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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 6 am to 10 am EST Monday. * Locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides in the morning. * Timing...minor coastal flooding around the times of astronomical high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding along portions of the immediate coastline. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for Monday morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................ Kings Point NY.......827 am......9.6-10.0/1.8-2.2....none....... Stamford CT..........749 am......9.4.9.8/1.6-2.0.....Minor...... Bridgeport CT........746 am......8.8-9.2/1.5-1.9.....Minor...... New Haven CT.........745 am......8.2-8.6/1.5-1.9.....None....... Old Field NY.........748 am......8.6-9.0/1.3-1.7.....None....... Glen Cove NY.........822 am......9.2-9.8/1.6-1.9.....None....... , "High Wind Warning" ...High Wind Warning in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... ...Dense fog advisory is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday. The dense fog advisory has been cancelled. The high wind watch is no longer in effect. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph. The strongest winds are expected across Long Island...and especially in areas with eastern exposure. * Timing...winds could begin gusting as high as 45 mph just before daybreak Monday. The strongest winds are expected Monday afternoon and evening. * High wind impacts...damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles and on elevated roadway and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. , "Storm Warning" The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. 911 am EST sun Jan 22 2017 The combination of low level moisture and light winds have resulted in areas of fog across the tri-state area. Visibilities have fallen to a mile, with some isolated locations falling to a half mile or less. If driving...slow down...use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance between you and the car ahead of you. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,11:00 AM

Native Long Islander Named Director of NOAA's National Weather Service

This week, Louis W. Uccellini, Ph.D., a native of Bethpage, was named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) assistant administrator for weather services and the 16th director of NOAA's National Weather Service.

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This week, Louis W. Uccellini, Ph.D., a native of Bethpage, was named the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) assistant administrator for weather services and the 16th director of NOAA’s National Weather Service.

Uccellini’s long and distinguished weather career began in 1978 when he served as the section head for the Mesoscale Analysis and Modeling Section of the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Laboratory for Atmospheres. He joined the NWS in 1989, serving as chief of the Meteorological Operations Division and then as director of the Office of Meteorology in 1994.

“Louis has always placed a priority on providing forecast tools to help field offices and national centers be successful. I’m proud to work by his side as we continue supporting our nation-wide team,” said NWS deputy director Laura K. Furgione.

“It’s an honor to lead such a prestigious agency with the unbeatable mission of protecting lives and livelihoods,” said Uccellini. “The past year had its success stories with superior outlooks, forecasts and warnings, including those for Sandy, but difficulties remain. Our eyes remain locked on the future to ensure a National Weather Service that is second to none and supports a weather-ready nation."

“Working with a spectrum of partners, including emergency management, the commercial sector, broadcasters, academia and social scientists, we can and will meet the nation’s needs to overcome the very real threats from the increasing severity and frequency of weather and climate extremes,” added Uccellini.

Prior to his new appointment, Uccellini, 63, headed the NWS’ National Centers for Environmental Prediction, where he oversaw the planning, science and technology and operations of its central operations and environmental modeling, along with seven national centers, including the National Hurricane Center, the Storm Prediction Center and the Space Weather Prediction Center. In addition, Uccellini is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and just completed his term as the society’s president.

“Louis’ leadership within the National Weather Service and his relationship with the U.S. and international weather enterprise allow him to effectively steer the agency forward,” said Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator.

More than providing daily forecasts, weather watches and warnings, the NWS provides weather, water and climate data aimed at protecting life and property and enhancing the national economy. Among its many functions, the NWS supports airline safety and marine transportation and works to protect our electrical infrastructure from solar storms.

In 2011, NWS unveiled its new Strategic Plan to create a weather-ready nation—a society that is well-equipped to respond to weather-dependent events.

The NWS, headquartered in Silver Spring, Md., employs 5,000 people in 122 weather forecast offices and has 13 river forecast centers, 9 national centers and other support offices around the nation. Each year, it collects 76 billion observations and issues approximately 1.5 million forecasts and 50,000 warnings.

“I congratulate Dr. Uccellini and look forward to continuing to collaborate with him and the National Weather Service,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “FEMA and the NWS in partnership together prepare communities and local officials for the impacts of weather hazards to save lives and protect property.”

Uccellini, now a resident of Columbia, Md., has published more than 60 journal articles and chapters in books and coauthored the two-volume Northeast Snowstorms, hailed as the most exhaustive exposition on winter storms.

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