Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,03:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Crime Update: Two Men Steal Four Jackets from Lord & Taylor, Man Arrested in Connection with December Robbery

Local News, Crime

Nassau County Police have come to the public to help identify the two men who stole from a Lord & Taylor.

Two Men Steal Four Jackets from Lord & Taylor
The Nassau County Police Department is on the lookout for two men who stole from a Manhasset Lord and Taylor. The robbery took place two months ago on November 27th at around 1:35 p.m. 
 
The duo passed the store’s points of purchase and allegedly stole four jackets worth $325 each. Now the NCPD and Nassau County’s Crime Stoppers are looking for the public’s help in identifying the men in this Grand Larceny case.
 
Anyone who can identify the subjects, or provide information about this crime, should call the Crime Stoppers toll free hotline at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). All calls will remain anonymous
 
Man Arrested in Connection with December Robbery
Last month in Rockville Centre two men were accused of robbing a 22-year-old victim. Thomas Scanlan, one of the alleged robbers, was arrested on December 9th, 2013, for the crime, while Christopher Pilato, 25, was arrested January 8th.
 
On that day the victim met up with the two after arriving in a White Infinity G37. Shortly after he spoke to Scanlan and Pilato who were sitting in a similar vehicle. The conversation escalated and the victim ran. Scanlan and Pilato then attacked him, and took his IPhone and some cash –which was later recovered in a yard. 
 
Scanlan, the East Rockaway resident, was charged with two counts of robbery for the crime. Pilato, of Oceanside, was also charged with two counts of robbery. He was arraigned on January 9th at the First District Court in Hempstead. 
 

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