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"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 16,10:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Red Bull Global Rallycross Brings Extreme Motor Sports to Nassau Coliseum

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Nassau will be host to two days of intense racing on July 19th and 20th!

Extreme sports and racing fans are sure to be excited when Red Bull Global Rallycross comes to Nassau Coliseum on July 19th and 20th. Global Rallycross (GRC) is a high-octane race between 2500 lbs small production-based cars that have been enhanced to reach 600 horsepower, accelerate from 0-60 mph in under two seconds, and withstand both collisions with other cars and drops from as high as 70 feet.

Close quarters will pit the cars practically door-to-door against each other as they race over dirt and asphalt and perform table-top jumps. Up to ten vehicles produced by Ford, Hyundai, Subaru, and Volkswagen will take to the track simultaneously.

GRC does not take lengthy breaks between the action, which means patrons will be on the edge of their seats for the whole show. When Volkswagen Rallycross NY begins on Saturday, July 19th the racing will kick off with Supercar qualifying to start the afternoon, followed by a swift transition to Lites qualifying. The Supercars and Lites will both compete over the next two hours to determine who will make it into Sunday’s semifinals and finals races. The last two rounds of Supercar racing will bookend the Lites finals on the afternoon on July 20th.

Volkswagen Rallycross NY is the fourth event of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season and the first of eight standalone events slated for the year. It will be headlined by two-time Red Bull GRC champion Tanner Faust, current GRC leader Scott Speed, and former Formula 1 star Nelson Piquet Jr.

GRC Vegas winner Ken Block will also be on the track, as will Supercars rookies Joni Wiman and Austin Dyne who have recently moved up from the Lites competition. Bucky Lasek, who has continuously medaled as a professional skateboarder during the Summer X Games over the past 15 years, will be looking to further cement his GRC credentials as he takes to the track as well.

For venue and ticket information, please visit the Event Listing.

[Source: Red Bull GRC]
Images and Video Courtesy of Red Bull Global Rallycross
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