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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect until 11 am EST this morning... * tidal departures...2 to 2 1/2 ft above astronomical tides this morning. * Timing...localized minor coastal flooding is expected with the morning high tide cycle. * Coastal flood impacts...brief and localized minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels this morning... Coastal............time of......forecast total.....Flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level.......category.. ...................................(Mllw).................... Kings Point NY......911 am........9.0-9.5..........none...... Stamford CT.........838 am........9.0-9.5..........minor..... Bridgeport CT.......835 am........8.7-9.2..........minor..... , "Small Craft Advisory" ...Small Craft Advisory in effect until 6 am EST Wednesday... ...Gale Warning is cancelled... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Small Craft Advisory...which is in effect until 6 am EST Wednesday. The Gale Warning has been cancelled. * Winds and seas...north winds 20 to 30 kt. Occasional gusts up to 35 kt early this morning. Seas 4 to 8 feet across the Long Island Sound. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Small Craft Advisory means that sustained wind speeds or frequent gusts of 25 to 33 kt and/or seas of 5 ft or higher are expected or occurring...and hazardous to small craft. Inexperienced mariners...especially those operating smaller vessels...should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Tuesday Jan.24 17,10:00 AM

American Airlines Grounds All Flights Until 5PM, EST Today Due to Computer Glitch

American Airlines grounds all flights after uncovering computer glitch.

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A reported computer glitch has grounded all American Airline flights until five this evening. Around 520 flights have been delayed until the glitch is sorted out. Of course, in the wake of yesterday’s horrific events in Boston, tensions are incredibly high, however; there is no proof that anything sinister is afoot.

"At this time, we are holding all flights on the ground until later this afternoon, when we will provide another update," said American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely. "We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as we can, and we apologize to our customers for this inconvenience."

Angry passengers are demanding to know more about the difficulties surrounding the plane’s systems. "If your travel plans are flexible, there will be no charge if you would like to change your reservation and we will provide full refunds if your travel plans are not flexible," Huguely said.

Initial reports indicated that the glitch appeared in the booking and reservation tool, however; AA was quick to launch a system-wide ground delay. The company estimates that they fly over a quarter million travelers a day, spanning multiple regions. They also receive almost a quarter-million reservations a day, so the booking and reservation system might be due to an overload or influx of users at one time.