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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... ...Dense fog advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. The dense fog advisory has been cancelled. The high wind watch is no longer in effect. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds are expected across Long Island...and especially in areas with eastern exposure. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. 911 am EST sun Jan 22 2017 The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,11:00 AM

Passage to New Worlds: 2014 Summer Reading Guide for Adults

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

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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]