Morning Report: Tuesday, August 13

August 13, 2013 Heather Chin
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The rain is back today, stronger than ever. Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding are forecast throughout the day today, and around one inch of rainfall can be expected.

Winds are moving northeast this morning at 5 to 10 mph, and will change to an easterly wind through most of the day, before moving west-northwest at 10-15 mph.

Temperatures are at a low of 62 degrees and a high of around 76 degrees.

The sun will set at 7:56 p.m. and the moon is in the waxing crescent phase. 

Six things to know today:

  • A new lab studying climate change post-Sandy will be built at Jamaica Bay, which is bordered by Queens and southeast Brooklyn. [Crain’s]
  • The lawsuit against Paula Deen that alleged racial bias at a restaurant she owned and that was managed by her brother, has been dismissed. [NYTimes]
  • The next generation of ramen joints are coming to Brooklyn. [Grub Street NY]
  • A man has been apprehended in connection with the home invasions, rapes, and attempted rapes of several women in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. [NY1]
  • The Prince Lefferts Hotel will be transformed into a seven-unit apartment building. [Brownstoner]
  • Google’s “compose” window has now been transitioned permanently. [The Next Web]

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