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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs... Long Island...and most of southern Connecticut. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches...with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph....strongest across eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...in the lower 20s. * Timing...light snow will begin this morning...with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening...with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight into Tuesday afternoon. * 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 Watch" ...Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from late tonight through Tuesday morning... * locations...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 6 am early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...2 to 4 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed water front structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...potential for flooding of vulnerable shore roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings...and take action to protect property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for early Tuesday morning high tide... 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... Stamford CT.........436 am.........9.5-10.5.......minor...... Bridgeport CT.......433 am.........9.2-10.2.......minor...... New Haven CT........432 am.........8.0-9.0........minor...... -- Monday Jan.26 15,11:12 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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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!

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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

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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.

Elmont Teen Arrested for Assaulting Fellow High School Student

The Fourth Squad reports the details of an Assault that occurred at 12:30pm on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Elmont.

Blizzard Warning in Effect for Winter Storm Juno - NWS Warns of "Life Threatening" Conditions

The storm's conditions are now being described as "Life-Threatening" by the NWS, who is warning travelers to stay off the road due to "extremely dangerous" conditions.

The Nassau County SPCA Offers Blizzard Pet Tips

The National Weather Service In New York Has Issued A Blizzard Watch...which Is In Effect From Monday Afternoon Through Tuesday Evening.

The Suffolk County SPCA Urges Long Islanders To Remember Pets During The Winter Storm Watch

With Blizzard-like Conditions Possible, the Suffolk SPCA Urges Locals to remember their pets.

Experience the Gold Coast Lifestyle of LI’s Rich and Famous

Take a day trip to the estate of one of LI's most powerful families, and take a step back in time to soak in the elegance of their history!

NWS Blizzard Watch: Potentially Historic Winter Storm Juno to Effect Long Island Monday into Tuesday

It looks like a big Winter storm will be heading to Long Island Monday night into Tuesday.

The Hazards of Using Rock Salt

Rock salt can pose potential risks to people, pets and the environment.

Make Their Heart Sing & Their Stomach Swoon: Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

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Nassau County Police Sergeant Saves Local Man and Dog

The Public Information Office reports the details of a water rescue that occurred on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00pm in Massapequa.

Popular and Fun Wedding Trends You Will See in 2015

If you're planning a wedding for 2015, take a peek at these up-and-coming trends and ideas to help you start planning!

Lake Ronkonkoma Man Killed in Single Car Crash Friday Night

Suffolk County Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in Lake Ronkonkoma today.
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