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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * 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. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * 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. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,12:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Movie Roundup: Angelina Jolie’s Return to the Big Screen in ‘Maleficent’ Results in $70M at Weekend Box Office

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An update on the classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty wins at the movie theaters this weekend! Angelina Jolie takes the title role in 'Maleficent' ...

Angelina Jolie hasn’t appeared on the big screen since late 2010, but her title role in ‘Maleficent’ had fans running to the theaters this weekend as the film made its debut. The action/adventure, fantasy film brought in $70 million this weekend, topping the box office.

‘Maleficent’ is an update on the classic fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ Jolie stars as the Mistress of All Evil who curses a baby princess only to later discover the baby princess may be the only one able to restore peace in the land.

Also opening up this weekend was ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ which fell short on numbers – taking third place at the weekend box office with $17.1 million.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ took second place at the weekend box office for its second weekend out with $32.6 million.

Coming up this week, June is kicked off with ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘The Fault of Our Stars.’ Check them out here!

New Movie Releases This Week: June 6, 2014

For those looking for a sci-fi/action flick:

  • Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13)
    Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson
    A soldier fighting in a war with aliens is caught in a time loop where he relives his last day before death in the battle. In the process he becomes better skilled.

For those looking for a romance/drama film:

  • The Fault of Our Stars (PG-13)
    Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern
    Two extraordinary teenagers share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an incredible journey.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

Photo by Stefan Servos,via Wikimedia Commons.

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