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"Blizzard Warning" ...Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight EST Tuesday night... * locations...New Haven...Middlesex...New London and southern Fairfield counties in Connecticut. Hudson...eastern Bergen... eastern Essex and eastern Union counties in New Jersey. Southern Westchester...New York (Manhattan)...Bronx...Richmond (staten island)...Kings (Brooklyn)...Suffolk...Queens and Nassau counties in New York. * Hazard types...heavy snow and blowing snow...with blizzard conditions. * Accumulations...20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts... especially across Long Island and Connecticut. * Snowfall rates...2 to 4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning. * Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Gusts up to 70 mph possible across extreme eastern Long Island. * Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times. * Temperatures...lower to mid 20s. * Timing...snow will be heavy at times through Tuesday. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will be overnight into Tuesday morning. * 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 Warning" ...Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 3 am to 7 am EST Tuesday... * locations...the New York coasts of the western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...most likely 2 1/2 to 3 ft above the astronomical tide...with a worst case of 3 1/2 ft. * Timing...3 to 7 am late tonight into early Tuesday morning. * Beach erosion impacts...3 to 5 ft waves and high storm tide may cause beach erosion along the north facing shorelines open to the Long Island Sound. A few exposed Waterfront structures may be damaged. * Coastal flooding impacts...flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and/or wave action. Vulnerable shore Road closures may be needed. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is expected or occurring. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life and property. ...Most likely western l.I. Sound water levels for late tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ....................................(mllw)................... Kings Point NY......455 am........10.2-10.8.......moderate... Glen Cove NY........445 am........10.6-11.2.......moderate... , "Special Statement" ...Heavy snow will impact Middlesex...New London...southeastern New Haven and Suffolk counties... At 635 PM EST...National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking multiple bands of heavy snow working northwest from off the ocean towards Suffolk County and southeastern Connecticut. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inch(es) per hour...winds gusts to 40 mph...and whiteout conditions are expected with these snow bands. Travel is not recommended in this area this evening as Road conditions will quickly deteriorate and become dangerous over the next 2 hours. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for the area. NV -- Monday Jan.26 15,08:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

NY’s Tech Scene – Tech Gets Personal

Tech & Science, Local News, Health & Wellness

There's an app for that! The 2013 CES showcases the tech scene evolving toward software based applications that make most electronic products obsolete.

You wake up, and you instantly smell fresh coffee brewing. The sensor that knew you were awake made sure your coffee was ready. You leave the house and the lights automatically shut down and conserve power upon your exit. Your car starts as you walk to it. The sensor told your doctor you needed a consult, so your appointment is coming through on your tablet during your lunch break, and your prescription is filled and ready for you to pick up by the time you leave work.

The newest tech is hyper personalized software that does everything from monitoring health and eating habits and scheduling webcam appointments with your MD, to assisting with everyday activities at home or work.

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was notable, more for what is simply vanishing than for what was there. Technology is advancing at a rapid pace and is now more focused than ever on software catering to YOU.

Personalized apps for just about everything are making items that used to fill the shelves of Best Buy obsolete. From point and shoot cameras, handheld video cameras and music players, to the basic calculator, task specific electronics are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Hundreds of applications are rolled into one small package in smart phones and tablets.

Tech is now squarely focusing on software. What used to be a futuristic vision is quickly becoming reality with health and wellness tech, smart homes and self-driving cars featured as the soon-to-be must haves.

Our devices are connected to the internet, which is no longer a novelty, it’s a necessity. We need our electronics to let us know the location when lost and to lock down our data if stolen. The future of tech has arrived with sensor based software applications neatly rolled into our I-Pads, touch screens and smart phones.

New York is ideally positioned to break barriers in social media software development with our access to social diversity, population density and inherent fast-paced way of life driving tech innovation forward.

More on the 2013 International CES by Shelly Palmer here.

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