Weather Alert(2)!
"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 16,12:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Saying Goodbye to Summer in Style for Adults

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

Summer is coming to an end, and all the adults out there should make sure they live it up to the fullest while they still ...

The summer is winding down but there is still time to pencil in some end of summer fun! Adults are busy getting kids ready for back-to-school, tidying up the house in preparation for fall, and coming to terms with having to say goodbye to another beautiful summer season here on Long Island. With so much going on it’s important to make time for yourself and the things you want to do before summer’s end.

There are tons of great live music performances, farmers markets, and festivals & fairs going on during this time of the year to help you say goodbye to summer in style! There are so many different ways to end the summer with a bang. If you’re a big foodie why not eat out at a new independent restaurant? If you’re a wine connoisseur make your way out to the North Fork to try a vineyard you haven’t had a chance to visit yet. If you prefer spending a nice quiet day at home to celebrate the end of the season, you can do that too!

Rock Out!: There are still many live concerts happening soon on Long Island, perfect for a fun night out, full of singing and dancing along to your favorite tunes. Performers like Eddie Money, Cher, and Steely Dan are just some of the musicians putting on a show within the next few weeks.

Bubbly Brews:  Are you a beer lover? Why not visit one of the many breweries on Long Island and try their beer sampler! You’ll be able to taste a few of their home brews before you decide which one you like best.

Fresh Food: There are still lots of farmers markets staying open through the end of the summer into fall. Make your way to one to purchase fresh produce, support small businesses, and talk to the local suppliers. You might learn something new!

Play Like A Kid: Play outside with the kids! You’ll get to spend some time being active, bond with your children, plus you’ll get a kick out of showing them things you liked to do/play when you were their age.

Wine Tour: Get together a few friends and family members for a day trip to some of the best wineries and vineyards on Long Island. Plan a wine tour so neither you or anyone else in your party has to worry about driving around from vineyard to vineyard. Just concentrate on having a great time while taste testing all of the different wines.

Looking to say your farewells to summer from the comfort of home? Do you prefer more of a relaxing end to your summer? Well, here are a few mellow suggestions on how to spend the rest of the summer the way you’d like to.

Check out our Things To Do section and Calendar of Events for even more fabulously fun ideas on how to spend your day!
 

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