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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 1/2 to 4 1/2 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. * Coastal flood impacts...potential for widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline this evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for this evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ... ................................(mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.6-11.1/2.8-3.3.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM.....9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... New Haven CT.........817 PM......8.9-9.6/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Old Field NY.........820 PM......9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.....Min-mod.. Glen Cove NY.........900 PM....10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected this afternoon into this evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Monday Jan.23 17,11:36 AM

Look Up at the Sky Day is April 14th - Here's What to Watch Out For!

April 14th is Look Up at the Sky Day. It is very special this year because two phenomenons are taking place this April, the Blood Moon and the Lyrid Meteor Shower. So, go outside and ...

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With this fast paced world, we can forget to stop and enjoy the world around us or, even, the sky above us. Look Up at the Stars Days is a day where people should take a look at the beautiful blue sky and clouds, but also the night sky as well. 

The Blood Moon, when there is a lunar eclipse makes the moon a copper color, is taking place on April 15th. Also, the Lyrid Meteor Shower is taking place between April 16th and 25th. So, you can enjoy looking at the night sky not only o the 14th, but almost all month long!

But, where can you enjoy looking at the night sky? There are few locations on Long Island that you can gaze at the stars.

Additionally, if the weather is not great on those nights or you want to enjoy learning about the night sky, you can go to the many planetariums on the island. These planetariums offer many different programs, events, telescope viewings, and shows. Be sure to check one out:

  • Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium in Centerport
    This planetarium is newly renovated and offers many different shows all week long.
  • Cradle of Aviation in Garden City
    Part of Long Island's Museum Row, the Cradle of Aviation explores the history of flight and space travel in addition to their planetarium.
  • Custer Observatory in Southold
    Opened Saturday nights to the public from dark to midnight, Custer Observatory is the oldest planetarium on Long Island and is run by a staff of dedicated volunteers.

So, will you look up at the star? Where do you like to watch a meteor shower? Do you have a favorite constellation? Tell us in the comments below!

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