Weather Alert(2)!
"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 16,10:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Passage to New Worlds: 2014 Summer Reading Guide for Adults

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Enjoy the heat while you chill out and read some brand new books this year.

Nothing beats sitting outside in the summer and getting lost in a thought provoking story, or curling up with a good book on the couch and enjoying the air conditioning on those unbearably hot days. Books, both fiction and non-fiction alike, have the ability to transport their readers to a new time and place with new perspectives with which to see the world. So even if you can’t take that summer vacation you were hoping for you can still travel somewhere new as you flip through the pages of a captivating story.

Head out to the library, visit your local bookstore, or pull out your e-reader, and kick back and relax and fill in the free moments of your time this summer with one of these contemporary best-selling book titles.

  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez: The story follows the Rivera family as they move to Delaware from Mexico City to seek better possibilities and opportunities after their 15 year old daughter suffers an accident that may change her forever. The varying chapter points of view are brilliantly done, they help form a sense of the neighborhood that the Rivera family have entered and build a sense of community with all of the inhabitants and their personal experiences living in America.
  • We Were Liars  by E. Lockhart
  • No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
  • China Dolls by Lisa See
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Redeployment by Pkil Klay
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: A lovely homage to reading and bibliophiles, this book centers around A.J. Fikry, an owner of a small independent book store who has recently been going through a rough patch in his life. Through his narrative A.J. shares his experiences of loss, bitterness, and then ultimately hope. Book lovers will also really enjoy the way the main character constantly references his favorite pieces of literature when communicating about his own life experiences and thoughts.
  • Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies by Lawrence Goldstone

Be sure to check out LongIsland.com's other 2014 Summer Reading Guides, like the Summer 2014 Teen Reading Guide and the Summer 2014 Kids Reading Guide!

What are some other notable book titles you just cannot put down this summer?

[Source: Time]
 

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