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"Special Statement" ...Enhanced risk of fire spread today... The combination of strong northwest winds and a drying air mass will result in conditions favorable for the rapid spread of brush fires...especially this afternoon. Relative humidity will be lowest this afternoon...dropping to 35 to 40 percent and winds will gust up to 40 mph. These conditions would likely aid fire spread if ignition occurs. If you spot a fire or smoke plume...please report it to the authorities immediately. , "Fire Weather Watch" ...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for high winds and low relative humidity for the entire tri-state region... * affected area...the entire tri-state region. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * Relative humidity...as low as 18 percent. * Timing...late Thursday morning through Thursday evening. * Impacts...rapid fire spread possible if ignition occurs. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings. -- Wednesday Apr.23 14,08:36 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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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.

Oscar Meyer Wieners Recalled, Those Allergic to Milk Beware

Beware if you're a consumer of hot dogs. There's been a recall!

Spruce Up Your Home, Lawn and Garden with These Savings!

Check out these savings that can help you save on lawn and gardening supplies as well as paints from Home Depot, Lowes and Sherwin Williams!

Egg-cellent Ways to Enjoy Easter Eggs After the Holiday

Wondering what to do with all of those Easter Eggs? Check out these great ways to enjoy your leftovers post-holiday!

Suffolk SPCA: Live Animals Make Bad Easter Presents

This holiday, the Suffolk County SPCA would like to remind Long Islanders that baby chicks and bunnies do not make good gifts for Easter.

Children's Workshops at Garvies Point this Summer

Workshops will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

Suffolk Legislature to Vote on Automatic Pay Raises

A recent proposal would end the practice of giving Suffolk officials a raise without a vote every year.

Wedding Planning 101: How to Avoid Common Scams When Planning Your Big Day

Being a savvy consumer can really help when it comes to saving time & money when planning your big day.

Skip the Super Market and Try a Farmers Market: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Now that the weather is improving, farmers markets are beginning to start functioning for the year. Try some local produce and goods!

3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Michaels Stores Data Breach

Many of the more than 1,000 Michaels locations were compromised, including multiple Long Island stores.

Mangano Join DHL And Girl Scouts As They Ship More Than One Million Cookies To U.S. Military

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joins the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and DHL, the Specialists in International Shipping, to ship more than one million Girl Scout Cookies to U.S. troops overseas.

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Crashes into the Moon

After completing its mission and surviving a Lunar eclipse, the LADEE spacecraft has impacted the far side of the moon.

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.3 Million in Awards to 17 Businesses Developing Transportation Projects That Will Reduce Energy Use

Project Awards Support the Governor’s Goal to Align Advanced Research and Commercialization Efforts with Market Demand.

Educational & Eco-Friendly Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Celebrate Earth Day by taking part in these fun and educational crafts that the entire family will enjoy!
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