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"Coastal Flood Statement" ...Coastal Flood Warning for this evening is cancelled... ...Localized minor coastal flooding Tuesday morning... * locations...low lying areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...2 1/2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides Tuesday morning. * Timing...coastal flood threat has ended for this evening. Localized minor coastal flooding expected with the Tuesday morning high tide cycle. * Coastal flood impacts...brief and localized minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide and wave action. , "Wind Advisory" ...Wind Advisory in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... ...High Wind Warning is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday. The High Wind Warning has been cancelled. * Winds...northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * Timing...the strongest winds are expected until late tonight. * Impacts...strong winds may blow down limbs...trees...and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Limited visibilities will make travel very difficult. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph... or gusts of 46 to 57 mph...are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. , "Gale Warning" ...Gale Warning in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday... ...Storm Warning is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Gale Warning... which is in effect until 6 am EST Tuesday. The Storm Warning has been cancelled. * Winds and seas...northeast winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Gale Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 34 to 47 kt are expected or occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions. -- Tuesday Jan.24 17,12:00 AM

NWS Predicts Another 3-5 Inches of Snow Possible for LI

As if we haven't had enough of the white stuff already, with record snowfall levels of 33.5 inches from Nemo in some areas of the Island, the National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of ...

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As if we haven’t had enough of the white stuff already, with record snowfall levels of 33.5 inches from Nemo in some areas of the Island, the National Weather Service is forecasting the possibility of an additional three to five inches of snow for our area on Wednesday.

After a daytime high near 40 and chance of precipitation at 30 percent tomorrow, snow is expected mainly between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. With clouds, low temperatures around 32 and east winds at 5 to 15 mph, new snow accumulations of three to five inches are possible.

The NWS reports that atmospheric disturbances out of the south will help to strengthen a surface low over the Gulf states tonight, which will head northeast and push off the mid-Atlantic coast Wednesday night.

The low tracks well south and east of Long Island, keeping the storm farther out to sea, translating to about one to two inches less in snowfall than originally predicted for the event and making this an advisory level rather than warning level storm.

Snowfall of three to five inches is predicted across the Island and CT, and two to four inches is predicted for northeast NJ and much of NYC.

A weak low will again move across the Great Lakes on Thursday, swinging in a cold front that will lie north of our area. At this point, experts are predicting only light snow, if any, will fall across the Island on Saturday and Sunday.

The NWS advises that keeping informed is one of the best ways to prepare as they continue to closely track the storm.

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