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"High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... ...Dense fog advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. The dense fog advisory has been cancelled. The high wind watch is no longer in effect. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds are expected across Long Island...and especially in areas with eastern exposure. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * 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. , "Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST this morning... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... * winds and seas...northeast winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 55 kt. Seas 6 to 11 feet. * Visibility...1 nm or less through early this morning. 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. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,05:12 AM

Obama, Romney Set to Debate at Hofstra

Tomorrow night's town hall-style debate at Hofstra will give undecided voters a chance to ask the candidates some questions of their own.

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President Obama and Gov. Romney are set to debate at Hofsta University in Uniondale on Tuesday night.  Undecided voters, selected by the Gallup Organization, will be able to present the candidates with questions on foreign and domestic topics in a town hall-style event.  Candidates will each have two minutes to respond to the questions.

The stakes have risen since the first debate, with a focus domestic policy, which drew a lot of criticism for Obama, who analysts say was less-than-aggressive.  Romney presented himself as more comfortable on stage than Obama, and more effectively appealed to the undecided voters with a message of bipartisanship.  The debate gave a boost to the Romney-Ryan campaign.
 
Last week’s Vice Presidential debate swung the pendulum back the other way, with an aggressive Joe Biden trumping Republican candidate Paul Ryan.  Biden was able to challenge Ryan’s budget and his plan for Medicare, and suggested that Romney was indifferent to the middle and working class Americans, now infamously known as the 47 percent.
 
CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley will be moderating the debate at Hofstra.  Time Magazine reported both campaigns, eager to avoid follow-up questions by Crowley, are working together to limit the role of the moderator at the town hall-style event. 
 
Despite criticisms following the first debate, Reuters reported on Sunday that Obama is leading in early voters.  
 
The debate will begin at 9 P.M. EST Tuesday night.
 
 
 
 
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