Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST today... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...dangerous wind chills. * Timing...this morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 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. -- Sunday Feb.14 16,07:24 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Ticket to New Perspectives: 2014 Summer Reading Guide for Teens

Family & Parenting, Music, Movies & Entertainment, School & Education, Seasonal & Current Events

Great teen and young adult book titles that are guaranteed to have you flying through the pages.

In this week’s continuation of the LongIsland.com 2014 Summer Reading Series the book recommendations will be focusing on the teen and young adult demographic. Admittedly, picking up a few books and reading them during summer vacation may not be number one on most teen’s list of summer fun, but with such a wide range of genres and reading outlets, there really is something for everyone to immerse themselves in and enjoy. That way reading during your time off won’t seem like such a chore. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find yourself looking forward to some down time so you can find out what happens next.

With topics ranging from foreign, dystopian societies to tough topics dealing with death and abuse, to budding romances and fantasy worlds, you are sure to learn something new about life, yourself, and the human experience along your journey through the story. Now, go lay out on the beach, head to a local park and find a bench in the shade, or curl up on the couch in the cool A/C, and dive into one of these many great books.

  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Redwall by Brian Jacques
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: Eleanor and Park, two nerdy, misfit teens find friendship, romance, and solace within one another all the while braving the difficult obstacles that come along with high school, home life, and first love. The author uses a dual narrative, allowing the reader to see the story through both Eleanor and Park’s point of views.
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner: A thrilling dystopian novel about a boy named Thomas who is mysteriously transported to ‘the Glade,’ an enclosed environment surrounded by a maze, whose only inhabitants are a group of boys surviving on their own. Then one day a comatose girl is dropped into their world and with her she brings a terrifying message.
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfield

Next week our Summer Reading Series will continue on to adult book recommendations! Don't forget to look back on our summer book recommendations for kids too!

Have you read any of these titles? What did you think?
What are some other young adult and teen book titles you’d recommend?

 

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