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"Winter Storm Warning" ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 am to 6 PM EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 3 am to 6 PM EST Monday. * Locations...Suffolk County. * Hazard types...heavy snow and wind. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. * Winds...northeast 15 to 25 mph with 30 to 35 mph gusts. * Temperatures...in the lower 30s. * Visibilities...one quarter to one half mile at times. * Timing...snow develops late tonight...and then the heaviest snow will fall from the Monday morning commute through Monday afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of strong winds and a heavy wet snow will bring down tree limbs and power lines. Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations. Blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 am to 1 PM EST Monday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 10 PM Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 10 am to 1 PM EST Monday. A coastal Flood Advisory has also been issued from 10 PM Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. * Locations...coastal locations along the North Shore of Nassau and northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departures...2 to 2 1/2 feet above astronomical tides. * Timing...minor coastal flooding expected for Monday morning and night high tide cycles. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1034 am.......10.0-10.5..........minor... Glen Cove NY........1048 am........9.8-10.4..........minor... Old Field NY........1050 am........9.1-9.6...........minor.... ...L.I. Sound water levels for Monday night... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......1102 PM.......10.0-10.5..........minor.... Glen Cove NY........1117 PM........9.6-10.1..........minor.... Old Field NY........1118 PM........9.2-9.7...........minor.... -- Sunday Feb.07 16,08:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Nifty Nature Made Crafts For Kids

Family & Parenting, Nature & Weather, Arts & Culture, Seasonal & Current Events

Going out to the craft store to purchase lots of supplies can get expensive. Why not use things around you in nature instead!

For those crafty kids out there, and their parents, buying lots of arts and crafts supplies can become quite expensive. From crayons to glitter, construction paper to clay, the bill at the craft store starts to rack up rather quickly. Why not opt for supplies that are easier to get and easier on your pocket!

Oftentimes people forget that some of our very best creative resources are right outside our front door! Making nature made crafts is a great way to save some money, utilize natural resources, and use your imagination. Leaves, rocks, twigs, shells, and so much more, are all right in your backyard, just waiting to be picked up for a great afternoon of creative craft making.

Rock Paperweights
All you need to complete this cute craft is some good size rocks, paint, and a paint brush. First off you need to come up with an idea of how you want to paint your rock. You can paint it like your favorite animal, paint out a small nature scene, or write out short encouraging phrases to help you get through your homework, like, “You Can Do It!” and “Work Hard!”

Leaf Imprint Art
Leaf imprints are especially beautiful because you can see right through the leaves and view the patterns that make up their inside. For this project you’ll need a variety of leaves, in different shapes and patterns, paint, and paper. Simply dip the front of your leaf in paint and press it on the paper until the shape has transferred.

If you’re really taken with your leaf imprint painting try making it again on a canvas and hang it up in your room as beautiful wall art!

Twig Tic Tac Toe
This craft is great because not only do you get to make it, you get to play with it after too! All you need are some sticks, small twigs, and twine (scissors and glue are optional.)

First off you want to find 4 sticks and break them to the same length; they will form your board. Lay them with two sticks parallel from one another and then layer another two sticks parallel from one another across them in the opposite direction. This should resemble the shape of a Tic Tac Toe board. Use the twine to wrap around where the sticks meet, you can use glue to make it extra secure if you’d like.

Then use your small twigs to make X shaped playing pieces. Lay two twigs across one another and wrap the twine in the middle. Grab some nearby rocks and you can start playing.

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