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"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. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior 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 25 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 16,11:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Kitties from Two LI Animal Shelters Chosen for Hallmark's First-Ever "Kitten Bowl"

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Kittens from Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh and North Shore Animal League in Port Washington will be going head-to-head at the first ever Kitten ...

In the largest event to raise awareness about homeless cats, kittens from two shelters in Nassau County will be in the spotlight Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, as they compete in the first-ever “Kitten Bowl” on the Hallmark Channel.

The Last Hope Lions from Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh were one of four groups chosen to play in the three-hour special.  The Lions are a group of young tabby kittens that were rescued from a yard in North Babylon. They were given stage names for the special event, and will be playing under parody names such as Tabby Romo and Brett Furve.

They will be going head-to-head with North Shore Animal League’s team, the North Shore Bengals.  This lineup of eleven ginger and white kittens includes Dandy Dalton, Ferrell Owens, Manti Meow, Meowshawn Lynch, and Tim Teepaw.

The Kitten Bowl will feature hurdles, tunnels, hoops, jumps, weave poles, lasers, lures and toys on strings to keep the kitties engaged.

Each shelter participating went with a fur color to be able to distinguish between teams.  The Last Hope Lions are an all-tabby team, whereas the North Shore Bengals are orange and white.  Also competing are the Cedar Grove Cougars in gray and white, and the Home and Family Felines in black and tuxedos.

All of the kittens playing on both the Last Hope and North Shore Animal League teams were quickly adopted, but their appearance on the Kitten Bowl is to more than just get the players adopted, but to raise awareness as to how many kittens and older cats are in shelters waiting to be adopted.

The show will also include appearances by Regis Philbin, Rachael Ray, Hoda Kotb, Lisa Vanderpump, Maks Chmerkovskiy, and Carrie Ann Inaba.  North Shore Animal League spokesperson Beth Stern will host the Kitten Bowl, and legendary voice of the New York Yankees, John Stern, will emcee the event.

Contact information for North Shore Animal League and Last Hope Animal Rescue, as well as information for other local shelters across Long Island, can be found here.

The Kitten Bowl will air on the Hallmark Channel on February 2 at 12 p.m.

[Source: Last Hope Animal Rescue, North Shore Animal League]

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