| Oct 30, 2012
| 6:35 PM
In New York and New Jersey, Sandy lived up to its advance billing as a once-in-a-lifetime megastorm, a deadly collision of tropical and arctic forces that hammered the coastline with mountainous waves and winds and swamped lower Manhattan with record...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:08 AM
Dale Lucas' horse farm in Baltimore County lost power during Hurricane Irene last year. It lost power for six days when the derecho blew through in June. And it lost power again Monday night.
Losing electricity has become such a problem for the 22-...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm.
In the long run, the devastation the storm...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:38 AM
We should not be surprised. That's the view of many climate scientists as they survey the destruction wrought by the superstorm that ravaged the Northeast this week. The melting of Arctic ice, rising sea levels, the warming atmosphere and changes to...
| Nov 3, 2012
Sandy hit Madison and several other Connecticut towns Monday with hurricane-force gusts, causing undetermined damage, but it would have cost homeowners across the state thousands of dollars each if it actually sustained those winds.
Insurers that once...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Here's an ugly thought to bring up while people along Connecticut's coast are still struggling to rebuild their shattered homes and lives:
Maybe Sandy wasn't bad enough.
Maybe what we really need to knock some sense into us about how we handle our...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Could "Isaac" bring the rain we need to make up for the 5" to 8" rainfall deficits in parts of the region? At this point, it's a long shot. However, if you look at a few of the forecast models, it's still a remote possibility.
The storm is forecast to...
| May 19, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The first Tropical system has formed off the coast of South Carolina. By traditional naming convention with the National Hurricane Center, we begin in the "A"s with Alberto.
This is fairly early in the season to see something like this, especially when...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 6:29 AM
With the Atlantic hurricane season now under way, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to always be prepared for the possibility of severe weather.
"Last year, the remnants of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee brought...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:00 PM
It's been a quiet hurricane season in the Lehigh Valley so far, but forgetting about the devastation that the big storms can cause might add up to a gloomy forecast for the future.
It was almost exactly a year ago that Hurricane Irene knocked the...
| Aug 29, 2012
As you get older, time tends to get away from you.
Mostly, it accelerates.
Usually this is not good: It can't be time for another colonoscopy, can it?
I was thinking about this — time, not colonoscopies — Tuesday morning as I stood at...