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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey... * hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...from 15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Cold impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. * Wind impacts...scattered tree limbs and branches downed. Isolated power outages. 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. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite Jmc , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * 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. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * 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. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,06:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Jessie in Desperate Need of a Foster or Forever Home

Pets & Animal, Community, Charity & Cause

Jessie, a smart and affectionate German shepherd mix, must be given up by her foster mother by Friday, March 28.

This week’s installment of LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets is being posted early due to one dog’s dire need for a home. 

A Home Fur Now Rescue is looking for a foster home or a forever home for an affectionate and smart senior German shepherd mix named Jessie.  Jessie, who is nine years old, was brought to the Hempstead Town Shelter after her owners moved and left her behind and running alone in the streets for over a week.  Volunteers from A Home Fur Now pulled Jessie from the shelter a few days before Thanksgiving, and she was lucky to find a foster family to take her in for the holidays.

Now, due to a change in life, Jessie’s foster mother can no longer care for her, and she must be given up by Friday, March 28.  Jessie can either go to a temporary foster family, or to a forever family, but she must be taken in by Friday.

Jessie is very people-oriented and craves attention, and is always eager to learn and eager to please, so she would need to be fully involved in the family.  Like many older dogs, she is not very energetic, and her energy usually comes in a short burst before falling asleep in her bed.  This lovable shepherd mix enjoys being pet, playing with tennis balls, going for car rides, and having a companion to go for walks with.  Jessie is great with children, as she is quick to obey commands, and she is also intelligent, friendly, and very alert.

Jessie is not a fan of cats, and though she always tolerates other dogs, she prefers to spend her time with people.

Jessie is spayed, house-trained, micro-chipped, and up-to-date with all of her routine shots.

A Home Fur Now is a not-for-profit rescue that relies solely on foster homes to care for their animals.  Their mission is to save the strays, throwaways, and shelter animals and to improve their lives through medical care, spaying and neutering, and finding families that would be compatible with these pets.

Be Sure to Check Back Each Thursday for Our Newest Adoptable Pet of the Week!

Work with a Shelter? Interested in Featuring a Furry Friend? Email Us for More Info!

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