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"Coastal Flood Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EST this evening... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...3 to 4 ft above astronomical tides in the evening. * Timing...minor to moderate coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide...between 7 PM and 11 PM. Minor coastal flooding is possible with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle. * Coastal flood impacts...flooding of vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. Inundation of 1 to 2 ft in the lowest lying spots. Road closures may be needed. Isolated structural damage may be observed along the immediate shoreline. * Shoreline impacts...elevated water levels in combination with 3 to 5 ft of surf are expected to cause beach erosion and splashover along the shoreline this evening. 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. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for this evening... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......859 PM.....9.9-10.5/2.2-2.7.....Min-mod.. Stamford CT..........821 PM......9.4-9.9/1.6-2.1.....Minor.... Glen Cove NY.........900 PM.....9.6-10.1/2.1-2.7.....Min-mod.. , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning now in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... * winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Gusts 65 to 70 mph possible over Twin Forks of Long Island. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected tonight. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" ...Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 5 to 9 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. -- Monday Jan.23 17,07:48 PM

Saying Goodbye to Summer in Style for Adults

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 can!

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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. Local performers of all styles will be putting on shows 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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