of recent flooding.As of Thursday, July 13, officials with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) listed the following lakes and ponds as closed: Burr Pond State Park -- Torrington -- Litchfield County Lake Waramaug State Park -- Kent -- Litchfield County Gardner Lake State Park -- Salem -- New London County Indian Well State Park -- Shelton -- Fairfield County/due to flooding DEEP said the water is retested at regular intervals and parks would reo…
Here's How Much Rain To Expect From Potent Storm With Drenching Downpours, Possible Flooding Here's How Much Rain To Expect From Potent Storm With Drenching Downpours, Possible Flooding
Here's How Much Rain To Expect From Potent Storm With Drenching Downpours, Possible Flooding A powerful storm system will bring heavy downpours and dump several inches of rainfall throughout the region, resulting in areas of flooding. The system, sparked by a slow-moving cold front, is on track for Sunday afternoon, July 9 into Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Between 2 and 4 inches of rainfall is expected in areas shown in green in the first image above from AccuWeather.com. Locally higher are possible, especially in areas in darker green. Widespread flood watches have been issued throughout much of the Northeast. Areas most at risk for flash f…
Thunderstorms, Some Severe, Sweeping Through Region: Here's Latest Thunderstorms, Some Severe, Sweeping Through Region: Here's Latest
Thunderstorms, Some Severe, Sweeping Through Region: Here's Latest A line of thunderstorms, some severe, is sweeping through the region from west to east. Storm activity first began in areas west of the Hudson River in the early afternoon on Friday, July 7. Most of the severe storms from the system are farther inland, especially north of Interstate 84. (A radar image of the region at about 4 p.m. is shown in the image above.) But storm activity is expected to become more widespread late Friday afternoon into the middle of the evening. A widespread, more significant storm is predicted for Sunday, July 9. Between 2 and 3 inches of rainfall is expected wit…
Severe Thunderstorms Sweeping Through From West To East: Here's Latest Severe Thunderstorms Sweeping Through From West To East: Here's Latest
Severe Thunderstorms Sweeping Through From West To East: Here's Latest Thunderstorms, some of which are severe, are moving through the region late Monday afternoon, June 3. Storm activity is expected to continue into about the middle of the evening. Scattered showers and storms developed just west of the Hudson River in the middle of the afternoon and are now moving from west to east. Strong winds of up to around 60 miles per hour are possible, the National Weather Service said.  Hail, frequent lightning, thunder and downpours are accompanying the storms. In addition, heavy rainfall could produce areas of mainly minor flooding. Isolated torna…
Nor'easter: These Parts Of Region Could See 18 Inches Of Snowfall From Multi-Threat Storm Nor'easter: These Parts Of Region Could See 18 Inches Of Snowfall From Multi-Threat Storm
Nor'easter: These Parts Of Region Could See 18 Inches Of Snowfall From Multi-Threat Storm Updated story - Storm Watch: These Areas Expected To See Extreme, Major Impacts From Nor'easter Parts of the region could see as much as 18 inches of snowfall from a multi-threat Nor'easter. The time frame for the storm is Monday night, March 13 into late Tuesday evening, March 14, according to the National Weather Service. Everyone throughout the region will be affected -- with heavy snowfall the biggest threat inland, and flooding and strong winds that could cause power outages the biggest threats around the coast.  For snowfall projections for the entire Northeast, see t…
Powerful Pre-Christmas Storm Causes Flooding In Milford, Branford, Guilford Powerful Pre-Christmas Storm Causes Flooding In Milford, Branford, Guilford
Powerful Pre-Christmas Storm Causes Flooding In Milford, Branford, Guilford A pre-holiday storm system bringing heavy winds and rainfall is causing roads to flood throughout the Connecticut shoreline.  Earlier Report - Rapid Freeze To Follow New Round Of Rain, Gusty Winds As Cold Front Arrives Flooding has been reported by officials throughout the shoreline in municipalities in both Fairfield and New Haven counties.  In the town of Fairfield, fire officials are warning people to avoid the area of Fairfield Beach Road, as the road has become submerged and residents are being assisted by the department's high water rescue unit.  Elsewhere in Fai…
Projections Updated For Nor'easter That Will Bring Up To 18 Inches Of Snow To Some Spots Projections Updated For Nor'easter That Will Bring Up To 18 Inches Of Snow To Some Spots
Projections Updated For Nor'easter That Will Bring Up To 18 Inches Of Snow To Some Spots A potent storm system that started out with blizzard-like conditions in the Midwest and fatal tornadoes in the South has the potential to dump as much as 18 inches of snow in more areas than earlier projected in the Northeast, according to AccuWeather.com. The system is due to arrive from west to east Thursday, Dec. 15, and linger into Friday, Dec. 16.  In coastal areas along the I-95 corridor, mainly rain and possible sleet are expected from the system, according to the National Weather Service, which noted the rain could. be heavy at times with up to 2 inches possible, alon…
Here's When To Expect Heaviest Rainfall From Storm System Moving Through Region Here's When To Expect Heaviest Rainfall From Storm System Moving Through Region
Here's When To Expect Heaviest Rainfall From Storm System Moving Through Region A slow-moving frontal system accompanied by rain and storms will bring as much as 4 inches of rainfall to the region. Most of the precipitation will fall from 2 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5 through Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 6. "Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations," the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Statement issued Monday morning. "Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas." Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected across much of the area.  Are…
Separate Rounds Of Storms Headed To Region: Here's What To Expect Each Day Separate Rounds Of Storms Headed To Region: Here's What To Expect Each Day
Separate Rounds Of Storms Headed To Region: Here's What To Expect Each Day Separate storm chances are lining up for the next few days, marking the start of a more unsettled stretch of weather that could bring more frequent precipitation.  Sunday, July 17 will start off with partly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature will be in the low 80s. Keep an eye out for the chance of showers and storms Sunday evening and into the overnight, mainly in the areas shown in the first image above. A more potent and widespread storm system on track for Monday, July 18 is expected to arrive in the afternoon on a mostly cloudy day with a…
Storm System Will Bring Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds, Small Hail To Region Storm System Will Bring Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds, Small Hail To Region
Storm System Will Bring Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds, Small Hail To Region The arrival of a warm front will be accompanied by scattered thunderstorms that will bring locally heavy rain, gusty winds, small hail, according to the National Weather Service. The time frame for storm activity on Sunday, June 12 is from the mid-afternoon into the evening. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with isolated showers throughout the day and a high temperature in the low 70s. Showers will become widespread in the afternoon and evening, accompanied by scattered storms.  Areas where there are locally heavy storms could see flooding. A total of about a half-inch of rain…
Here's Time Frame For New Round Of Scattered Storms That Will Sweep Through Region Here's Time Frame For New Round Of Scattered Storms That Will Sweep Through Region
Here's Time Frame For New Round Of Scattered Storms That Will Sweep Through Region A warm front pushing through the region will lead to a new round of scattered thunderstorms. The time frame for storm activity on Thursday, June 2 is from the mid-afternoon through the evening. Localized heavy rainfall could cause additional flooding concerns, especially in areas farther south, the National Weather Service said. "A few strong to severe thunderstorms can also not be ruled out, especially in those same areas," the weather service said. Thursday's high temperature will be in the mid 70s with mostly cloudy skies throughout the day. It will remain cloudy to start the day…
Heavy Rain Causes Flooding In Parts Of Region; Here's Long-Range Outlook As Storm  Moves Out Heavy Rain Causes Flooding In Parts Of Region; Here's Long-Range Outlook As Storm  Moves Out
Heavy Rain Causes Flooding In Parts Of Region; Here's Long-Range Outlook As Storm Moves Out A potent Nor'easter that swept through the region overnight is now pushing off the coast, with its heavy rains causing flooding on roadways and low-lying areas in parts of the area and its gusty winds leading to power outages. Conditions will remain blustery on Tuesday, April 19, with winds out of the Northeast at speeds of around 15 miles per hour with gusts as high as 30 mph at times, according to the National Weather Service. It will be cloudy throughout the day with a high temperature in the low to mid 50s.  After rain and showers from the storm taper off around mid-morning, there …
Here's Latest Time Frame For Storm System Bringing Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds To Region Here's Latest Time Frame For Storm System Bringing Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds To Region
Here's Latest Time Frame For Storm System Bringing Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds To Region A storm system will bring locally heavy rain and gusty winds to the region, ending a dry weather pattern in the region. The time frame for the storm is late Thursday night, Nov. 11 into early Friday afternoon, Nov. 12. The storm could cause poor drainage and urban flooding, including during the Friday morning commute, the National Weather Service said. It will be precipitation-free during the morning and afternoon on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11 with partly sunny skies and a high temperature in the upper 50s. The arrival of the storm system will bring widespread rain to the region…
Ida: Body Of College Professor Swept Away In Floodwaters Recovered Ida: Body Of College Professor Swept Away In Floodwaters Recovered
Ida: Body Of College Professor Swept Away In Floodwaters Recovered The body of a college professor who was swept away with her husband by floodwaters from Storm Ida has been recovered in Westchester. The two were trying to get home from Iona College in New Rochelle to Rye Brook on Thursday, Sept 2 when they were swept down the Blind Brook Creek from their vehicle following the Wednesday, Sept. 1 storm. A body found in Purchase was later identified as that of Ken Bailie, authorities said. On Monday, Sept. 6, police announced the body of his wife, Fran Bailie, who was the department chair of the computer science department at the college, had been loca…
Storm Ida: How Much Rain Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Connecticut Storm Ida: How Much Rain Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Connecticut
Storm Ida: How Much Rain Did You Get? A Look At Totals From Connecticut There have now been 42 confirmed fatalities after Ida battered the Northeast with historic rainfall and flash flooding. In New York City, more than 3 inches of rainfall fell in one hour in Central Park on Wednesday, Sept. 1, smashing the previous record. Here is a look at some rainfall totals from throughout Connecticut compiled on the day after, on Thursday, Sept. 2, by the National Weather Service. Fairfield County Bethel, 4.1 inches Bridgeport, 5.95 inches Brookfield, 6.85 inches Danbury, 6.64 inches Darien, 3.6 inches Fairfield, 5.74 inches Greenwich, 7.…
Here's How Many Are Still Without Power In Connecticut Here's How Many Are Still Without Power In Connecticut
Here's How Many Are Still Without Power In Connecticut Nearly 10,000 residents in Connecticut are still without power more than 24 hours after Tropical Depression Ida made its way through the region. As of 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 8,721 of Eversource’s 1.286 million Connecticut customers were still reporting outages, while United Illuminated was still working to repair 127 active outages that were impacting 509 of the company’s customers. The most outages were reported in Bristol (736), followed by Stamford (617), Greenwich (589), Redding (512), Seymour (499), Sherman (434), New Canaan (379), Danbury (372), Ridgefield (359), Darien (335), E…
Ida Rips Through Region, Causing Power Outages, Flooding, Road, School Closures Ida Rips Through Region, Causing Power Outages, Flooding, Road, School Closures
Ida Rips Through Region, Causing Power Outages, Flooding, Road, School Closures Three days after making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, Ida ripped through the Northeast, wreaking havoc with numerous power outages, flooding, and road and school closures on Thursday, Sept. 2. Several tornadoes triggered by the massive storm were reported in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At least eight people were killed in New York during the height of the storm, including three men, three women and a 2-year-old boy died in flooding incidents in the city. States of emergency have been issued for much of the Northeast, including New York City and surrounding counties, whe…
New Round Of Severe Storms With Damaging Wind Gusts Possible New Round Of Severe Storms With Damaging Wind Gusts Possible
New Round Of Severe Storms With Damaging Wind Gusts Possible There's a chance for a new round of potentially severe thunderstorms to sweep through the region. The time frame in which storm activity is possible is from the early afternoon on Wednesday, July 14 until close to midnight. There will be scattered showers and drizzle at times in the morning on Wednesday, which will be a warmer and more humid day, with the high temperature in the mid 80s. There will be some sunshine in the afternoon before a line of showers and storms is expected to sweep through the region from the west to the east. Some of the storms could have damaging wind gu…
Latest Timeline: Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Drenching Rain, Gusty Winds To Northeast Latest Timeline: Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Drenching Rain, Gusty Winds To Northeast
Latest Timeline: Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Drenching Rain, Gusty Winds To Northeast Fast-moving Tropical Storm Elsa is barreling up the Northeast, bringing flooding rains and strong winds. Due to its fast-forward movement, widespread flooding is not expected, however. The heaviest rainfall from the storm swept across New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut around daybreak on Friday, July 9, and the worst of the storm is expected to be over around mid-morning in those areas, and around midday and in the early afternoon in Massachusetts. Between 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected. The storm is packed with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour with gusts as h…
Latest Timeline: Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Drenching Rain, Gusty Winds To Northeast Latest Timeline: Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Drenching Rain, Gusty Winds To Northeast
Latest Timeline: Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Drenching Rain, Gusty Winds To Northeast Fast-moving Tropical Storm Elsa is barreling up the Northeast, bringing flooding rains and strong winds. Due to its fast-forward movement, widespread flooding is not expected, however. The heaviest rainfall from the storm swept across New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut around daybreak on Friday, July 9, and the worst of the storm is expected to be over around mid-morning in those areas, and around midday and in the early afternoon in Massachusetts. Between 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected. The storm is packed with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour with gusts as h…
Latest Timeline: Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Drenching Rain, Gusty Winds To Northeast Latest Timeline: Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Drenching Rain, Gusty Winds To Northeast
Latest Timeline: Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Drenching Rain, Gusty Winds To Northeast Fast-moving Tropical Storm Elsa is barreling up the Northeast, bringing flooding rains and strong winds. Due to its fast-forward movement, widespread flooding is not expected, however. The heaviest rainfall from the storm swept across New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut around daybreak on Friday, July 9, and the worst of the storm is expected to be over around mid-morning in those areas, and around midday and in the early afternoon in Massachusetts. Between 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected. The storm is packed with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour with gusts as h…
Storm System With Potential For Damaging Wind Gusts, Flooding Arrives In Region Storm System With Potential For Damaging Wind Gusts, Flooding Arrives In Region
Storm System With Potential For Damaging Wind Gusts, Flooding Arrives In Region An unsettled weather pattern has arrived in the region with the potential for strong storms with gusty winds and the possibility of flooding. The time frame for which is Thursday morning, June 3 until early Friday evening, June 4. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain, especially in the areas shown in dark green in the image above. The primary threat from the storm will be damaging winds, the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Statement issued early Thursday morning. The high temperature will be around 70 degrees Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms are likely from…
Tropical Storm Expected To Become Hurricane Could Bring Downpours To Region Tropical Storm Expected To Become Hurricane Could Bring Downpours To Region
Tropical Storm Expected To Become Hurricane Could Bring Downpours To Region Tropical Storm Zeta, expected to strengthen to hurricane status within hours, may bring significant rainfall to the region later this week. Zeta is located was located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea about 130 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, at midday on Monday, Oct. 26.  Zeta is moving toward the northwest near 10 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said.  On the forecast track, the center of Zeta will move near or over the northern Yucatan Peninsula later Monday afternoon or Monday night, move over the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, Oct. 27, and appr…
New Storm System Will Bring Soaking Rain Followed By Sharp Dip In Temperatures New Storm System Will Bring Soaking Rain Followed By Sharp Dip In Temperatures
New Storm System Will Bring Soaking Rain Followed By Sharp Dip In Temperatures A storm system will bring a new round of soaking rain, followed by a big drop in temperatures. Thursday, Oct. 15 will be sunny with a high temperature in the low 70s.  The overnight low temperature will be in the low 50s as clouds thicken.  There will be a chance of showers starting after around 3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Showers will continue at times throughout the day in which the temperature will fall during the afternoon as a cold front arrives. Rain will become heavy overnight into Saturday morning, Oct. 17. Spotty snowfall is possible in some areas north of I-84 i…