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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 1/2 to 4 1/2 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. * Coastal flood impacts...potential for widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline this evening. 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. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for this evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM....10.6-11.1/2.8-3.3.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM....10.0-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Bridgeport CT........818 PM.....9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... New Haven CT.........817 PM......8.9-9.6/2.2-2.7.....Minor.... Old Field NY.........820 PM......9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.....Min-mod.. Glen Cove NY.........900 PM....10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected this afternoon into this evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Monday Jan.23 17,07:36 AM

About Long Island Beaches

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 ...

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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 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.