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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

 

Go Wild This June: National Zoo and Aquarium Month

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June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month. Learn something new at the various Long Island zoos and aquariums this month!

National Zoo and Aquarium Month takes place this June and is a celebration of the preservation of wildlife. Educating people about different animals and fish is not only fun, but the education can help inspire people to preserve wildlife in our world.

Each and every year there are many animals who are closer and closer to extinction. If we educate ourselves about the wildlife, we might inspire a generation to try and make our life on Earth not only better for us, but maintain the wildlife that is important to the survival of our environment. 

Luckily on Long Island, we have many great zoos and aquariums. When many people think of zoos, one always thinks of the Bronx Zoo. Additionally, the New York Aquarium is very popular as well. But, although they do not have the distinctions as zoos or aquariums, Long Island has many animal preserves and habitats. Be sure to check one of this month or sometime this summer!

Zoos

Aquarium

  • Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center - Riverhead
    Also known as Atlantis Marine World, this is one of the most popular aquariums on the island offering visitors sea lion shows. a koi pond, and penguin pavilion. 
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium - Cold Spring Harbor
    With the largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles and fish, not only can guest enjoy their two buildings of aquariums, they can also take classes to learn more about local wildlife.

What zoo and aquariums do you plan on visiting this month or this summer? Tell us in the comments below!

Photo Credit: joshbousel / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

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