Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,11:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Snowed In? So What! Turn a Snow Day into a Day of Indoor Family Fun

Family & Parenting, Music, Movies & Entertainment, Seasonal & Current Events

Make the most out of a snow day with these ideas while also spending some quality time with your family this winter!

Although we only welcomed 2014 but a day ago, Long Island is already prepping for its first winter storm of the year, and it’s looking like it’ll be a doozey! Luckily, many schools are scheduled to be closed as winter breaks are winding down, and many of schools that were scheduled to reopen today are sending students home early, and planning on staying closed tomorrow. As the inches of the white stuff keep on piling up, it’s only a matter of time until you’re snowed in!

The snow can be really exciting for students as they imagine all of the fun they’ll have with that extra day off, but for parents, being cooped up with the kids during a snowstorm can be stressful. With nowhere to go, you may soon be hearing the familiar cry of boredom - “There’s nothing to do!” ringing down your hallways. You don’t have to let that cabin fever get to you or your kids this winter - you can keep everyone entertained with some snow day fun!

We’ve put together some fun things to do for you to enjoy with the kids - making it easier to keep your home from descending into chaos if you get snowed in this season. From playing board games and building forts to savoring sweet snacks, these ideas are sure to help you make the most out of a snow day, and ensure that you can spend some quality time with your family this winter!

  • Play a Board Game
    Go in the closet and dust off some of those old board games you have lying around - you may have forgotten just how fun they are since last time you had a chance to play! Maybe your kid received a new game from the holidays that they can open up! While dusting off some of those old games, donate some of the old games the kids don’t play anymore.
  • Play Cards
    Grab a deck of cards and let the games begin! From War to Go Fish, there is sure to be something everyone enjoys. Even if not everyone knows how to play, teaching your kids a new card game can be fun, and is sure to be a winter memory they won’t soon forget.
  • Build a Pillow Fort
    Get as many blankets and pillows as you can to create your own fort in the middle of your living room! Use room chairs and couches to help keep the blankets up and throw the pillows inside the fort. (Tip: If you build your fort with a window, it can be a great place to watch movies from - a fun break from the regular routine for the kids!)
  • Play Hide and Seek
    This classic game never ceases to amuse, especially if you’ve got little ones at home. Time sure can fly when you’re looking for someone you can’t find.
  • Play Charades
    Let your kids act out their favorite things and guess what they are trying to be!
  • Make Hot Chocolate
    There is nothing better than sipping on some hot cocoa in the cold weather. If you’ve got chocolates or cocoa powder left over from Christmas, you can make some great cocoa on the stovetop!
  • Bake
    There is nothing better than having something to munch on while sipping on some of that hot chocolate. Bake some chocolate chip cookies, try a new recipe from that cookbook of yours or just have some fun baking an entire dessert buffet!
  • Watch a Movie
    Snuggle up in a blanket or sit by the warm fireplace with some popcorn and watch a family-friendly movie. With all the streaming options for movies and shows, there are tons of things available with just the push of a button.
  • Make Snow Ice Cream
    Place a bowl outside for it to fill with some clean and fresh snow or grab some clean and white snow from outside and make your own specialty snow ice cream. For four servings, you will need about 8 cups of snow, ½ cup of sugar, 1 cup of milk and 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract. Mix everything together and enjoy! (Safety Warnings: Never eat yellow snow! Make sure the snow is clean and fresh and that an adult accompanies the child.)

Stay warm and stay safe!



    Want to share your best winter snapshots? Email them to us at photos@longisland.com and we’ll be sure to include your photos in our Winter of 2014 Photo Gallery!

Have other crafty ideas that you like to do when stuck inside?
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