Weather Alert(2)!
"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey... * hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...from 15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * Cold impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. * Wind impacts...scattered tree limbs and branches downed. Isolated power outages. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite Jmc , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,04:12 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Winter Storm Saturn: What's In Store for Long Island

Nature & Weather, Local News, Seasonal & Current Events

Winter Storm Saturn is headed to the North East - how will this impact Long Island?

Update - Wednesday @ 11:30AM: With Winter Storm Saturn making its approach, the National Weather Service now has multiple warnings for the Long Island area, including a Winter Weather Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Flood Watch, Wind Advisory, and a Hazardous Weather Outlook Alert.

Although there is an 80% chance of snow this afternoon, the majority of the snowfall will take place tonight, with a predicted accumulation of 2-4 inches, and Thursday, where we may get another additional 1-3 inches of snow.

For round the clock updates, be sure to head over to the LongIsland.com Weather Center, which will have the latest on what's in store for Long Island when Winter Storm Saturn hits.

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Although Long Island will be avoiding the brunt of the Winter Storm dubbed Saturn, it is beginning to look more likely that the Island will be getting anywhere from 1-5 inches of snowfall – something that many locals are dreading, as the snows from Winter Storm Nemo have just melted. As of Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch as well as a Hazardous Weather Outlook Alert for Long Island – simply to ensure that locals stay alert and aware of the potentially hazardous conditions that could be brought on by this late winter storm.

According to both Weather.com and the National Weather Service, the Nor’easter will most likely begin to impact Long Island, and the New York Metro Area on Wednesday evening, into Thursday. Meteorologist’s storm path models indicate that Winter Storm Saturn will be a slow, drawn out storm, meaning the potential for larger snow accumulation, as well as a serious potential for coastal flooding in the area. It looks as though areas including Washington DC and Boston are going to be hit significantly harder than New York, however, there is still the potential for Long Island to receive some serious late-winter snowfall, and as they say – “it’s better to be safe than sorry”.

As the storm continues to be tracked, and more updates become available, be sure to check back with us for more information about how Saturn could be affecting Long Island.

In order to help you prepare for the potential impact of this upcoming storm, we’ve compiled some resources for you to utilize in planning ahead:

Have a tip you’d like to share, or want to add photos to our Winter Weather Gallery? Email us at News@LongIsland.com, and someone will get back to you ASAP!

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