Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * 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. 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 , "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 16,08:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Weather Watching For Labor Day Weekend Wash Out

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

With a rainy weather forecast ahead, you may need a backup plan for Labor Day Weekend.

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of the summer. It is the last big hurrah before back-to-school and an eagerly awaited holiday. While people love the holiday for its perks, like having the day off from work and an extended weekend, the holiday signifies much more than that. This yearly national tribute to the hard work of the American people celebrates their strength, perseverance, and dedication to the growth and prosperity of our country. It is a time to reflect on those wonderful traits that have helped build and shape our country to be the one it is today.

It is also a time to celebrate! Labor Day Weekend is jam-packed with fun fairs, festivals, car shows, races, and boat shows to attend. Unfortunately the weather forecast this year on Long Island for the latter half of Labor Day Weekend doesn’t look quite so inviting. While Friday and Saturday look clear, on Sunday and Monday you can expect some rain and potential thunder storms.

Don’t let the impending weather situation spoil your weekend though! You can still enjoy your Labor Day Weekend to the fullest.

Celebrate Early: The forecast looks grim for the latter part of Labor Day Weekend – use that information to your advantage! Sure, you may not be able to attend that festival on Monday you were planning on going to but why not go to a festival on Friday or Saturday instead! That way you still get to enjoy the festivities and join in on the outdoor fun during Labor Day Weekend.

Check Up On Events: Some of the events taking place over Labor Day weekend are going on rain or shine. If you don’t mind the rain and still want to attend the event you picked to do over the weekend, double check that it is one of the events that will be going on despite the weather.

Bring The Party Inside: Invite friends over instead of heading out to an event. Host a movie marathon or a competitive board game tournament! As long as you’re with friends and family it doesn’t matter how you celebrate, just that you do it together. Keep an eye on the weather too. You might still be able to sneak in grilling up some tasty food on the barbecue before the rain picks up again.

If this impending rain still has you drawing a blank on what you want to do over Labor Day Weekend, check out our Things To Do section for tons of ideas on activities and places to have some fun.

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