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"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 16,02:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Putting A Creative Spin on the Ice Cream Sandwich

Food, Wine, & Dining, Family & Parenting, Seasonal & Current Events

Make your own ice cream sandwich with ingredients ranging from pineapple slices to Pop Tarts!

Nothing satisfies on a hot summer night quite like an ice cream sandwich, but the typical ones from the store can sometimes seem quite vanilla.  For a change in pace, try making your own ice cream sandwich using other foods that you can easily find in your pantry.  There is no such thing as too much of a good thing, so experiment with your favorite flavor of ice cream and your favorite sweet foods to come up with a new culinary creation.  If you are looking for summer fun, this is also a great activity for kids to do, especially if you are looking for something creative for them to do during a sleepover or playdate.  Now, get your ice cream scoops ready, and get creative!

The Chipwich: An oldie-but-goodie – simply sandwich vanilla ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies.  For an even bigger treat, buy large cookies, such as those sold at Costco and BJs.  You can also try variations of the chipwich with your favorite kind of cookie, such as snickerdoodles or oatmeal raisin cookies.

The Fruit Sandwich: Get more vitamins into your ice cream sandwich and try putting ice cream between slices of fruit, such as pineapple rings.

The Waffle Sandwich:  This one is easy enough for the kids to make on their own: Take two waffles (frozen pre-made waffles are perfect for this), toast them to your liking, and sandwich your favorite ice cream in the middle.  Flavored waffles can make this even more special – try cinnamon, blueberry, strawberry, or even chocolate chip waffles!

The Doughnut Sandwich: If you aren’t counting calories, try this incredibly indulgent dessert.  Take a glazed doughnut and cut it in half, as though you were slicing a bagel. Then, put your favorite ice cream in the middle, and dig in!  You could even make it reminiscent of a morning wake-up and use coffee ice cream.

The S’more Sandwich:  Here is the perfect s’more for the rainy night when you can’t actually toast marshmallows.  Instead, put a few marshmallows on a plate and microwave them for about 15 seconds (they will expand, but make sure that they do not start crisping too much, as they burn quickly).  Take out the gooey marshmallows and mix them with vanilla ice cream (or any flavor, really).  Then, put the mixture on half of a graham cracker, put a piece of chocolate on top, and top if off with the other graham cracker half.  Voila!

The Brownie Sandwich: If you want to keep the outside of your ice cream sandwich chocolaty, smush some ice cream between two brownies.  If chocolate isn’t a necessity, blondies are also a great variation and will certainly leave your guests wanting more.

The Pop Tart Sandwich:  This may be a bit of a sugar overload, but it is certainly delicious.  Just sandwich your favorite ice cream between two of your favorite flavor Pop Tarts!

Mini Cookie Sandwiches:  For a bite-size treat, put your ice cream between two oreo cookies (just the cookie part, not the inside), or two Nilla wafers.

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