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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts...especially across Long Island and Connecticut. * Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning. * Impacts...life-threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds...with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon...to allow people already on the Road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins...and to allow snow removal equipment to begin to clear roads. , "Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Warning...which is in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday. The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect. * Locations...the New York coasts of the western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide with potential for up to 4 ft. * Timing...3 to 7 am late tonight into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...3 to 5 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed Waterfront structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for late tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........10.0-11.0.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........10.3-11.3.......moderate... , "Special Statement" A band of snow has developed and will impact the commute from central and northern Suffolk County westward into portions of New York City. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected...so please exercise extreme caution when traveling late this afternoon. -- Monday Jan.26 15,03:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Plan the Perfect Girls’ Outing for National Sisters’ Day

Food, Wine, & Dining, Family & Parenting

Remind your sister how much you appreciate her and care about her with these simple ideas.

Sunday, August 3 is National Sisters’ Day, a day that was started for those with sisters to show appreciation for their special relationship with a bond that runs deep, past occasional arguments and bickering.  Treat each other to something fun and relaxing, and let your sister know that you appreciate her role in the family, either as an older sister who watched out for you as a kid, or a younger sister who maybe was the baby of the family, but always made everyone laugh.  Get back in touch with your sister and plan the perfect way to have a heart-to-heart with her.  We broke up ideas for Sisters’ Day activities by age group, but only you know you and your sister and can decide what will be the most fun for your outing together.

Teens: The teen years are tough, so plan small and enjoy the little things with your sister.  Treat her to a slice of pizza, some frozen yogurt, a movie, or a round of mini golf.  If you are short on funds, hit the beach during the day, and then plan a night in to whip up a dessert with ingredients from around the house.  You can even make it a salon night to try new hairstyles together, share makeup tips, and take some much-needed me-time to do your nails.  Though the teen years can be some of the most difficult years to get along with your siblings, know that you will move past it and that later on, your sister may become one of your best friends.

Young Adults: Chances are you may be going to college, putting lots of time into a job, or starting a family, and you and your sis might not get a lot of time alone together.  Plan a night out to a bar or nightclub, or maybe a more quiet, private place such as a local restaurant where you can talk and talk into the late hours of the night.  Early adulthood is also a great time to start pulling out the old photo albums – you are not as mortified of the pictures of yourself as a child as you were when you were in your teens, and now you can laugh and enjoy the memories.

Adults:  Take a break from your job, hire a babysitter for the kids, and take some much needed time for yourself and your sister away from the chaos of everything else.  Going wine tasting makes for a perfect afternoon activity, especially since there are so many vineyards around Long Island, so you can choose how far you would like to drive to sip local wines and get some private time.  If you are short on time, at least plan a quick brunch together, or even grab a cup of coffee to just chat and let your sister know that you are thinking of her.

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