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"Hurricane Statement" This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1208 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1208 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1208 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1140 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 1140 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watch remains in effect for Suffolk County, long island** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - tropical storm watches have been discontinued for southern New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. * Current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for all of Suffolk County. * Storm information: - about 320 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 320 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.5n 71.7w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 355 degrees at 7 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track slowly north and then northeast later today, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system will be close enough for potential impacts. The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide tonight into Wednesday. Localized inundation of up to around 2 1/2 feet is possible in the typically more vulnerable locations across Peconic and gardiners bays. Dangerous surf will build to 10 to 15 feet through Wednesday. This will result in widespread dune erosion and washovers. Tropical storm force winds are possible tonight into Wednesday with sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Potential impacts ----------------- * surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible impacts across Suffolk County. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. - Widespread beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong and frequent rip currents. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - possible tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts. Potential impacts include: - small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around 6 PM, or sooner if conditions warrant. 520 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watches remain in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast connecticut** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northern Middlesex, northern New London, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, southern New London, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 360 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 350 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.0n 71.3w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 360 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track northward through the western Atlantic waters through mid week, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system looks to be close enough for potential impacts, including tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding, and locally heavy rainfall. The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is also likely along with dangerous surf. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across tidal portions of southeast New York and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered or isolated power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - rivers, small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Elsewhere across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around noon EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. 520 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watches remain in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast connecticut** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northern Middlesex, northern New London, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, southern New London, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 360 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 350 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.0n 71.3w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 360 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track northward through the western Atlantic waters through mid week, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system looks to be close enough for potential impacts, including tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding, and locally heavy rainfall. The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is also likely along with dangerous surf. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across tidal portions of southeast New York and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered or isolated power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - rivers, small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Elsewhere across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around noon EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. 520 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watches remain in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast connecticut** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northern Middlesex, northern New London, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, southern New London, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 360 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 350 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.0n 71.3w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 360 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track northward through the western Atlantic waters through mid week, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system looks to be close enough for potential impacts, including tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding, and locally heavy rainfall. The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is also likely along with dangerous surf. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across tidal portions of southeast New York and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered or isolated power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - rivers, small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Elsewhere across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around noon EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. 520 am EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 This product covers southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut **tropical storm watches remain in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast connecticut** New information --------------- * changes to watches and warnings: - none * current watches and warnings: - a tropical storm watch is in effect for northeastern Suffolk, northern Middlesex, northern New London, northwestern Suffolk, southeastern Suffolk, southern Middlesex, southern New Haven, southern New London, and southwestern Suffolk * storm information: - about 360 miles south-southeast of New York City NY or about 350 miles south of Montauk Point NY - 36.0n 71.3w - storm intensity 75 mph - movement north or 360 degrees at 9 mph Situation overview ------------------ Hurricane Jose will continue to track northward through the western Atlantic waters through mid week, passing to the southeast of the area late tonight into Wednesday as a tropical storm. The system looks to be close enough for potential impacts, including tropical storm force winds, coastal flooding, and locally heavy rainfall. The best chance for tropical storm force winds and heavy rain will be across eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is also likely along with dangerous surf. Potential impacts ----------------- * shoreline hazards: prepare for dangerous surf of 10 to 15 ft causing widespread dune erosion, and localized dune overwashes along the Atlantic beachfront. * Surge: prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts across tidal portions of southeast New York and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts in this area include: - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where surge water covers the Road. * Wind: prepare for hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over. - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered or isolated power and communications outages. * Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut. Potential impacts include: - rivers, small streams, creeks and canals may become swollen and could overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief Road and bridge closures. Elsewhere across southeast New York, northeast New Jersey, and southern Connecticut, little to no impact is anticipated. Precautionary/preparedness actions ---------------------------------- If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind, such as a Mobile home, a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you and your family for several days. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean, in a low lying or poor drainage area, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * Additional sources of information: - for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov - for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org - for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org Next update ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New York NY around noon EDT, or sooner if conditions warrant. , "Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 PM EDT Wednesday... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a coastal flood advisory...which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 PM EDT Wednesday. * Locations...North Shore areas of northwestern Suffolk. * Tidal departure...1 to 2 ft above astronomical tides during the evening and Wednesday morning to midday high tides. Localized minor coastal flooding is possible. * Coastal flood impacts...shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to possibly 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, Parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the Waterfront will experience shallow flooding. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. 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Well-Known Humpback Whale Washes Up on Shore in East Quogue

The humpback whale that washed ashore on April 17 turns out to be Istar, who has been tracked for most of her life and is a celebrity in the world of marine biology.

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To many East End residents, it was sad enough to see the body of a nearly 48-foot-long humpback whale washed ashore in East Quogue last Wednesday, but to marine biologists, it was the loss of one of the most famous humpbacks to be tracked and studied throughout its lifetime.

Researchers tracked the female whale for over 40 years, and had named her Istar, after “Ishtar,” the Babylonian goddess of fertility, since marine biologists have tracked at least 11 of her offspring since the 1970s.  They have also monitored almost a dozen of the whale’s grandchildren.

When the carcass of the humpback first rolled ashore, local residents called the researchers at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, who at first did not recognize the whale as Istar.  Istar was never electronically tagged, but was instead identified by the distinctive markings on her fluke, or tail. While performing a necropsy, scientists photographed the unique pigmentation patterns on the underside of the fluke, and found the patterns to match those belonging to Istar.

When Istar was found, she weighed between 30 and 35 tons, and had been dead for at least a week.  Researchers are still looking into the cause of Istar’s death, but they said it was evident that she had massive cranial damage that is consistent with a ship strike.

Istar was first researched when she had her first calf, which was documented in the 1976 by the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies in Massachusetts. She then continued to travel along the coast, spending April through December in Maine and heading to the Caribbean for the winter.

Humpback whales are an endangered species, but they are not uncommon to the waters around Long Island.  Humpbacks have been seen in the Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound, and Gardiner’s Bay, and come to the island in droves between June and September.

The last time a whale washed ashore in the area was in August 2012, when a finback whale estimated to have weighed 50 tons turned up just east of Tiana Beach in Hampton Bays.