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"Special Statement" ...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. 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. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,02:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Movie Roundup: Close Race to the Top of the Weekend Box Office with Captain America and Rio Sequel

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The two popular movie sequels, Captain America and Rio, were neck and neck at the weekend box office. See what other movies are releasing this ...

Two popular sequels were at it for the top spot at the weekend box office, but in the end ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ came out as the winner. For its second weekend out it brought in $41.4 million, making its total gross $159 million.

‘Rio 2,’ the animated film about a family of rare macaw birds making a trip to the Amazon came oh so close. It took in $39 million on its first weekend of release.

The horror film ‘Oculus’ took third place at the weekend box office with $12 million on its first weekend out and ‘Draft Day’ followed behind it with $9.8 million.

With spring break and the Easter holiday coming up, you can bet many more folks will be flocking over to the theaters to see the two hot sequels and upcoming new releases!

New Movie Releases This Week: April 16, 2014

For those looking for drama:  

  • Heaven Is for Real (PG)
    Cast: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Margo Martindale  
    A little boy has an extraordinary and life-changing experience – visiting heaven during a near-death experience.

New Movie Releases This Week: April 18, 2014

For animal lovers:

  • Bears (G)
    This documentary follows the life of an Alaskan bear family. Young cubs are taught important life lessons.

For those looking for a comedy horror film:

  • A Haunted House 2 (R)
    Cast: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressley, Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins
    After exorcising the demons of his ex, Malcom is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two kids. Upon moving into his dream home, he’s once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

For those looking for a sci-fi thriller:

  • Transcendence (PG-13)
    Cast: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy
    A terminally ill scientist is granted powers beyond his wildest dreams when he uploads his mind to a computer. He soon becomes unstoppable when his desires for power overcome him.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

Photo by Eric Kilby, via Wikimedia Commons.

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