Southern New England hit by a rare derecho, NWS confirms

Southern New England hit by a rare derecho, NWS confirms

The unusually powerful storm in Southern New England last week, October 7, 2020, was a rare derecho, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed. The storm killed at least two people, left more than 200 000 customers without power, caused damage to a 515 km (320…

Large ice tsunami hits Hamburg, New York

Large ice tsunami hits Hamburg, New York

A huge 'Ice Tsunami' or 'Ice Flood' hit the town of Hamburg, New York on February 24 and 25, 2019 as extremely high winds near 110 km/h (70 mph) push huge sheets of ice and water into the eastern shoreline of Lake Erie. Strong southwest winds are…

New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982

New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982

14 cm (5.5 inches) of snow had accumulated in Central Park, New York by 10:00 EDT on April 2, 2018 (14:00 UTC). It was the most amount of snow in April since 1982, when 24.38 cm (9.6 inches) fell on the 6th of the month. The amount was also 7th most on record in…

Radioactive spill at the nuclear plant site in New York, US

Radioactive spill at the nuclear plant site in New York, US

The Indian Point nuclear plant in New York reported a radioactive spill that began on February 5, 2016. Since then, groundwater tests conducted directly at the plant site showed a 65 000% increase in radioactivity, media reported. The water leak happened when a…

New York ‘at risk’ as seas rise

New York ‘at risk’ as seas rise

New York is a major loser and Reykjavik a winner from new forecasts of sea level rise in different regions.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in 2007 that sea levels would rise at least 28cm (1ft) by the year 2100. But this is a global average;