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

Best Pizza on Long Island Contest

Best Pizza on Long Island Contest - October 2012!

If there's one thing that Long Island excells at, it is definitely our amazing pizza.  It's nearly impossible to walk down any main street on Long Island without passing at least one neighborhood pizza shop, but the odds are there will be at least three.  With all these pizza shops to choose from, there's cound to be a handful that standout, and our Best Pizza on Long Island Contest names the best pies in five categories.

...And the previous winners were...

Best 'REGULAR' Pizza

Prince Umberto's of Franklin Square, New York

Best 'SICILIAN' Pizza

Prince Umberto's of Franklin Square, New York
 
 Best 'MARINARA' Pizza
Paradiso Pizza of Mount Sinai, New York
 
 Best 'GRANDMA' Pizza
Antino's Pizza of Rocky Point
 
 Best 'SPECIALTY' Pizza
Spasso's Pizza of Wantagh, New York
 
The Best Pizza on Long Island Contest, Festival & Bake-Off is an annual event put together by LongIsland.com to promote local pizzerias and at the same time raise funds for a good cause. This year's event was presented by 101.1 Jack FM.
 
A portion of the proceeds goes to Long Island Cares and Island Harvest, non-profit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry on Long Island, New York.
 
There are over 700 pizzerias across Long Island from Nassau to Suffolk County. Almost every town has one or more pizzerias. Long Islanders take pizza very seriously and everyone has an opinion as to who makes "The Best". The top finalists with the most votes were invited down for the last leg of the competition, the taste test at the Long Island Pizza Festval / Bake-Off.
 
The Long Island Pizza Festival has become an annual event. In addition to the bake-off, the pizza related activies draw a bigger crowd each year. The event serves up everything pizza including pizza sampling, dough tossing demonstrations, mini-pie making for the kids and a pizza eating contest. 
 
During the Pizza Eating Contest, the crowds cheer on the contestants as they gobble up pizza.  Pizza eating contestants received awards and cash prizes.
 
A handful of local businesses contribute to the contest.  Marsal & Sons provided the Pizza Ovens for the day. Cremosa Foods helped to get the word out about the contest to the pizzerias. They also provided supplies and refrigeration. Adventureland hosted the event and their dedicated staff made sure everything ran smoothly.
 
101.1 Jack FM has served as the presenting sponsor of past events. Co-sponsors included Optimum, Cremosa Foods, Marsal & Sons, Inc. Pizza Ovens, Adventureland Amusement Park, Party Pizzazz, The World Pizza Champions, BBA Photography, Pizza Pup, The Printing Experience and Marriottt Vacation Club. LongIsland.com puts the event together each year with the help of these sponsors.
 
Special thanks to News 12, Cablevision and Raffle Prize Contributors. Our panel of judges, dedicated volunteers, friends, family and pizza-lovers all played a role in contributing to the success of the event.
 
Pizzeria contributors included:
- Antino's Pizza of Rocky Point
- Spasso's Pizza of Wantagh
- Albert's II Pizza of West Babylon
- Paradiso Pizza of Mount Sinai
- Prince Umberto's Pizza of Franklin Square
- Bucci's Pizza of East Patchogue
 
These pizzerias not only make awesome pizza, but they are proud supporters of the Long Island NY community. So, next time you are hungry for pizza tell them LongIsland.com sent you!A portion of the proceeds raised from the 'Best Pizza on Long Island Contest' go to non-profit organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry on Long Island.
 
If you wish to support the efforts of these organizations, please make checks payable to the individual organizations, or use the Donation Form. All donations are tax deductible.
 
Check out the Best Pizza of Long Island compeition coming soon!

 

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