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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 1014 am EDT Tue Sep 2 2014 ...Air quality alert in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this evening. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is: 1 800 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. -- Tuesday Sep.02 14,02:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Wednesday’s Winter Weather Advisory Extended Through Thursday Morning

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This evening's icy rain has the potential to turn local roadways into a dangerous, slippery mess tonight and tomorrow morning.

With most of the New York area still cleaning up from Wednesday morning’s winter storm, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Long Island that will stay in effect until 10 AM tomorrow morning. The Winter Storm Warning that was supposed to stay in effect until 6 PM today, was cancelled.

This evening’s forecast calls for light freezing rain or drizzle, as well as widespread black ice throughout the area as standing water begins to refreeze tomorrow morning. Snow accumulation is expected to be at one inch or less for Long Island, although the NWS warns of a “glaze of ice”, which has the potential to create serious road hazards, including slippery roadways.

In their official Winter Weather Advisory statement, the National Weather Service warns “A winter weather advisory for freezing rain and black ice means that freezing rain and black ice will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads, and use caution while driving or walking.”

Echoing Cuomo’s sentiments from yesterday afternoon, drivers are urged to take caution if travel is necessary tonight or tomorrow morning, and stay off the roads if at all possible. Yesterday, the NYSDOT provided Long Island with an additional 400 tons of salt for clearing and maintaining roadways, however,

As of 6:00 PM today, no closures or delays have been announced for Thursday yet, although these unrelenting hazardous conditions have the potential to cause delays throughout the area. Please visit LongIsland.com’s School Closings Page for the latest updates on your local districts closings.

For the most up to date weather information, visit the LongIsland.com Weather Center, where you can find the latest weather forecasts, advisories, and more.

[Source: National Weather Service.]

Pictured: Snow and ice-laden branches on a tree. Photo taken in Kings Park on February 5th. 

In the video blow, traffic makes its way through Fort Salonga in the snow and slush on February 5th on 25A. 

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