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New York isn't thought of as tornado-prone, but our state has recorded more than 400 twisters since the official record began in 1950. Twelve of them have caused loss of life. New York has averaged about nine tornadoes a year since the mid...

The New York State Department of Transportation oversees more than 17,000 bridges across the state. It is responsible for making sure all the highway bridges in the state are inspected following state and federal mandates. NYSDOT inspects its...

The table below shows the high and low temperatures for each date, as well as the highest daily totals for precipitation and snowfall for Rochester since 1870. An asterisk indicates that the record was tied, with the most recent year noted. The...

This database documents the results of beach cleanups in New York state in 2008 and 2009.

This is the first-ever compilation of results of sampling of New York lakes, ponds and bays by two state agencies for the presence of the toxins released by cyanobacteria. The naturally occurring organism, also known as blue-green algae, are a...