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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. 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. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. -- Friday Feb.12 16,04:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Atlantic City Buses from Long Island

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Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Photo by Chris Cockram via Free Images.
 
Long Islanders and tourists alike love to take a break from the sun and the surf on Long Island and spend a weekend in Atlantic City. Gambling, fine dining and so much shopping make Atlantic City one of Long Island’s leading competitors for tourism on the east coast.

Unfortunately, driving between Long Island and Atlantic City can be an ordeal, especially if you are planning to spend the entire night out at the casino. Luckily, since so many Long Islanders love to visit Atlantic City, you can catch up on your beauty rest while riding as a passenger on the convenient bus transportation provided by a handful of the region’s most popular bus companies.

Another option is to charter a party bus, or limousine so you and your friends can travel safely and responsibly. LongIsland.com offers an extensive list of reviewed and rated party bus services in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Once there, you’ll be ready to enjoy the numerous casinos in Atlantic City, each doubling as a hotel and restaurant as well.
 
Buses to Atlantic City
 
With stops in Bay Shore, Centereach, Commack, Copiague, Patchogue, Selden, Massapequa, Deer Park, Mineola, Hauppauge, Wantagh, Shirley, Westbury, New Hyde Park, Hicksville, and Stony Brook, Classic Coach is one of the most accessible services to anyone on Long Island looking for a ride to Atlantic City. Buses run every morning and on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Ground Transamerica
Offering daily service from Patchogue, Hauppauge, Bay Shore, Commack, West Babylon, Massapequa, Hicksville, Westbury, Lynbrook, Franklin Square, Garden City Park, and Wantagh every morning, Ground Transamerica make for a convenient way to get from Long Island to Atlantic City. Once there, GTA stops at Bally’s, Showboat, and Tropicana.

Limos and Charter Buses
If you’d prefer to have a more intimate ride with friends or family, but still don’t want to deal with the hassle of driving to Atlantic City you can turn to one of Long Island’s great limousine companies. In addition to limos for smaller parties, many companies have their own charter buses which can carry dozens of people from LI to AC and back again!

McCarney Tours
With daily services from Long Island to the exciting resorts and casinos of Atlantic City, you'll be riding in comfort and style aboard one of the McCarney motorcoaches! Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Pickup locations are located in: Deer Park, Bay Shore, Copiague, Massapequa, Wantagh, Hicksville, Westbury, Mineola and New Hyde Park with the first stop (Deer Park) getting picked up at 7:10 a.m. and the last stop (New Hyde Park) getting picked up at 8:55 a.m.


Are you in, or out? Photo by John Nyberg via Free Images.

Casinos in Atlantic City

  • Bally's – Famous for its grandiose spa, Bally’s provides the perfect combination of pampered relaxation and exciting gaming. Not to mention ten restaurants, one pool and five shops!
  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Providing top DJs at the club, hot music acts on the stage, and all sorts of treatments at the spa, the Borgata offers a wide variety of entertainment to go along with its casino experience. Be sure to check and see who is performing while you're there!
  • Caesars  – Featuring Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar and the Palace Court Buffet, Caesars Atlantic City will have you living like a Roman all while they serve up some of the best food in Atlantic City.
  • Golden Nugget – Located right on the water of the only marina in Atlantic City, the Golden Nugget offers a breathtaking view to accompany its many alluring restaurants, bars and games.
  • Harrah's – There's no denying it, the second you walk through the doors of Harrah's you are greeted with fun, excitment and a plethroa of things to do! Don't forget to check out Pool After Dark, their exclusive night club with resident spinmaster DJ Pauly D!
  • Resorts Casino Hotel – The name says it all. At resorts you’ll find luxurious suites, great shows, plenty of games, delicious food, the legendary Margaritaville, and everything else needed to make a perfect vacation.
  • Tropicana Casino Resort – Live it up at the Tropicana Casino Resort! With over twenty dining options, and twenty retail shops, you'll have your hands, and your stomach, full in between games!
  • Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort – Featuring a wide array of restaurants, shows, and luxurious rooms, there's no doubt you’ll be living like a king at the Taj Mahal.

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