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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. 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. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * 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. -- Friday Feb.12 16,01:00 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Twitter Page Posting Provocative Pictures of Teenagers at Parties Taken Down

Family & Parenting, Local News

The page @LIPartyStories posted pictures of teens vomiting and standing on rooftops naked.

This week a media firestorm broke out over a twitter page which may have been run by Long Island high school students. The page was of Nassau and Suffolk teenagers posting their drunken weekend escapades on the now suspended Twitter handle @LIPartyStories
 
Pictures showed teenagers naked, vomiting, passed out on the ground and urinating anywhere where there is a place to sit. One picture showed an open toilet with a sink full of urine next to it while another was of two teenage boys standing on the roof of a house party naked. The most subdued picture of the lot showed three Babylon football players icing their feet. 
 
Once the twitter page found mainstream attention it caught the eye of outraged parents and nonprofit organizations. A Port Washington parent questioned why they would post such revealing pictures. 
 
“Kids do stupid things,” Peter Winick told CBS News. “We’ve probably all done stupid things, now you’ve got social media to be able to publish to the world how dumb you are forever.”
 
Marg Lee of the nonprofit group DEDICATEDD was one of those outraged by the account.
 
“These kids are literally taking their life in their hands. Clearly they don’t know that. Often times when a kid drinks too much his or her friends will leave them and the kid will die from alcohol poisoning,” Lee told CBS
 
“Once it’s out in cyberspace there’s no taking it back,” Lee continued. "If an employer is going to be looking for someone to represent their company you’re not going to want somebody that’s been all over the web.”
 
When the story caught on the page became viral. At its height @LIPartyStories had more than 25,000 followers. The constant news coverage sky rocketed followers by more than 8,000 in a few short days. Right now it is unknown whether there was one administrator or several for it. So far all signs point to an anonymous high school student. 
 
[Source: @LIPartyStories, CBS]
 

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