Tag: Weather

Heat Wave Keeps Its Grip on New York, Even After Nightfall

The sun went down. The heat? Not so much. The temperatures that soared to nearly 100 degrees on Saturday hardly abated with nightfall, settling to around 90 degrees by midnight, leaving New Yorkers with little comfort from the conditions they had dealt with all day. And Sunday will be more of the same. New York, […]

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26 No-Cook Dinners for a Heat Wave

ImageFreds’ chicken salad.CreditDavid Malosh for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Simon Andrews. Julia Moskin’s best gazpacho.CreditLinda Xiao for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Monica Pierini. This creamy and cold Sevillian soup hits the spot on a hot summer’s day. Emulsifying tomatoes with garden vegetables and olive oil produces a smooth, airy texture that’s […]

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New York City Triathlon Is Canceled Because of Heat Warnings

ImageParticipants in the 1,500-meter swim portion of the 2016 New York City Triathlon.CreditSantiago Mejia/The New York Times The New York City Triathlon was canceled on Thursday, a day after Mayor de Blasio urged race directors not to hold the event as scheduled on Sunday, when severe heat is expected. Life Time, the company that runs […]

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Heat Waves in the Age of Climate Change: Longer, More Frequent and More Dangerous

Two thirds of the United States is expected to bake under what could be record high temperatures heading into the weekend. As a result, government agencies have issued warnings that can feel ominous. An “oppressive and dangerous heat,” warned the National Weather Service. “Excessive heat, a ‘silent killer’,” echoed a news release by the National […]

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What Is the Heat Index? It’s Not Only the Heat, Nor the Humidity, It’s Both.

A heat wave this week is bringing searing conditions to tens of millions of Americans in a sticky, sweaty swath of the country stretching from Texas up through the Midwest and across to the East Coast. In an effort to keep people safe, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning that spans […]

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The Most New York Moments From the El Chapo Trial

Weather: Showers and thunderstorms are possible all day, and some could produce heavy rain. The high will be near 83. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Aug. 11. ImageCreditU.S. Law Enforcement, via Associated Press Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, was one of the most notorious outlaws in the past 100 […]

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Death Toll Grows From Floods and Landslides Across South Asia

The death toll mounted Monday from flooding and landslides caused by torrential weekend rains in India and Nepal, as China reported record flooding in its rivers and aid workers in Bangladesh scrambled to secure a huge refugee camp that was inundated by mud and water. The hardest-hit country appeared to be Nepal, where the police […]

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Still Menaced by Flooding, Louisiana Dodges a Storm’s Worst Blows

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tropical Storm Barry’s second day on land brought waves of both relief and worry on Sunday. The slow-moving storm continued to kick up funnel clouds, tornadoes and sheets of heavy rain in parts of Louisiana, leaving some coastal communities with waterlogged homes and flooded roads. But the state’s largest metropolitan areas, […]

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Photos of Tropical Storm Barry’s Crawl Toward the Louisiana Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana residents hunkered down on Saturday morning as Tropical Storm Barry punched its way slowly and ominously toward the coast, causing widespread power failures, more than a dozen emergency rescues and pounding rainfall in some communities. The major storm, the first to strike the country this season, was proving to be a […]

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Hurricane Barry Live Updates: Storm Is Upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane

Here’s what you need to know: ImageCharmiker Lewis, right, with Delmyree Stott, 6, along a flooded ramp on the Mississippi River walkway in New Orleans on Friday.CreditJohnny Milano for The New York Times The storm is now a hurricane. But rain is the greatest threat. Hurricane Barry has strengthened slightly, with maximum sustained wind speeds […]

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Flying With the Hurricane Hunters Into the Heart of the Storm

ABOARD A P-3 ORION OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO — From 20,000 feet, the storm was a whirl of gray padded by dark puffs, its untidy tendrils protruding over the water in every direction. The hurricane hunters had arrived at the heart of Tropical Storm Barry, and the center looked unfinished, a semicircle that convulsed […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Live Updates: Louisiana Braces for Landfall

Here’s what you need to know: The storm is expected to make landfall early Saturday morning. Tropical Storm Barry is expected to sweep into south Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning. By 4 a.m. local time, the storm’s rain bands had begun battering the coast, though it had yet to make landfall. […]

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Tropical Storm Barry Updates: Tracking Its Approach to Louisiana

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe swollen Mississippi River in the Algiers Point neighborhood of New Orleans on Friday.CreditBryan Thomas for The New York Times The storm is gathering strength in the warm water of the Gulf. Louisiana residents are filling sandbags and stocking up on food and gas as they prepare their homes […]

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