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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EST this evening... * locations...Suffolk County on Long Island. * Hazard types...heavy snow...strong winds...and blowing and drifting snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches. * Winds...north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * the lower 30s. * quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times this morning into the early afternoon...then gradually taper off late this afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of strong winds and heavy wet snow will bring down tree limbs and power lines. Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Near blizzard conditions are expected...especially out on The Forks and on Fishers Island. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Coastal Flood Warning, 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 The coastal Flood Advisory is no longer in effect.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 16,11:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News


Helping Your Kids Survive the End of the School Year

Family & Parenting, School & Education, Seasonal & Current Events

It's June but school is not over just yet! Help your kids stay focused and make it through the end of this school year.

With the last month of school upon us, and the kids getting geared up for summer vacation, it’s important to help them maintain their focus and get through these last few weeks of school. Now is not the time to start slacking off, it’s time to finish off the year on a positive note! As a parent you always want the best for your children and helping them survive the end of the year is a great way to support them and aid them on their path towards academic achievement.

Whether they just need some encouragement, or a tutor to help them pass their exams with flying colors, be ready to lend a helping hand. This can be a very exciting time of the year for your kids, especially with the prospect of summer right around the corner, but it can also be a very stressful time. Support them and set them up for success.

Homework: It can be very tempting for kids to start slacking off towards the end of the year but it’s very important to end the year right. Check to make sure the kids are still focusing on their homework. Set up “homework time” in an area that has minimal distractions. Try visiting your local library to do homework there. Another good tip is, do not let the kids move on to TV or video games until they have completed all of their assignments.

Testing: We all remember the onslaught of testing at the end of the year and how stressful that time can be. To set your kids up for success, and less stress, encourage them to start studying early. Help them study too. Make flash cards and quiz them on the material. Consider offering positive reinforcements and rewards. If they answer the quiz questions right, take them out and treat them to some ice cream!

Tutors: Tutors are a great investment to make for your kids if they are struggling with the end of the year and your efforts so far have not been yielding the results you both want. Conveniently most schools offer their own tutoring services, and many teachers are more than willing to stay a little late or come in a little early to help their students. Some libraries also offer tutoring services. If those options don’t work for you, you could also hire a tutor.

Do you have any tips of your own on how to help the kids make it through the last few weeks of school?

Comment and let us know!

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