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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts...especially across Long Island and Connecticut. * Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning. * 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 Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a coastal Flood Warning...which is in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday. The coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect. * Locations...the New York 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 7 am late tonight into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...3 to 5 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed Waterfront structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for late tonight... 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... , "Special Statement" A band of snow has developed and will impact the commute from central and northern Suffolk County westward into portions of New York City. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected...so please exercise extreme caution when traveling late this afternoon. -- Monday Jan.26 15,04:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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State of Emergency Declared for Long Island as Locals Brace for the Worst

In a press conference at 2 PM today, Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency for Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for all Downstate Counties Throughout Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island

Tractor Trailer Ban on Select Roadways to Begin at 4PM; State Considering Full Travel Ban on Roads and Bridges and Suspension of Public Transit in Affected Areas at 11PM.

Mangano Reminds Residents Of Warmbed Emergency Winter Shelter Program

With Winter Storm Juno impacting Nassau, County Executive Edward P. Mangano reminded residents that WARMBED, Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families during the winter months, is active.

MTA Announces Schedules for 26 Extra LIRR and Metro-North Departures This Afternoon; Service Expected to End at 11 PM

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced schedule details for 26 extra trains that are being added to LIRR and Metro-North schedules this afternoon.

Mayor de Blasio Delivers Special Weather Update at DSNY Manhattan 2 Garage

Transcript of Mayor de Blasio's Special Weather Update at DSNY Manhattan 2 Garage.

Mangano: American Red Cross To Open Shelter

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that due to the impending blizzard, the American Red Cross will open a shelter at 5:00 p.m. today at New Hyde Park Memorial High School, located at 500 Leonard ...

Town of Islip Blizzard Alert: Residents Asked to Remove Parked Cars from All Roadways

The Islip Town Board urges residents to review the Town’s winter weather safety tips and procedures, especially during times of imminent snowfall, which are available by clicking here or visiting the Town’s website at www.townofislip-ny.gov.

SCPD Crime Alert: Mastic Beach Hit and Run Under Investigation

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the driver of an SUV that struck a pedestrian and fled the scene.

Town of Islip: Recreation, Senior Program Cancellations

The Islip Town Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs has announced several cancellations in anticipation of this week’s expected snowfall.

Cancellations and Closings at Nassau County Correctional Center and County Parks

Due to the impending winter storm, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that there has been cancellations and closing at the Nassau County Correctional Center and the Nassau County Parks.

Celebrate the African American Experience at The Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery of Roosevelt Field Mall

Thirteen African American Artists’ work will be on exhibit at the Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery in Roosevelt Field Mall in honor of Black History Month February 4, 2015 Opening Reception.

Woman Wanted for Stealing OTC Medication from Huntington Station CVS

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the woman who stole over-the-counter medication from a store in Huntington Station in December, 2014.

Local Schools Plan Early Releases Today, Closures Tomorrow in Preparation for "Historic Storm"

With tonight's road conditions being described as "life threatening", and "extremely dangerous" by the NWS, numerous schools across Long Island have opted to dismiss students early today, and close tomorrow.

Nassau County SPCA: Bring Your Pet Inside!

The National Weather Service in NY has issued a blizzard warning,which is in effect from 1 pm Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night. The blizzard is expected to be crippling, with potentially historic impacts to the area, ...

Simple, Sweet Ways to Show Your Spouse You Care

Spouse’s Day is January 26th! Find simple, sweet ways to show you care and appreciation them on this day and every day!

Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Major Snowstorm Forecasted to Hit Downstate Areas on Monday and Tuesday

Blizzard Forecasted to Bring 2+ Feet of Snow to NYC, LI, Lower Hudson Valley Between Monday and Tuesday.

New York Will Receive Additional $33 Million From Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program To Help Seniors And Low Income Families

Schumer, Gillibrand pushed feds to expedite release of additional assistance funds for seniors & families in NY struggling to afford the rising cost of heat in the wake of harsh Winter cold.

Governor Cuomo Urges Commuters to Stay Home if Possible on Monday

Roads and Public Transportation Throughout Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island Could be Closed as a Result of Historic Blizzard Conditions with Significant Snow Accumulation.

PSEG Long Island Prepares for Blizzard Conditions and Heavy Snow

Reminds customers of ways to stay in touch.

Commack Man Arrested After Serious Car Accident in Old Westbury

The Homicide Squad reports the details of a Serious Vehicular Accident at 4:10am on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Old Westbury.
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