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"Winter Weather Advisory" ...Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... ...Winter Storm Warning is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow...which is in effect until 6 PM EST this evening. The Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled. * Locations...Putnam...Fairfield and Nassau counties. * Hazard types...accumulating snow. * snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. * Winds...north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * Temperatures...25-30. * quarter to one half mile at times. * Timing...snow continues this afternoon...tapering off late this afternoon. * Impacts...hazardous travel conditions due to snow covered roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Warning in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon... ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Warning...which is in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon. The coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect. * Locations...coastal locations along the North Shore of Nassau and northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departures...2 1/2 to 3 1/2 feet above astronomical tides. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding expected for this morning high tide cycles...and minor for tonight. * Coastal flood impacts...widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action this morning. Several Road closures are needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed. This type of event is covered by a coastal Flood Warning. ...L.I. Sound water levels for this morning... Kings Point NY......1034 am.......11.3-11.8..........moderate. Glen Cove NY........1048 am.......11.2-11.7..........moderate. Old Field NY........1050 am........9.5-10.0..........minor.... ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Kings Point NY......1102 PM........9.6-10.0..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.6-10.1..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........9.0-9.5...........minor.... 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. A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. -- Monday Feb.08 16,01:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News


Swim Safely this Summer: Sign Your Kids Up for Lessons and Practice in these Public Pools

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Start your summer off on the right foot and sign your children up for swim lessons and these public pools.

Before summer begins, hit the pool to practice your swimming skills, and take the time to teach your kids to swim, or sign them up for swim lessons at a local pool.  According to the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force, drowning is the leading cause of death of children ages 1 to 4, which makes it all the more important that you educate your children as to how to be safe in and around the water.  Most drownings occur in residential pools, and for every child that drowns, five others are hospitalized for non-fatal submersion injury, and as many as three suffer permanent brain damage.  Giving your child formal swim instruction and providing supervision when swimming is the best way to keep your child safe.  Take a look at these public pools that are open or are opening soon, and consider registering for a swim program.

If you prefer to stay indoors, take a dip at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, which offers a 50 meter long pool for laps that also has a shallow area for recreational swimming and water walking.  Swimming lessons are offered for ages 3 and up, and water exercise classes are offered for adults.  Click here for a full list of swim program offerings at the aquatic center.

To enjoy the outdoors in Nassau County, the pool at Nickerson Beach will open on June 14, and four more outdoor county public pools will open on June 30, including the following:

Swimming lessons will be offered at four Nassau County pools for children ages 3 and up.  There will be three sessions held this summer, and each session will be two weeks long and run Monday through Friday at a designated time.  Each class is $65 plus a $5 registration fee.

Registration dates are as follows:

In Suffolk County, swimmers can dive into any of the eight lanes at the public pool at Suffolk Community College’s Brentwood Campus.  Swim lessons are held Saturday and Sunday mornings, and aquarobic classes are held Monday through Friday at 11 a.m.  Health club membership is $275 for an adult for a year, and $220 for a child for a year.

Saf-T-Swim in Nesconset specializes in swim classes for kids and adults, and even offers one-to-one instruction that is incredibly effective at meeting the exact swimming needs for your child. Baby and me, small group, and swim team programs are also offered.

YMCA is also one of the oldest swim instruction providers, and there are multiple locations across Long Island that offer swim classes for children ages 3 and up.

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