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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday... 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 to 11 PM EDT Wednesday. 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. 329 PM EDT Tue may 24 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Wednesday... 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 to 11 PM EDT Wednesday. 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. -- Tuesday May.24 16,09:12 PM

Long Island Gets Welcome Dose of Sunshine Alongside Heavy Winds

Despite a predicted possibility of light snow, Long Islanders awoke to the welcome sight of clear streets.

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A possibility of snow in the forecast left many Long Islanders who have had enough of winter cringing before bed last night, but despite the gray skies and heavy rainfall there was little of the frozen precipitation to be seen this morning.

After a cloudy start to the day, the sun has begun poking through, and it is expected to remain partly sunny throughout the rest of the day. Highs will only reach about 28°, however, and the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Wind Advisory through 6 PM due to blustery conditions and strong gusts.

Winds of 20-30 mph will continue to blow, with gusts as strong as 50 mph coming intermittently over the course of the day. The NWS warns that such gusts could knock down weaker trees and limbs, and that they will make travel difficult, especially for high profile vehicles such as SUVs. Scattered power outages may also occur as falling limbs knock into electric lines.

Temperatures will rise again tomorrow, reaching about 40° before they climb further to 47° on Saturday. The NWS is presently predicting to see a dip back into wintry temperatures on Monday when the high is predicted to be around 31°.

For the most up to date weather information, visit the Long Island Weather Center.

[Source: National Weather Service]