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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following areas...in southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. However...at this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Thursday Jul.28 16,06:00 PM

William Floyd Middle School Students Compete at BNL Science Bowl

This past weekend, a team of young aspiring scientists from William Floyd Middle School (WFMS) competed at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Middle School Science Bowl.

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Upton, NY - March 7, 2014 - This past weekend, a team of young aspiring scientists from William Floyd Middle School (WFMS) competed at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Middle School Science Bowl and Lithium-ion Battery-powered Model Car Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The team, in competition against 19 other teams from 12 other Long Island school districts, won a first-place trophy in their academic division and a second-place trophy in the Lithium-car timed trials.
 
The academic team, led by Ms. Mary Nappi, an eighth-grade Regents Living Environment teacher and team head coach, competed in a Jeopardy-style tournament about mathematics and the sciences – physical, general, earth, life, energy and space. For their efforts they received the top award in their division. Additionally, under the direction of WFMS technology teacher John Rumpler, students designed, constructed and raced their eventual second-place lithium car.
 
“These competitions demonstrate that science can be fun,” said Ms. Nappi. “Aligned with our district’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative, students gain invaluable experience which will help them throughout high school and into college. Our hope at William Floyd is to inspire our younger students to become future scientists, engineers and mathematicians who will tackle the world’s problems.”
 
Congratulations to the students and teachers (pictured l-r) John Hangley (sixth grade); Khadija Saad (team captain, eighth grade); Fairhah Chowdhury (sixth grade); Sadat Gresham (eighth grade); Amir Abdualiev (sixth grade); and their coaches Ms. Mary Nappi, WFMS Regents Living Environment teacher; and Mr. John Rumpler, WFMS technology teacher.