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"Coastal Flood Statement" ...Coastal Flood Warning for this evening is cancelled... ...Localized minor coastal flooding Tuesday morning... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 1/2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides Tuesday morning. * Timing...coastal flood threat has ended for this evening. Localized minor coastal flooding expected with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle. * Coastal flood impacts...brief and localized minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. , "Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... ...High Wind Warning is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday. The High Wind Warning has been cancelled. * Winds...northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected until late tonight. * Impacts...strong winds may blow down limbs...trees...and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Limited visibilities will make travel very difficult. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph... or gusts of 46 to 57 mph...are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. , "Gale Warning" ...Gale Warning in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... ...Storm Warning is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Gale Warning... which is in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday. The Storm Warning has been cancelled. * Winds and seas...northeast winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Gale Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 34 to 47 kt are expected or occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions. -- Tuesday Jan.24 17,12:00 AM

May is Physical Fitness & Sports Month

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!

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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!