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"Blizzard Watch" ...Blizzard watch in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a blizzard watch...which is in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. * Locations...portions of southern Connecticut and Long Island. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches. * Winds...north 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Timing...heaviest snow and strongest winds will occur overnight Monday into Tuesday. * Impacts...extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions likely. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable. Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A blizzard watch means there is a potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities. This can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very dangerous. , "Special Statement" ...Black ice overnight... Black ice will form overnight on untreated surfaces as temperatures fall into the 20s. Melted snow from this morning's storm will refreeze creating hazardous conditions on surfaces that have been cleared of snow...but untreated for ice. Black ice conditions will begin towards midnight and continue into Sunday morning. -- Sunday Jan.25 15,05:12 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

Long Island Sound

The Long Island Sound is the body of water situated between the North Shore of Long Island, both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and the southern coast of Connecticut.  The waters of the Long Island Sound wash up also on the Bronx and Westchester County.   Over 8 million people live within the watershed of the Long Island Sound, and several cities continue to expand along its coast.  On both Long Island and Connecticut, mansions and wealthy neighborhoods are quite the norm with unique geological characteristics making the natural landscape a thing of beauty. 
 

Several freshwater rivers empty into the Sound, creating a special habitat for breeding fish and their young offspring, which also makes these waters excellent for fishing and clamming.  This saltwater estuary is also a seasonal home to migratory birds, making the region a bird watchers paradise.

Maritime activities have always been central to the culture of the residents who live near the Sound.  Many North Shore residents are boat owners, own a jetski or are frequent customers of the many boat rental companies of the North Shore.  The waters are calmer than the Atlantic and therefore more suitable for canoes and kayaks. 

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