Weather Alert(2)!
"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. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,08:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Best Ways to Cool Off Outside and Indoors

Family & Parenting, Sports & Recreation, Travel & Local Attractions, Health & Wellness

This summer, stay cool while taking in some of the best sights and activities Long Island has to offer.

Keeping cool does not always mean staying inside as you crank the air conditioning.  This summer, get creative with different ways to cool down both outside and inside.  The major thing to keep in mind is sun safety, so be sure to always wear sunscreen outdoors, wear a hat, stay in the shade when you can, and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.  Also, hydration is key to staying cool either inside or outside, so be sure to always keep water on hand, and to also make sure that your children are drinking enough water.  When you are ready and safe from the sun, try some of these other tips and techniques to keep you and your family cool this summer.

Outdoors:

  • Of course on Long Island, the number one way to cool down is to go for a swim at the beach.  Instead of going to the same old spot, explore a new Long Island beach and discover the beauty of both North Shore and South Shore beaches. 
  • Don’t have a pool of your own?  Pack up the car and take a ride to any of these great public swimming pools, many of which are located at parks and state parks where your kids can also enjoy running around on the playgrounds before taking a refreshing dip in the water.
  • Families with kids should definitely take advantage of the free sprinkler parks that are part of some local parks, such as the sprinklers at the park next to the Nesconset Library or at Eisenhower Park.
  • Splish Splash is Long Island’s largest water park, and it has it all: sprinklers, slides, a lazy river, and water rides for every age group. Be sure to go early in the morning to beat the lines.
  • If you really have a taste for adventure, try scuba diving in the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.  There are many scuba diving groups that offer lessons by trained professionals who can get you ready before you take the plunge.
  • If you do not own a jet ski or know someone who does, rent a jet ski for an exciting afternoon on the water.  The best part is that you don’t have to worry about the maintenance – just pick up your jet ski and go!

Indoors:

  • Keep the shades drawn during the day to keep your house cool without cranking the air conditioner.
  • Stop by your local movie theater to bask in the air conditioning while enjoying the latest film, and be sure to check out our reviews before you go.
  • Have an educational and cool day by going museum hopping at Museum Row or at other smaller museums that are more local.

We have some of the best drink recipes that will keep you cool and also come in handy for entertaining. Get plenty of ice ready, and stir up some of these tasty beverages!

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