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 16,05:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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The weather is sunny and hot and the beaches are open for the season. Long Island’s beaches are some of the best beaches in the ...

The weather is sunny and hot and the beaches are open for the season. Long Island’s beaches are some of the best beaches in the world. Whether you want to stay local or drive a bit further, there are enough beaches in order to choose which one is right for you. Whether you have children, want to go surfing or would rather a smaller beach with less of a crowd, Long Island’s selection of beaches offers it all. Jones Beach, located in Nassau County, attracts people from all over with its beautiful sand, relatively calm waters, long boardwalk with multiple food shops, surfing, piers, and a selection of beach related rentals. Another plus of Jones Beach is the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach, which puts on many concerts during the summer, usually headlining major artists. The outdoor seating arena is perfect for warm summer nights, and even cooler ones. A great vacation spot for many people all over is non-other than the Hamptons. However, by living on Long Island, the hot-spot is available to us in less than two hours. The Hamptons are home to over 20 beaches and although some require town permits, others do not and are available to any visitors. Sunken Meadow State Park is home to a small and easy beach, which for Suffolk County residents is a small and easy place to get to in order to relax. The three miles of beaches, on the Long Island Sound, are surrounded by the park which hosts cross-country events for many high school teams. Another little beach, convenient for families with small children is Crab Meadow. The beach is located only five minutes from Downtown Northport, which is a perfect area for families to walk around, enjoy the water, and dine at a nice restaurant after their relaxing day at the beach. Fire Island is one of Long Island’s biggest attractions. Perfect for daytrips, Fire Island is home to Ocean Beach, which offers tons of dining and places to stay. With the regulations on cars so strict and the streets uncluttered by honking horns, it is a relaxing and perfect way to spend the day or even a weekend. Another state park which offers an excellent beach is Robert Moses, located in Babylon. Offering about five miles of sandy beach, Robert Moses offers plenty of space for visitors to swim, surf, fish and relax. Calm water makes this beach great for children and a major perk is that it is open all year round.

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