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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... ...Dense fog advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. The dense fog advisory has been cancelled. The high wind watch is no longer in effect. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds are expected across Long Island...and especially in areas with eastern exposure. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and 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" The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. 911 am EST sun Jan 22 2017 The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,11:00 AM

Enjoy a Golden Summer: Where to take Your Metal Detector to Search for Treasure

This summer, get a permit to go metal detecting at these state and county parks for a shot at finding old coins, jewelry, artifacts, and other treasures!

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Now that the weather has warmed up and it is officially beginning to feel like summer, join the other beachcombers who are reaping the benefits of metal detecting and take your metal detector out to your local beach or park to see what you can find.  The prime time for metal detecting is after any large storm hits the area, and after a large event with many people in one area.  People have found hundred year old coins, jewelry, and historical artifacts by metal detecting around Long Island, and it is time to jump in on the Island-wide treasure hunt.  Here is a guide to state parks and county parks that allow for metal detecting, but be sure to obtain a permit and follow the detecting rules for your area:

The following state parks allow metal detecting, but require a permit, which costs $40:

Sunken Meadow State Park also allows metal detecting with a permit, which is slightly more expensive at $50 per year.

Suffolk county parks allow for metal detecting with a Green Key Card and a permit at the lower price of $30, but it is only allowed on the seaward side of the primary dunes and vegetated areas.  Here are some of the hot spots in Suffolk County:

No permits are required to metal detect at Nassau County parks, but treasure hunters must abide by the hours of operation of the park and clear out when parks close.

When metal detecting on local beaches and parks, make sure you abide by the rules set forth by that area.  At state parks, anyone metal detecting must have the permit on their person so that they can show it to park personnel upon request.  Treasure seekers cannot disturb other park-goers or their activities, and cannot search through landscaped areas or flowerbeds.  Also, the state parks request that any item worth more than $10 must be returned to the owner or given to the State Park Police.