Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 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 16,04:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Celebrating Dad and Grads: Great Gifts for 2014 Graduates and Father's Day

Family & Parenting, School & Education, Top Ten on Long Island, Seasonal & Current Events

June is a big month of celebration. With Father's Day on June 15th and graduations various weekends this month. Be prepared for your Dad and ...

June is a great month for families and students. To help honor dads, Father's Day is June 15th and high school graduations are taking place all over the island. While one is a celebration for an important member of the family, graduates are also celebrating their completion of an academic milestone.

Developed in the early 1900s, Father's Day was created to commemorate fathers alive and ones who we have lost. 

On the other hand, graduates are celebrating the ending of one part of their lives and entering a new one. Some of these graduates will go on to college, military, or into the work force. Some graduates will look at high school as the best parts of their lives, but they should remember that the best is yet to come!

So, show your dads and grads some love and apperciation with some great gift ideas!

For Grads:

  • Electronic Organizer: Whether it is a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, managing time after graduation is important. 
  • Car: Seems a little predictable, but giving your grad a car will help them get to school and/or work.
  • Diploma Frame: Nothing like a frame to showcase their achievement!
  • A New Backpack: If your grad is going off to college, a new and more sophisticated bag might be what your grad needs.
  • Digital Camera: Have your grad start building memories with their very own digital camera.
  • Alarm Clock: A part of being an adult is being punctual. A good alarm clock is just what everyone needs to start the next chapter of one's life.
  • Money: Don't know what to get your grad? There is nothing wrong with giving them 

For Dads:

  • A Cool Electronic: Like grads, dads always love new laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
  • Some Made with Love: Dads love crafts and original artwork. Something made from the heart is always wonderful.
  • Take Him Out to Dinner: Bring the family together and share a meal with your dad.
  • Go Fishing: A little cliche, but there are a lot of dads who love to go fishing. 
  • A Round of Golf: Reserve a tee time and take dad to one of the many golf courses on the island. 
  • Gift Card: Got a picky dad? Nothing is wrong with getting a gift card to your dad's favorite store.

What will you be getting your dads and grads this June? Tell us in the comments below!

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