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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs... Long Island...and most of southern Connecticut. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph....strongest across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...in the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin this morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday 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 Watch" ...Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from late tonight through Tuesday morning... * locations...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 6 am early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...2 to 4 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings...and take action to protect property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for early Tuesday morning high tide... 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... Stamford CT.........436 am.........9.5-10.5.......minor...... Bridgeport CT.......433 am.........9.2-10.2.......minor...... New Haven CT........432 am.........8.0-9.0........minor...... -- Monday Jan.26 15,11:12 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Holiday Gift Card Promos and Other Savings and Deals

Food, Wine, & Dining, Local Steals & Deals, Seasonal & Current Events

Soon before you know it the holidays will be here! Check out the various gift card promotions and other savings for your holiday shopping.

There are those who love gift cards – you can get what you like! Then, there are those who dislike it for the fact that you have to carry an extra card around your wallet. But when you can get a gift card value that’s much more than what you paid – like $10 more, having that extra card in the wallet really isn’t that bad. Check out some great holiday gift card promotions in this week’s edition of Local Steals & Deals. There are also other savings and deals that come right in time for the holidays at Kmart and Picture People.

  • Applebee’s: When you buy $50 worth of gift cards, you get a free$10 bonus card. The offer is valid for purchases at participating locations or online. This is a limited time offer.
     
  • Barnes & Noble: You can give the “gift of choice” with a gift card. Receive a free $10 e-gift card when you buy $75 or more of gift cards at the store or online. This offer is valid through Dec. 3.
     
  • Children’s Place: Purchase a $40 gift card in-store or online and enjoy a $10 off coupon for your future purchase. For online purchases, the $10 gift coupon arrives to your email in 48 hours of your order shipment. This offer is available until Dec. 24 in stores and Dec. 25 online.
     
  • Jamba Juice: Do you like smoothies or know of someone who does? Enjoy a free small smoothie when you purchase gift cards totaling $25 or more. This holiday promotion continues to run through Jan. 2, 2014 at participating stores.
     
  • Ruby Tuesday: Purchase a $25 gift card before Dec. 31 and get a $5 bonus coupon gift card. For an even bigger deal, purchase a $50 gift card and get a $15 bonus coupon valid for use between Jan. 2, 2014 and February 28, 2014. This promotion ends Dec. 31.
     
  • Kmart: If you’re planning to shop for toys then make sure to print out this coupon. You can save $3 off your in-store or online purchase of toys totaling $10 or more. The coupon is available while supplies last and is valid through Dec. 24.
     
  • Picture People: Looking to send out holiday cards soon? What better way to do it than including one with the kids in holiday gear or a family portrait! Get in on this $18 holiday package deal that includes 25 portraits of your favorite pose. The package includes (6) color portrait sheets consisting of (1) 10 x 13, (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s, (5) 4 x 6s, and (16) wallet size photos. The coupon is valid through Dec. 31.

Remember gift cards aren’t only for giving to others. You can give them to yourself as well and benefit from the rewards!

Come back each week for updates on new sales, deals as well as coupon offers available on Long Island that will help keep more money in your wallet.

Also, if you know of any great deals on Long Island you want to share, please let us know.

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