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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * 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. 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 , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills this morning... * temperatures this morning range from near zero to 10 degrees below during this time...coupled with strong...gusty winds...are expected to produce life threatening wind chills as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures today 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. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,11:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News


May is Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Sports & Recreation, Community, Charity & Cause, Health & Wellness

Although the month is coming to an end there’s still plenty of time to make the most out of May and start getting physical!

Exercising and physical fitness are extremely important facets to your personal health. A healthy diet is only half of the battle which is why it’s essential to find sports and activities you like in order to keep your body in shipshape. Whether it be biking, or swimming that is your preferred method of exercise, Long Island has many free and inexpensive ways to aid you on your journey to health.

With May being Physical Fitness and Sports Month there just couldn’t be a better enough time to jump start on your path toward physical fitness. The weather is finally nice enough for outdoor physical activity and that provides many options when it comes to exercise. No excuses though! Even when there’s bad weather there are still plenty of ways to get your physical fitness in for the day.

Walking and Hiking: Who wouldn’t want to be outside during the beautiful month of May? Walking and hiking are two great ways to get you outside, get you active, and give your wallet a break, all at the same time! Lace up your sneakers and take a walk around your neighborhood or local school track. Join a walking or running club to get you motivated and moving with friends. If hiking is more your speed there are many scenic hiking trails available to the public to choose from. Don’t forget to bring a healthy snack along with you to enjoy after. You deserve it!

Swimming: Swimming is a wonderfully fun, and effective, way to workout. Swimming works all of your major muscle groups and the water resistance helps to build strength. Swimming is also a great choice for those with physical limitations and those who experience pain during other exercise regimes. Swimming goes easy on your body while also working it out very hard. Don’t fret if you don’t have a swimming pool of your own, there are many public swimming pools you can visit to take a dip in, both outdoor and indoor swimming facilities.

Bicycling: Biking is another great way to start getting physically fit this month. Bicycling works out your leg muscles, builds stamina, and improves muscle tone. Bicycling also has many benefits in addition to the physical fitness benefits. Biking can save you a lot of money, and the environment, if your commute to work is close enough by opting to take the bike instead of the car. In addition, if you don’t personally enjoy solitary exercise and prefer group exercise consider joining one of the many bicycle clubs on Long Island.

Skating: Skating is yet another incredibly fun and exhilarating form of exercise you can choose to boost your health. Long Island has both roller skating rinks and ice skating rinks to pick from, perfect for a rainy day when you can’t get outside for exercise. The best part of all is you’ll be so busy having a ball you’ll completely forget the fact that what you’re doing is even considered exercise!

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