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"Frost Advisory" ...Frost advisory in effect from 3 am to 9 am EDT Friday... The National Weather Service in New York has issued a frost advisory...which is in effect from 3 am to 9 am EDT Friday. * Locations...western Suffolk County on Long Island. * Hazards...near freezing temperatures. * Temperatures...in the mid 30s. * Timing...late tonight into early Friday morning. * Impacts...sensitive outdoor plants may be damaged or killed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A frost advisory means that frost is possible. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered. , "Fire Weather Warning" ...Red flag warning now in effect until 10 PM EDT this evening for southern Connecticut... * affected area...southern Connecticut. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph...diminishing this evening. * Relative humidity...as low as 11 percent. * Timing...into this evening. * Impacts...rapid fire spread possible if ignition occurs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry fuels will create explosive fire growth potential. -- Thursday Apr.24 14,06:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News




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Suffolk County to Parents: Protect Your Child from Measles, Whooping Cough, Mumps

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone reminds parents to make sure that their children are up-to-date on immunizations

Fire Weather Outlook for LI, Tri-State Area Critical, Freeze Warning in Effect for East End Over Night

High winds and low humidity have created perfect conditions for fire to spread and thrive - locals are warned to take extra care in extinguishing cigarettes & fires as this time.

Garden City Ordered to Remedy Effects of Intentionally Discriminatory Zoning Decision

The Village of Garden City must now implement changes to residential housing practices to remedy the effects of prior intentionally discriminatory conduct.

Two Men Arrested for Robbery During Drug Deal

Incident occurred between Allyn Drive and Suffolk Avenue in Central Islip.

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Sweet Snowball is Looking for a Home

Snowball is an adult poodle/bichon frise mix whose owners were no longer able to care for her. Now she is looking to go to a home where she will have company and can show off her loving ...

NWS Designs New Severe Weather Maps, Asks for Public Input

New map design adds two threat level categories, removes another.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Tribute Performances, Musicals, Comedy and More

End of the week entertainment on Long Island includes a performances from Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa Etheridge and there are also tribute concerts and musical performances to enjoy!

Governor Cuomo Hosts Conference to Present NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plans

“NY Rising to the Top” Competition Winners Announced at Conference Attended by Community Members from Long Island.

Your Wallet Carries More than Dollar Bills – More like 3,000 Types of Bacteria, Study Finds

Everyday dollar bills are exchanged from hand to hand, but what's really being passed along? A new study finds hundreds and hundreds of bacteria lurking on money.

Suffolk Grand Jury Indicts School Bus Driver for Selling Heroin

A private school bus driver stands accused of selling heroin between routes.

Safety Alert: Commack Student Approached by Unknown Woman Outside School

A Commack intermediary student was approached after exiting her school bus in the morning.

NWS Issues Fire Weather Watch for Long Island

Dry conditions and strong winds could exacerbate the spread of brush fires.

Arbor Day 2014: Celebrate the Trees at Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, and Nature Preserves

Although Earth Day has passed, you can celebrate nature still with Arbor Day this April 25th. Check out Arboretums and Nature Preserves in the area and celebrate the trees!

Mangano & NICE Bus Win Green Award

This Earth Day, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and NICE Bus were recognized for their efforts in reducing Nassau County’s Carbon footprint through the green purchasing of natural gas.

Broadway Performer Brings Down the House at LI Master Class Workshop

World-renowned Broadway Performer Craig Schulman wows his students during a Master Class Workshop at the Northport - East Northport Community Theater.

Celebrate Earth Day with Small Steps Toward Going Green!

Check out these wonderful ways to help keep our environment clean this Earth Day!

AG Schneiderman Celebrates Earth Week By Presenting A Review Of Initiatives Protecting Our Environment

Map Of Regional Programs Demonstrates Statewide Impact Of Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Efforts

LI High School Teacher Arrested for DWAI and Hit-and-Run Crash

A teacher at Center Moriches High School has been arrested after driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Movie Roundup: Captain America Sequel Tops Weekend Box Office for Third Week, ‘Transcendence’ Falls Short of Making It to the Top Three

As 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' continued to dominated the weekend box office, 'Heaven Is For Real' also hit it off well this Easter holiday weekend! 'Transcendence' with Johnny Depp on the other hand struggled.

Financial Literacy Month: Managing Your Money After Tax Season

Now that tax season is over, many people are starting to reconsider their fiances. April is officially Financial Literacy Month; a month where one looks on your finances and learn what one should so with one's money.
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