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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory now in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and most of northeastern New Jersey...most of coastal Connecticut... western Bergen and southern Westchester counties. * 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 0 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 , "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 16,07:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Movie Roundup: Transformers and Tammy Lead Independence Day Weekend Box Office, But One of the Weakest Grossing in a Decade

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Not many were out at the movie theaters this holiday weekend -- this year marks one of the lowest grossing Independence Day weekend's at movie ...

While the annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show came out strong dazzling an audience of millions as it made its way back to the East River, it was a different story at the weekend box office. This year marked the weakest Independence Day weekends since 1999.

The top 12 films combined earned $118.5 million this weekend, a 47 percent drop from last year.

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ remained at the top of the weekend box office on its second week bringing in $36.4 million.

New release ‘Tammy’ took in $21.2 million to come in second place at the weekend box office.

Other new release, ‘Earth to Echo’ pulled in $8.2 million – coming in sixth place.

With a slow start to July, it’s looking like this may be one of the lowest-grossing summer seasons at the movies in the past decade.

Even with a slow start to summer at the movies, it’s not to say there isn’t excitement for the upcoming releases. This week, movie-goers can get excited about the release of the sequel to ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’

New Movie Releases This Week: July 10, 2014

For those looking for an action, sci-fi thriller:

Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kodi Smit-McPhee
A band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier threatens a growing nation of genetically evolved apes. Fragile peace is reached, but it is short-lived as both sides are brought to the brink of war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Come back each week for the latest information on new movie releases and upcoming releases at the theaters! To check out all movie flicks playing at Long Island theaters, visit LongIsland.com’s Movie Times!

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