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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 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 and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am this morning to 11 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. 438 am EDT Wed may 25 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 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 and Suffolk. In effect from 11 am this morning to 11 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. -- Wednesday May.25 16,08:48 AM

Winter Break Kicks Off with Wintery Mess: More Snow In Store for LI Tomorrow

Just as locals are getting back into the swing of things after last week's snow storms, Long Island is bracing for yet another winter storm.

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With another snow storm making its way toward Long Island, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for western Suffolk County. The Advisory will go into effect tomorrow morning at 6 AM, and stay in effect until 6 PM that evening. For Nassau County, a Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from 4 AM Tuesday morning until 4 PM that afternoon.

Currently, the forecast calls for 2 to 4 inches in most areas, with accumulations of 3 to 5 inches possible. Winds are expected to increase tomorrow afternoon to 10 to 15 MPH, with gusts of up to 25 MPH, and these conditions will create low visibility of 1/4 to 1/2 a mile during the day. Although tomorrow will start off in the 20s, temperatures are expected to increase in the afternoon, and stay in the low 30s until the evening.

According to the NWS, "snowfall will make travel treacherous...especially during the morning commute."  Tomorrow's mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will most likely create dangerous road conditions throughout the day, and drivers are urged to use caution when on the road. Before heading out tomorrow to begin your morning commute, be sure to visit the LongIsland.com Traffic Cam Center, where you can watch local traffic live, and in real time.

The morning's moderate to heavy snowfall is expected to transition into a snowy, wintery mix, and eventually rainfall tomorrow afternoon, before tapering off into the evening.

Although many of the local districts are already closed for their winter break, some do still remain open, and may experience delays or closures tomorrow. Please visit LongIsland.com’s School Closings Page for the latest updates on your local districts closings.

The NWS  also warns that this new addition of wet, heavy snow may cause already strained tree branches to fall, and flat roofing structures to collapse,

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 in Feature Photo: In Commack, a young boy helps clean up the snow in the driveway with a snowblower this weekend.

Pictured in Gallery: Winter Weather Advisories & Snow Total Graphics, via the NWS NY Official Facebook Page.