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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...snow accumulation of 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 50 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph possible across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...light to moderate snow will accumulate up to 4 inches by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity this evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight into Tuesday afternoon. * 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 The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.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 15,03:24 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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