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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey... * hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...from 18 to 23 degrees below zero due to temperatures around zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Cold 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. * Wind impacts...scattered tree limbs and branches downed. Isolated power outages. 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 Jmc , "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. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,12:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Stony Brook Baseball- A True Cinderella Story

Sports & Recreation, Local News, National & World News

The Stony Brook Seawolves advance to the College World Series.

In a classic Cinderella story, Stony Brook University’s baseball team is now advancing to the College World Series. The Seawolves crushed the Louisiana State University Tigers on Sunday night winning 7-2 and ending the series.  After being heckled as “Tiger Bait” throughout the series by Louisiana fans, they received a standing ovation and cheers from the LSU crowd after their big win.  

“They outplayed us really in every phase of the game” LSU coach Paul Mainieri admits post-game. “That team can play with anybody”. Stony Brook shut out LSU’s dreams of making it to the College World Series in Omaha for the 16th time.

If Stony Brook was a relatively unknown team before, that is certainly not the case now. "To be the lead story on 'SportsCenter,' it just blows you away. It's a pinch-yourself kind of moment." Says SBU head coach Matt Senk. “To make it to Omaha is every college baseball team’s dream, every college baseball coach’s dream and it’s come to fruition.”

Senk began coaching the unheard of team in 1991, eight years before they became Division I in 1999. But until Stony Brook’s dominating record of winning 28 out of 31 games put them on the fast track to the national title, they were barely noticed.

“The people in the South haven’t heard much about Stony Brook” says Mainieri. “But they know who they are now”

This underdog team is no stranger to professional scouts though. Seven Seawolves were selected in last week’s Major League Baseball draft (compared to five from LSU). They have eight players with 168 or more at-bats hitting .300 or better.

With their motto “Shock the World” the players are determined to keep playing that way. As the next series is rapidly approaching, the team is keeping a positive attitude.

“We've got a hostile environment coming in, and we're kind of excited to embrace it.” Leadoff hitter Travis Jankowski says. “We’ve played with the big teams, and we can compete with them."

The Stony Brook team received a hero’s welcome at MacArthur Airport on Monday with their families and friends waiting for their return. The team walked out to their community’s loud cheers and overwhelming support down a red carpet laid out for them. Over 100 family members will be travelling down to Omaha for the first game of the series against UCLA.

"Our motto is win the last game of the season," Jankowski said. "As long as we do that, we should be all right."
 

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